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Baterilliana. 


MEMORIALS  OF  THE  FAMILIES 


OF 


DE  BOTEVILLE,  THYNNE,  AND  BOTFIELD, 


IN  THE  COUNTIES  OF  SALOP  AND  WILTS. 


AN  APPENDIX  OF  ILLUSTRATIVE  DOCUMENTS. 


BY 

BBRIAH  BOTFIELD, 


WESTMINSTER : 

J.  B.  NICHOLS  AND  SONS,  25,  PARLIAMENT  STREET. 


M.DCCC.LVIII. 


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TO  THK 

MOST  HONOURABLE  JOHN  ALEXANDER, 

MARQUESS  OF  BATH, 

VISCOUNT  WEYMOUTH,  AND  BARON  THYNNE, 

<$his  look, 

DESCRIBING  THE  ACHIEVEMENTS  AND  DESCENT 
OF  HIS  ANCESTORS, 

IS  DEDICATED  AND  INSCRIBED, 
IN  AFFECTIONATE  REMEMBRANCE  OF  THEIR  MEMORY. 

BY 

BERIAH  BOTFIELD. 


PREFACE. 


"  THERE  is  an  event  recorded  in  the  Bible  which  men  who  write 
books  should  keep  constantly  in  remembrance.  It  is  there  set  forth 
that  many  centuries  ago  the  earth  was  covered  with  a  great  flood, 
by  which  the  whole  of  the  human  race,  with  the  exception  of  one 
family,  were  destroyed.  It  appears,  also,  that  from  thence  a  great 
alteration  was  made  in  the  longevity  of  mankind,  who,  from  a  range 
of  seven  or  eight  hundred  years  which  they  enjoyed  before  the 
flood,  were  confined  to  their  present  period  of  seventy  or  eighty 
years.  This  epoch  in  the  history  of  man  gave  birth  to  the  twofold 
division  of  the  antediluvian  and  the  postdiluvian  style  of  writing, 
the  latter  of  which  naturally  contracted  itself  into  those  inferior 
limits  which  were  better  accommodated  to  the  abridged  duration 
of  human  life  and  literary  labour.  Now  to  forget  this  event  is  to 
be  guilty  of  the  most  grievous  error  into  which  a  writer  can  possibly 
fall.  The  author  should  gaze  at  Noah  and  be  brief.  The  ark  should 
constantly  remind  him  of  the  little  time  there  is  left  for  reading ; 
and  he  should  learn,  as  they  did  in  the  ark,  to  crowd  a  great  deal 
of  mntter  into  a  very  little  compass."* 

Thus   humorously   admonished,   I    have    endeavoured    to    render 

*  The  Works  of  the  Bev.  Sydney  Smith,  i.  314,  315. 


VI  PREFACE. 

my  narrative  as  clear  and  concise  as  possible,  leaving  those  who 
may  wish  for  fuller  details  to  the  documents  contained  in  the 
Appendix. 

It  has  been  contended,  with  much  reason,  that  a  love  of  ancestry 
is  a  passion  belonging  to  our  common  nature,  and  if  this  be  true  the 
study  of  genealogy  becomes  a  pursuit  of  great  interest  and  utility. 
"  The  true  genealogist  feels  as  much  pleasure  in  searching  out  the 
records  of  a  yeomanry  stock,  or  in  tracing  the  descent  of  the  humblest 
plebeian,  as  in  imparting  additional  lustre  to  the  coronet  of  nobility. 
He  would  as  gladly  see  the  Family  Bible  of  every  intelligent  cottager 
adorned  with  the  registers  of  birth,  marriage,  and  death,  for  a  few 
generations,  as  he  would  endeavour  to  throw  light  upon  the  deeds, 
titles,  and  alliances  of  the  peer."* 

In  the  following  pages  I  have  endeavoured  to  trace  the  descent  of 
the  ancient  Shropshire  family  of  Boteville  from  the  earliest  to  the 
present  time.  I  have  shown  its  social  influence  gradually  extending, 
and  have  recorded  the  number  of  its  alliances  with  some  Of  the  best 
blood  of  England.  It  is  not  always  that  antiquity  of  descent  has  been 
accompanied  by  achievements  of  social  distinction  in  a  sequence 
so  natural  and  orderly  as  the  present.  Prom  the  lower  class 
originally  springs  the  higher  order,  and  the  former  only  can  supply 
the  declining  complement  of  the  latter.  By  industry  united  with 
intellect,  by  force  of  character  properly  directed,  and  by  the  means  of 
usefulness  rightly  employed,  all  classes  may  fairly  hope  to  attain  the 
highest  honours. 

The  first  edition  of  this  work  appeared  in  1843,  and  consisted  of  a 

»  A  Discourse  on  Genealogy,  in  "  Contributions  to  Literature,  Historical,  Antiquarian, 
and  Metrical,  by  Mark  Anthony  Lower,  M.A.  London,  1854,"  p.  210. 


PKKFACE.  ;•/'/ 

private  impression  of  thirty-five  copies,  in  octavo,  dedicated  to  \Villi;un 
Botfield,  Esq.  These  copies  were  thus  distributed:  two  to  "William 
Botfield,  Esq.  and  two  to  Lucy  his  wife,  two  to  Mrs.  .Hot  field  of  Ilopton 
Court ;  copies  were  also  presented  to  the  Library  of  the  British 
Museum,  the  Eoyal  Institution,  the  Royal  Society,  and  the  Society 
of  Antiquaries  of  London,  to  the  Signet  Library  in  Edinburgh,  the 
Hunterian  Museum  at  Glasgow,  the  University  Library  at  Aberdeen, 
the  Bodleian  Library  and  that  of  Christ  Church  at  Oxford,  to  the 
Public  Library  at  Cambridge,  and  to  the  Harrow  School  Library ; 
other  copies  were  given  to  the  Earl  of  Powis,  K.G.,  the  Hon.  Robert 
Henry  Clive,  M.P.,  Matthias  Attwood,  Esq.  M.P.,  the  Rev.  Charles 
Walcot,  the  Rev.  Henry  Rose,  the  Rev.  Edward  Levett,  the  Rev. 
Richard  Warner,  the  Rev.  Thomas  Woodward,  Mrs.  Aldersey  of 
Aldersey,  John  Burke,  Esq.,  Richard  Wood,  Esq.,  Thomas  Salt,  and 
Joseph  Morris  of  Shrewsbury,  and  William  Nicol,  the  Jenson  of  the 
English  press,  by  whom  the  work  was  printed.  Two  copies  were 
retained  by  the  author.  A  few  supplementary  leaves  of  pedigree  were 
subsequently  printed,  but  only  partially  distributed  among  the  owners 
of  the  copies  already  enumerated. 

The  title  of  this  work  was  derived  from  the  first  name  recorded 
in  the  narrative,  that  of  De  Boteville,  from  whom,  as  from  a  common 
ancestor,  all  his  descendants  are  derived.  This  first  essay  was  con- 
fessedly imperfect.  To  reconcile  the  discrepancies  in  the  narrative 
of  events  long  past,  and  to  connect  the  several  notices  into  one 
continuous  whole,  was  a  task  which  I  had  not  then  the  adequate 
means  of  accomplishing.  But  its  publication  was  the  means  of 
obtaining  much  additional  information,  which  has  enabled  me  to 
make  the  present  work  more  complete  than  the  former,  though  I 


mil  PREFACE. 

trust  that  the  imperfections  which  still  remain  will  be  supplied  by 
those  who  may  have  the  kindness  to  correct  them. 

Mr.  Lower,  in  his  Essay  on  Surnames,  has  remarked  that  "  the 
readiest  corruption  from  the  French  is  that  which  turns  '  ville '  into 
'  field,'  as  Bloonifield  for  Blondeville,  Summerfield  for  Somerville,  Bas- 
kerfield  for  Baskerville.  In  some  cases  '  ville '  has  been  changed  to 
'  well,'  as  Rosseville  to  Roswell,  Bosseville  to  Boswell,  Freshville  to 
Fretwell.  Among  other  corruptions  may  be  given  Darcy  from 
Adrecy,  Mungey  from  Mountjoy,  Knevett  from  Drevenett,  Davers 
from  Danvers,  Troublefield  from  Turbervillc,  Botfield  from  De  Botville, 
Manwaring  and  Mannering  from  Mesnilwarin,  Dabridgecourt  and 
Dabscot  from  Damprecourt,  Barringer  from  Beranger,  Talboys  from 
Taillebois."  * 

I  have  endeavoured  to  accumulate  all  the  matter  tending  in  any 
degree  to  elucidate  the  subject  of  this  inquiry.  My  object  has  been 
to  instruct  rather  than  to  entertain,  and  to  be  accurate  rather  than 
amusing,  while  compiling  a  record  of  the  Boteville  family  which  shall 
embrace  all  the  recorded  facts,  and  be  founded  on  all  the  accessible 
materials.  None  but  those  accustomed  to  genealogical  researches  can 
appreciate  the  difficulty  of  supplying  the  links  wanting  in  the  chain  of 
evidence  sufficient  to  establish  an  unbroken  line  of  descent.  Some- 
times the  merest  accident  may  lead  to  important  results,  while 
frequently  the  most  careful  investigations  fail  to  furnish  any  additional 
information. 

In  prosecuting  these  inquiries  I  have  caused  extracts  to  be  made 

«  An  Essay  on  Family  Nomenclature,  Historical,  Etymological,  and  Humorous,  with 
several  illustrative  Appendices,  by  Mark  Anthony  Lower,  M.A.  Third  Edition  enlarged 
London.  1849.  Vol.  ii.  pp.  34,  35. 


PREFACE. 

from  the  registers  of  the  churches  of  St.  Alkmund,  St.  Chad,  ;>nd  St. 
Julian,  at  Shrewsbury;  of  St.  Mary,  at  Stafford;  and  of  St.  Man, 
St.  Michael,  and  St.  Chad,  at  Lichfield;  St.  Martin  and  St.  Philip,  at 
Birmingham;  also  of  the  parishes  of  Abdon,  Acton  Burnell,  Cleolmry 
Mortimer,  Broscley,  Bitterley,  Diddlebury,  Dawley,  Eaton  Constant  inc. 
Brace  Meole,  Cheswardine-,  Donnington,  Leebotwood,  Leighton,  Pid- 
verbatch,  Ludlow,  Market  Drayton,  Stirchley,  Madeley,  Stoddesden, 
Shiffnal,  Hopton  Wafers,  Wenlock,  Worfield,  Church  Stretton,  and 
Wolstaston,  in  the  county  of  Salop ;  of  Horningsham  and  Kingston 
Deverill,  in  Wiltshire ;  of  Edgbaston  and  Aston,  in  Warwickshire ; 
of  Norton,  in  Northamptonshire ;  of  Brislington,  in  Somersetshire ; 
and  of  Kingsbury,  in  Staffordshire. 

I  have  extracted  all  the  entries  of  the  name  of  Botfield  from  the 
register  kept  at  the  office  of  the  Registrar-General  in  Somerset  House. 
The  Eecords  of  the  Corporations  of  Shrewsbury,  Wenlock,  and  Lich- 
field have  afforded  much  important  information.  The  State  Paper 
Office,  the  Record  Office,  and  the  College  of  Arms  at  London,  have 
with  the  greatest  liberality  yielded  their  stores  of  information.  The 
Diocesan  Registries  of  Lichfield  and  Hereford  have  furnished  many 
Wills  to  this  collection.  At  Hereford  the  Calendars  of  Wills  com- 
mence in  1517 ;  and  there  is  a  list  of  Inventories  from  that  year  to 
1627.  The  Calendars  of  Wills  at  Gloucester,  commencing  in  1541, 
were  searched  from  that  period  to  1840  without  success. 

Mr.  Markham  Thorpe  also  searched  the  Close  Rolls  from  the  reign 
of  Henry  VIII.  to  the  end  of  the  reign  of  George  I.  without  finding 
any  entry  of  the  name  of  Botfield. 

I  have  neglected  no  source  of  information  that  was  pointed  out 
to  me,  but  in  many  cases  the  search  has  proved  fruitless.  The 

b 


X  PREFACE. 

Parochial  Registers  of  Cardington  from  1598  to  the  present  time, 
with  an  interruption  of  thirty-two  years,  were  searched  without 
success.  The  Register  of  Buildwas,  commencing  in  1539,  that  of 
Wroxeter  and  that  of  TJffington,  from  1650  to  1690,  have  been  all 
examined  with  the  like  result.  The  only  entry  on  the  Register  at 
Wrockwardine,  which  Mr.  Morris  searched  from  1591  to  1700,  was 
that  on  the  26th  December,  1661,  "  Mrs.  Thinn  was  buried."  This 
he  presumes  was  Mary  wife  of  Mr.  Edward  Thinne.  They  had  a  child 
baptised  at  "Wellington,  co.  Salop,  on  the  18th  of  May,  1632,  as  appears 
on  the  Register,  which  Mr.  Morris  also  searched  from  1591  to  1708. 

The  Registers  of  Eaton  Constantine  prior  to  1684  no  longer  exist 
there,  and  those  of  Dawley  prior  to  1666  are  also  gone,  while  the 
earlier  ones  that  still  remain  there  are  partially  obliterated.  The 
Registers  at  Little  Wenlock  are  also  missing  until  1690  or  subse- 
quently, and  those  of  Leighton  have  been  lost  previous  to  1662  or 
soon  after.  These  circumstances  are  the  more  to  be  regretted  from  the 
fact  of  the  family  of  Botevyle  or  Botfield  being  found  at  Dawley  just 
at  the  period  when  they  ceased  to  exist  at  Eaton  Constantine,  to  which 
place  it  is  clear  that  they  had  removed  from  Leighton.  The  proximity 
of  these  places,  and  the  parish  of  Eaton  Constantine  being  situated 
between  Leighton  and  Dawley,  corroborate  the  connection  between  the 
Botflelds  of  Dawley  and  the  Leighton  branch  of  the  Botevyle  family. 

When  such  sources  as  these  are  dry,  it  is  refreshing  to  turn  to  the 
autograph  entries  in  the  old  family  Bible  or  Prayer  Book,  recording 
with  great  minuteness,  and  upon  undoubted  authority,  facts  of  great 
importance  carelessly  omitted  to  be  entered  in  the  registers  of  the 
parish. 

I  have  derived  the  most  valuable  assistance  in  these  genealogical 


i'i:i:r\CE.  xi 

inquiries  from  the  authentic  records  of  the  Heralds'  Visitations. 
"About  three  or  four  times  in  a  century,  the  Heralds,  under  the 
authority  of  a  Royal  Commission  under  the  Great  Seal,  and  with  tin- 
sanction  of  the  Earl  Marshal,  visited  every  county,  and,  taking  up  their 
quarters  in  the  principal  town  of  the  county,  summoned  all  the  resident 
gentry  of  each  district  on  a  certain  day  and  hour  to  appear  before  them 
to  prove,  by  sufficient  documentary  evidence,  their  right  to  bear  arms, 
as  also  to  furnish  data  for  the  establishment  of  their  pedigree,  which 
was  duly  registered  in  the  Visitation  Books,  and  attested  by  the  signa- 
ture of  the  representative  of  the  family.  This  custom  originated  in  the 
reign  of  Henry  the  Eighth,  and  was  continued  till  that  of  James  the 
Second."* 

My  attention  was  naturally  directed  to  the  archives  at  Longleat, 
and  my  wish  to  inspect  them  was  most  promptly  and  fully  granted. 
Mr.  Joseph  Morris,  to  whom  this  inquiry  was  entrusted,  states  that 
he  searched  every  depository  there  without  success,  including  the  Muni- 
ment Room  and  the  old  Library  of  that  magnificent  mansion.  The  only 
documents  relating  to  Shropshire  were  the  exemplification  of  a  fine 
relating  to  property  at  Westbury,  and  two  Court  Rolls,  one  relating  to 
the  Manors  of  Caus,  &c.  temp.  Richard  II.,  the  other  relating  to  the 
Manor  of  Minsterley,  temp.  Henry  VIII. 

I  have  incorporated  in  the  Appendix  to  this  work  the  whole  of  the 
materials  employed  in  its  compilation,  and  have  endeavoured  to 
accumulate  all  the  matter  tending  in  any  degree  to  elucidate  the 
subject  of  this  inquiry.  The  documents  include  extracts  from  Paro- 
chial Registers,  from  Court  and  Corporation  Rolls,  from  State  Papers, 

*  Lower's  Discourse  on  Genealogy,  in  his  "Contributions  to  Literature.  London,  1854," 
p.  219.  Grimaldi's  Origines  Genealogies:.  London,  1828.  Quarto. 


X^^  PREFACE. 

and  Subsidy  Rolls,  Royalist  Composition  Papers,  and  other  sources. 
I  have  reprinted  the  tracts  and  broadsides  relating  to  the  barbarous 
murder  of  Thomas  Thynne,  and  Mr.  Burke's  account  of  the  trial  of  his 
assassins,  as  well  as  Mr.  Craik's  biography  of  his  affianced  bride. 
I  have  also  added  the  History  of  Longieat,  by  the  Rev.  J.  E.  Jackson. 

I  have  included  in  the  Appendix  all  the  Memoirs,  Funeral  Sermons, 
and  Obituary  Notices  of  persons  noticed  in  this  work  which  have 
appeared  in  the  Gentleman's  Magazine,  or  in  other  publications.  I 
have  extracted  from  Sir  Richard  Colt  Hoare's  valuable  History  of 
Wiltshire  the  account  of  Longieat  and  the  history  of  the  Thynne 
family.  I  have  reprinted  from  Collins's  Peerage,  edited  by  Sir 
Egerton  Brydges,  the  article  on  the  Marquess  of  Bath,  and  the  paper 
contributed  by  Mr.  Joseph  Morris  to  "  The  Topographer  and  Genealo- 
gist," on  the  Thynne  and  Botfield  families,  as  well  as  Mr.  Blakeway's 
notices  of  the  same  families  in  his  "  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire." 

The  proceedings  in  Chancery,  extracted  from  the  Records  in  the 
Tower,  have  been  given  in  the  Appendix,  Nos.  65 — 71,  pp.  xcvii— 
cxxii,  as  relating  to  persons  of  the  same  name,  though  not  happily  of 
the  same  family.  I  have  inserted  abstracts  of  all  the  wills  relating  to 
the  Thynne  and  Botfield  families,  and  some  of  their  connections,  in 
the  Appendix,  Nos.  96 — 101,  pp.  ccliv — ccxcix,  derived  from  the 
several  registries  in  which  the  originals  have  been  deposited. 

To  the  Most  Honourable  the  Marquess  of  Bath  my  acknowledg- 
ments are  especially  due  for  the  courtesy  with  which  his  Lordship  has 
accepted  the  dedication  of  this  work  to  himself,  and  for  the  liberality 
with  which  he  has  permitted  the  freest  access  to  the  muniments  at 
Longieat.  I  have  also  to  thank  his  Lordship  for  the  revision  of  this 
work  in  its  progress  through  the  press,— for  the  engravings  of  the 


PREFACE. 


Portrait   of  Sir   John  Thynne   and  the   Seal   ol'  the    IViory  <>r   B 
Radegunde,  with  which  it  is  adorned, — and  above  all  for  the  fricmlh 
and  efficient  assistance  "in  the  furtherance  of  a  work  in  \vhk-h."  hi- 
Lordship  adds,  "  I  take  nearly  as  great  an  interest  as  yourself."  * 

To  Lord  John  Thynne  I  am  indebted  for  information  most  court.  - 
ously  communicated  respecting  his  Lordship's  own  family,  and  for 
bringing  to  my  notice  the  celebrated  ring  given  by  Queen  Elizabeth 
to  the  Earl  of  Essex,  which  may  be  justly  considered  as  one  of  tin- 
most  precious  heir-looms  of  the  Thynne  family. 

I  have  the  greatest  pleasure  in  acknowledging  my  obligations  to  Sir 
Charles  George  Young,  knight,  Garter  King  of  Arms,  for  the  liberality 
with  which  he  has  communicated  to  me  all  the  documents  in  any  way 
connected  with  my  subject  which  are  preserved  in  the  Archives  of  the 
College  of  Arms,  for  the  patient  investigation  which  he  has  bestowed 
upon  their  contents,  and  for  his  careful  revision  of  this  work. 

To  the  Rev.  Robert  William  Eyton,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Ryton,  my 
best  thanks  are  due  for  his  valuable  suggestions  on  a  perusal  of  tin 
pages  in  their  progress  through  the  press,  and  for  the  interesting  ex- 
tracts which  he  has  permitted  me  to  make  from  his  valuable  work  on 
the  Antiquities  of  Shropshire.  These  extracts,  relating  to  the  early 
History  of  Botevyle,  Lydley,  and  Cardington,  will  be  found  in  the 
Appendix,  No.  122,  p.  ccccx. 

I  hope  that  Evelyn  Philip  Shirley,  Esq.,  M.P.  for  South  Warwick- 
shire, will  accept  my  thanks  for  the  kind  interest  he  has  taken  in 
this  work,  and  for  the  passage  in  the  State  Papers  which  he  pointed 
out  to  me,  and  which  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  43, 
p.  Ixii.— Ixiv. 

»  Letter,  dated  Longleat,  Feb.  7,  1858. 


XIV  PREFACE. 

I  beg  to  express  to  Mr.  Joseph  Morris,  of  St.  John's  Hill,  Shrews- 
bury, my  deep  sense  of  the  persevering  industry  and  careful  research 
which  have  enabled  him  to  compile  from  authentic  documents  in  his 
own  possession,  and  from  parochial  registers  and  other  sources,  the 
complete  descent  of  the  race  of  Boteville,  including  the  family  of 
Thynne,  the  Botevyles  of  Ford,  and  the  Botfields  of  Dawley.  I  have 
also  to  thank  him  for  his  accurate  abstracts  of  many  important  papers, 
and  for  his  revision  of  the  same  for  the  press. 

In  the  prosecution  of  these  inquiries  I  have  received  the  readiest 
assistance  from  the  Keepers  of  the  Public  Records,  the  Diocesan 
Registrars,  and  the  Parochial  Clergy,  whenever  it  has  been  necessary 
to  consult  any  of  the  Records  confided  to  their  keeping. 

I  have  always  been  of  opinion  that  whatever  is  worth  doing  at  all 
should  be  done  well;  but,  diffident  of  my  own  judgment  in  my  own 
case,  I  am  content  to  leave  this  book  in  the  hands  of  my  readers,  with 
the  opinion  of  one  most  competent  to  form  a  correct  estimate  of  this 
description  of  work. 

"  My  impression,"  says  Mr.  Eyton,  "  of  the  work  as  a  whole  is, 
that  it  is  a  diligent  and  truthful  assemblage  of  those  facts  which 
natural  ties  and  old  associations  and  obligations  have  made  interesting 
to  you.  Any  one  who  sympathises  with  such  feelings,  though  he  may 
be  a  stranger  to  you  and  your  family,  would  peruse  the  book  with 
pleasure."  * 

*  Letter  from  the  Rev.  E  W.  Eyton,  dated  Ryton  Rectory,  near  Shiffnal,  Dec.  7,  1857. 

Norton  Hall, 

March  5th,  1858. 


CONTENTS. 


CHAPTER  I. 

MM 

The  Early  History  of  the  Botevillc  Family  1 

CHAPTER  II. 

The  History  of  the  Thynne  Faniily 

CHAPTKR  III. 
The  History  of  the  Families  of  Botevyle.  and  Botfield 

CHAPTER  IV. 
Collateral  Branches  of  the  preceding  Families 

CHAPTER  V. 

The  History  of  the  Leighton  Family 


Contents  of  Appendix 

Appendix  of  Documenti    . 

T    ,  dxlii 

Index        ....••• 


ILLUSTRATIONS. 


Portrait  of  Sir  John  Thynne  To  face  the  Title 

Monument  of  Thomas  Thyime       .  page  cxlii 

Charlotte  Botfiold     .  cxcvii 

South-west  View  of  Norton  Church           .                                       .  ccvi 

North-east  View  of  Norton  Church            .  ocviii 

Portrait  of  Dr.  Withering  ccx 

Monument  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Lucy  his  wife  ccxvii 

Ground-  plan  of  Norton  Hall           .  ccxxix 

Hopton  Court        ....                            .  ccxxxi 

Decker  Hill           ......  ccxxxii 

References  to  Plans  of  Norton  Hall,  Decker  Hill,  and  Hopton  Court            .  ccxxxiii 

Seal  of  the  Priory  of  Saint  Raclegunde       .....  ccclvi 

View  of  Longleat                .....                            .  ccclxi 

View  of  Norton  Hall         .......  ccccvi 

Ground-plan  of  Longleat                 ......  cccclxii 

The  Essex  Ring    ........  cccclxix 

View  of  Wattlesborough  Castle      ......  ccccxcvii 

Effigy  of  Sir  Richard  de  Leighton               .....  dix 

View  of  Loton       .                                       .....  dxxvi 

Ground-plan  of  Loton        .......  dxxviii 

Arms  of  De  Botville,  Thynne,  Botfield,  Bowdler,  Hygons,  Heynes,  Gresham, 

Haywood,  Audley         ......  dxxx 

Percy,  Howard,  Coventry,  Phillips,  Villiers,  Carteret,  Bentinck, 

Byng,  Baring   .                                          ....  dxxxiv 
Sankey ,  Palmer,  Adams,  Baugh,  Baker,  Skelhorne,  Bishton,  With- 
ering, Leighton                           .....  dxxxviii 
The  Botfield  and  Leighton  Shields              ....  dxli 
Arms  of  Botfield  and  Leighton       .                          .                                        .  To  follow  Index. 


STEMMATA    BOTE VILLI ANA, 


Sed  genus  ct  proavos  ct  quae  non  fccimus  ipsi 
Vix  ea  nostra  voco. 


CHAPTER  I. 

THE  EARLY  HISTORY  OF  THE  BOTEVILLE  FAMILY. 

EVERY  day  the  task  of  the  genealogical  inquirer  becomes  more 
difficult.  That  which  is  but  faintly  remembered  by  one  generation, 
is  totally  forgotten  by  another ;  and  tradition,  which  sometimes 
supplies  the  place  of  testimony,  is  thus  entirely  lost.  Few  persons 
are  so  insensible  to  the  ties  of  kindred  as  not  to  feel  a  legitimate 
curiosity  in  the  history  and  connections  of  the  individuals  of  their  own 
family — a  feeling  which  remoteness  of  time  cannot  impair,  and  which 
the  proximity  of  relationship  only  serves  to  strengthen.  If  the  greatest 
nations  have  been  ambitious  of  deducing  their  history  from  the  earliest 
times,  surely  individuals  may  be  pardoned  who  seek  to  trace  their 
origin  in  the  earliest  recorded  annals  of  their  country.  "Without 
attaching  undue  value  to  the  advantage  of  birth,  the  love  of  our  race 
is  laid  so  deep  in  the  foundations  of  human  nature  that  such  adven- 
titious circumstances  will  always  influence  our  social  position.  It 
should  teach  us  humility  when  we  reflect  how  small  a  space  we 
ourselves  may  occupy  in  the  eye  of  posterity,  and  it  may  inspire  us 
with  the  spirit  of  emulation  to  maintain  the  good  name  which  we  have 
inherited  from  those  who  have  gone  before  us. 

B 


2  STEMMATA  BOTEVILMANA. 

None  but  those  who  have  themselves  experienced  the  difficulty 
involved  in  the  endeavour 

"  To  solve  each  doubt,  make  stubborn  facts  agree, 
Untwist  the  linked  bouts  of  pedigree ; 
And,  on  a  point  where  Garter's  self  might  err, 
Quote — fearless  quote — the  parish  register,"* 

can  duly  appreciate  the  value  of  those  humble  and  useful  records,  or 
sufficiently  deprecate  the  carelessness  with  which  many  of  them  have 
been,  and  still  continue  to  be,  kept. 

The  origin  of  the  registration  of  births,  deaths,  and  marriages, 
and  the  establishment  of  regular  parish  registers,  are  to  be  traced  so 
far  back  as  the  year  1538.  About  that  time  the  Church  of 
England  was  declared  to  be  no  longer  subject  to  the  jurisdiction 
of  the  Pope,  and  Thomas  Lord  Cromwell  was  appointed  the  King's 
vice-regent  for  ecclesiastical  jurisdiction.  In  the  exercise  of  his 
functions  he  issued,  in  the  thirtieth  year  of  King  Henry  VIII. 
1538-9,  certain  injunctions  to  the  clergy,  and  among  others  one 
enjoining  each  of  them  to  keep  a  book,  or  books,  in  which  they 
should  enter  all  births,  deaths,  and  marriages  within  their  respective 
parishes.  In  the  year  1547,  the  first  of  Edward  VI.,  visitors  were 
directed  to  enforce  this  among  other  matters  upon  the  clergy.  During 
a  portion  of  the  reign  of  Elizabeth,  especially  in  the  first,  seventh,  and 
thirty-ninth  years  of  her  reign,  the  clergy  were  required  to  make 
protestation  that  they  would  keep  their  register-books  in  a  proper 
manner.  Several  of  the  canons  also,  which  date  their  authority  from 
James  I.,  1603,  prescribe  with  great  minuteness  the  mode  in  which 
entries  are  to  be  made  in  the  registers  ;  and  they  also  order  an  attested 
copy  of  the  same  to  be  forwarded  annually  to  the  bishop  of  the 
diocese  or  his  chancellor.  From  inquiries  which  have  been  instituted 
throughout  the  country,  it  appears  that  812  of  the  registers  of  English 

*  Prologue  to  the  "  Chronicon  Mirabile ;  or,  Extracts  from  Parish  Kegisters,  chiefly  in  the 
North  of  England."  The  joint  production  of  Sir  Cuthbert  gharpe,  Knt.  and  Robert  Surtees, 
Esq.  of  Mainsforth.  London,  1841.  8vo. 


KAKLY  HISTORY.  3 

parishes  commence  in  1538,  1,822  between  that  period  and  1558,  and 
2,148  during  the  ensuing  forty-five  years  down  to  the  year  1G03. 
Oliver  Cromwell  was  particularly  careful  of  parisli  iv-istn-.,  and  a 
person  was  elected  in  each  parish  for  the  express  purpose  of  keeping 
them  during  the  Protectorate. 

The  frequent  loss  of  parish  registers  may  occasionally  be  supplied 
by  the  transcripts  preserved  in  the  registry  of  the  diocese.  These  tran- 
scripts were  first  ordered  to  be  transmitted  to  the  bishop  in  the  year 
1597  ;  and  subsequent  ordinances  have  enjoined  their  punctual  trans- 
mission. It  is  however  certain  that  in  some  dioceses  no  attention 
whatever  has  been  paid  to  the  subject,  and  in  no  one  diocese  are  the 
transcripts  perfect.  In  fact  the  canon  of  1597  did  not  require  a 
transcript  of  the  antecedent  registers  for  the  bishop ;  but  by  the 
canon  of  1603  the  transcripts  made  in  pursuance  thereof  have  at  the 
present  day  the  same  authority  with  respect  to  evidence  as  an  original 
document.* 

The  abstraction,  loss,  and  mutilation  of  parochial  registers,  owing  to 
the  culpable  indifference  and  careless  custody  of  their  appointed 
guardians,  were  abundantly  evidenced  by  the  parliamentary  inquiry 
of  1833,  which  led  to  the  General  Registry  Act  of  1835,  passed  to 
ensure  an  effectual  registry  of  births,  deaths,  and  marriages,  and  the 
proper  preservation  of  the  registers  themselves.  This  Act,  however, 
makes  no  provision  for  the  conservation  of  previous  registers,  although 
the  parliamentary  return  gives  many  instances  of  "  leaves  cut  or  torn 
out,  much  torn,  tattered,  illegible;"  of  books  "mutilated,  injured  by 
damp,  in  fragments,  or  destroyed  by  fire ;"  together  with  many  cases 
of  "early  registers  lost."  At  this  moment  the  parish  officers  of 
St.  Paul's,  Covent  Garden,  are  making  inquiry  of  "  collectors  "  and 
others  after  their  own  registers ;  two  among  the  most  historically 
important  and  interesting  years  of  the  seventeenth  century  are 
nowhere  to  be  found.  Recently,  upon  search  being  made  for  the 
entry  of  the  birth  of  Joseph  Addison  in  the  register  of  Milston 

*  "  The  History  of  Parish  Registers  in  England,  with  Observations  on  Bishops'  Transcripts. 
By  John  Southerden  Burn.  London."  1829.  8vo. 

B2 


4  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

church,  in  Wiltshire,  it  was  found  that  a  deceased  rector  had  cut 
out  a  leaf  containing  the  entry  to  satisfy  the  longings  of  a  particular 
friend.  Some  time  ago  Mr.  Walbran  of  Ripon  discovered  part  of  a 
parish  register  among  some  waste  paper  in  a  cheesemonger's  shop. 
Mr.  Downing  Bruce  found  that  the  registers  of  South  Otterington, 
containing  several  entries  of  the  Talbots,  Herberts,  and  Fauconbergs, 
had  been  used  by  the  parish  clerk  as  waste  paper,  some  having  been 
taken  to  "  singe  a  goose."  Mr.  Bruce  found  the  earliest  register  at 
Kirkby  Malzeard,  which  was  reported  to  have  been  lost,  in  a  tattered 
state  behind  some  old  drawers  in  the  curate's  back  kitchen.  He  dis- 
covered the  earliest  register  of  Earlington,  near  Sheriff  Hutton,  also 
supposed  to  have  been  lost,  at  the  bottom  of  an  old  chest  in  the 
church.  Mr.  Bruce  mentions  that  in  1845  he  made  copious  extracts 
from  the  dilapidated  registers  at  Andover,  but  on  recently  visiting  that 
place  he  found  that  "  these  books  were  no  longer  in  existence,  and 
that  those  which  remained  were  kept  in  the  rectory  house,  in  a  damp 
place  under  the  staircase,  and  in  a  shameful  state  of  dilapidation." 

It  has  at  all  times  been  held  to  be  a  legitimate  object  of  inquiry 
to  trace  the  origin  of  those  illustrious  races  who  gave  a  meaning 
to  nobility,  and  entwined  their  honours  round  the  institutions  which 
they  may  have  adorned  by  their  virtues,  strengthened  by  their 
wisdom,  or  defended  by  their  valour. 

"  It  is  not  always,"  observes  Mr.  Eyton  in  his  Antiquities  of 
Shropshire,*  "that  the  generations  of  a  family  of  mere  knightly 
degree  can  be  traced  with  certainty  up  to  the  beginning  of  the 
thirteenth  century.  The  latter  half  of  the  twelfth  century  is,  in 
similar  investigations,  a  limit  not  often  surpassed  with  probable 
truth,  whilst  its  earliest  half  is  only  a  field  for  the  wildest  con- 
jecture." 

It  was  clearly  the  policy  of  our  early  kings  to  contrive  that  the 
most  influential  of  their  foreign  vassals  should  have  possessions  on  this 
side  the  Channel.  The  allegiance  thus  secured  was  based  on  the  most 
available  though  not  the  noblest  of  human  motives— self-interest. 

*  Vol.  i.  p.  99. 


KAULY  HISTORY.  .-> 

The  Norman  Barons  naturally  sought  to  obtain  the  fairest  domains  of 
their  Saxon  predecessors,  and  those  manors  which  contained  a  fertile, 
level,  and  well- watered  soil,  with  woods  for  their  diversion,  and  fish  for 
their  fasts,  were  generally  the  spots  selected  by  them. 

At  the  beginning  of  the  thirteenth  century  the  loss  by  King  John  of 
almost  all  the  foreign  possessions  of  his  ancestors  cut  off  the  stream  of 
Norman  blood  which  had  so  long  flowed  into  England,  and  compelled 
those  aliens  who  had  followed  him  thither  to  assimilate  themselves  to 
the  natives,  and  by  residing  among  them  to  conciliate  their  affections, 
and  thus  gradually  to  obliterate  the  distinctions  of  race.  Each  as  it 
were  gave  pledge  to  each,  and  thus  it  is  that  the  present  links  itself  on 
to  the  remotest  past,  and  thus  it  is  that  of  a  person  it  is  truly  said  that 
"  the  child  is  the  father  of  the  man."  This  inquiry  into  the  origin  of 
names  leads  us  far  back  into  the  social  condition  of  England,  at  that 
period  when  the  rudimental  germs  of  all  that  has  since  made  our 
country  great  and  glorious  were  being  laid. 

"  The  ancestry  of  words,  as  of  men,  is  often  a  very  noble  part  of  them, 
making  them  capable  of  great  things,  because  those  from  whom  they 
are  descended  have  done  great  things  before  them ;  and  I  am  sure 
there  is  much,  to  be  learned  from  knowing  that  the  '  surname,'  as 
distinguished  from  the  Christian  name,  is  the  name  over  and  above ; 
not  the  sire-name,  or  name  received  from  the  father,  but  '  sur-name,' 
'  super-nomen '  —  that,  while  there  never  was  a  time  when  every 
baptized  man  had  not  a  Christian  name,  inasmuch  as  his  personality 
before  God  was  recognised,  yet  the  surname,  the  name  expressing  a 
man's  relation,  not  to  the  kingdom  of  God,  but  to  the  worldly  society 
in  which  he  lives,  is  only  of  a  much  later  growth,  an  addition  to  the 
other,  as  the  word  itself  declares.  And  what  a  lesson  at  once  in 
the  up-growth  of  human  society,  and  in  the  contrast  between  it  and 
the  heavenly  society,  might  be  appended  to  this  explanation  !  There 
was  a  period  when  only  a  few  had  surnames ;  only,  that  is,  had  any 
significance  or  importance  in  the  order  of  things  temporal ;  while  the 
Christian  name  from  the  first  was  common  to  every  man.* 

*  See  Trench  "  On  the  Study  of  Words.     London.  1852."  12mo. 


6  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

To  ascertain  a  line  of  ancestry  is  a  legitimate  subject  of  curiosity, 
naturally  inviting  to  the  genealogist,  and  interesting  to  the  antiquary. 
The  various  modes  of  spelling  proper  names,  and  the  imperfect  manner 
in  which  parochial  registers  were  kept,  together  with  the  frequent 
destruction  of  such  documents  in  early  times,  all  contribute  to  render 
these  researches  laborious  and  oftentimes  unsatisfactory.  It  has 
been  well  remarked  by  Mr.  Ralph  Bigland,  Somerset  Herald,  and 
afterwards  Garter  King  of  Arms,  in  his  "  Observations  on  Mar- 
riages, Baptisms,  and  Burials  as  preserved  in  Parish  Registers,  &c." 
(pp.  5,  6.)- 

"  By  this  remarkable  example  of  the  alterations  of  names  in  early 
times  it  is  that  at  this  day  many  families  who  have  neglected  to  keep 
up  their  pedigrees  are  at  a  loss  to  account  for  their  similar  bearing  of 
arms  whose  names  are  so  widely  different,  while  yet  they  might  all 
originally  be  descended  from  one  and  the  same  common  ancestor. 
Little  (for  instance)  would  any  one  think  to  look  for  the  family  and 
arms  of  Boteville  in  the  present  Viscount  Weymouth ;  and  this  only 
because  in  the  time  of  King  Edward  IV.  John  de  Botteville  resided  at 
one  of  the  inns  of  court,  and  from  thence  was  named  John  of  Th'Inne 
otherwise  Thynne;  and  as  little  would  he  suspect  that  that  poor, 
deserted,  and  exposed  infant  at  Newark-upon-Trent,  commonly 
called  Tom-among-us,  should  afterwards  be  metamorphosed  into 
the  great  Dr.  Thomas  Magnus,  that  famous  non-resident  and  ambas- 
sador." 

It  is  the  opinion  of  Camden,  Du  Cange,  Pegge,  Sharon  Turner,  and 
other  writers,  that  the  custom  of  appropriating  a  permanent  appel- 
lation to  particular  families  became  fully  established  at  the  period 
of  the  Norman  Conquest.  But  the  custom  appears  not  to  have  been 
universally  prevalent  at  that  time  amongst  us  ;  indeed  it  appears  that 
surnames,  properly  so  called,  were  not  completely  adopted  by  the  mass 
of  the  people  till  the  close  of  the  fourteenth  century.  Then  the  usage 
varied  very  much,  and  the  spelling  stiU  more.  We  find  examples  of 
sons  bearing  a  name  different  from  that  of  their  fathers ;  of  wives 
described  by  other  names  than  those  borne  by  their  husbands  ;  and 


EARLY  HISTORY.  7 

innumerable  changes  in  the  forms  of  particular  di-M-nations.  T],,. 
Norman  prefix  of  Le  or  De  appears  to  have  fallen  into  desuetude  nlx.ut 
the  time  of  Edward  IV.  Then  De  Boteville  hecame  Botville. 
and  De  Botcfcld  became  Botefeld,  and  ultimately  Botfield.  Aft  or  the 
reign  of  Richard  II.  the  surname  of  the  family  is  generally  given  in 
the  Court  Rolls  without  the  "  De"  prefixed,  and  in  that  rei<m  is 
variously  spelt,  being  sometimes  written  Botfeld,  at  others  Bottefeld. 
In  the  pedigree  of  Boteville  recorded  in  the  Visitation  of  the  County 
of  Salop  in  1623,  the  attesting  witness  signs  himself  Richard  Botte- 
feld. The  earliest  instance  of  the  present  mode  of  spelling  which  has 
occurred  to  me,  is  in  21  Ric.  II.  1397-8.  Among  the  Recog.  Stat. 
Mercatoris  of  Shropshire  of  this  date,  is  one  of  February  15,  1397-8, 
whereby  William  Russel,  clerk,  William  de  Eton,  and  Thomas  de 
Eton  of  Haston,  are  bound  to  William  Walleford,  and  William 
Botfield,  clerk,  in  £20. 

In  the  Subsidy  Rolls  for  the  County  of  Salop,  kept  in  the  Branch 
Office  of  Public  Records  in  Carlton  Ride,  I  found  the  following  entries 
under  the  head  of  Cardington,  namely  in  the  37  Hen.  VIII.  1545. — 
Thomas  Bottfeld,  assessed  on  lands  of  the  value  of  twenty  shillings,  in 
the  sum  of  two  shillings.  35  Elizabeth,  1592,  Catherine  Botfylde, 
assessed  on  lands  of  twenty  shillings  in  value,  paid  four  shillings.  39 
Elizabeth,  1596,  William  Botfylde,  assessed  on  lands  of  twenty  shil- 
lings in  value,  paid  four  shillings :  and  21  James  I.  1623,  Richard 
Botfield,  assessed  on  lands  of  twenty  shillings  in  value,  paid  four  shil- 
lings. Nothing  in  fact  was  less  settled  than  the  orthography  of  proper 
names  in  that  age. 

An  ingenious  correspondent  of  "  Notes  and  Queries"  has  en- 
deavoured to  draw  a  distinction  between  the  sur-name  or  sur-nom 
added  to  the  common  appellation  for  the  purpose  of  distinguishing  an 
individual,  as  in  the  case  of  our  early  kings — Rufus,  Coeur-de-Lion, 
Lackland,  as  applied  to  William  II.,  Richard  I.,  and  John,  and 
the  sir-name  or  sire-name,  being  that  which  in  recent  times  and 
in  most  countries  every  one  born  in  wedlock  has  inherited  from 


8  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

his  sire.     From  the  same   source  have  been  derived  the  following 
examples  :— 

"I.  Examples  of  Sons  bearing  a  name  different  to  that  of  their 
fathers  : — 

"  1230.  Will.  fil.  Silvestri,  als.  Will.  Silvestre,  fil.  Silvestri  Pudding 

de  Holmestrete ; 

"  1232.  Joh.  de  Worthestede,  Tannator,  fil.  Simonis  le  Spencer 
"  1239.  Sim.  Pellipar  (Pelter,  or  Skinner),  fil.  Ranulph.  le  Furmag. 

deN.; 

"  1242.  Will.  Pryse,  fil.  dementis  Mayne  de  N. ; 
"  1249.  Walt,  de  Swathingg  de  N.  Aurifaber,  fil.  Joh.  de  Birling- 

ham; 
"  1273.  Rob.  Leek,  fil.  Add.  de  Tifteshale ; 

" Had.  fil.  Will'i  de   Castelaire  (Castleacre)  qui  vocatur 

Rads.  de  Lenn  (Lynn) ; 

"  1333.  Rycard  de  Byteringe,  fil.  Joh'is  le  Yunge  (Ling),  Ballior ; 
"  1334.  Joh.  del  Stonhous,  fil.  Ad.  de  Storston,  Clerici  C.  N. 
"  1354.  Willm.  de  Bernham,  fil.  Adam,  del  Sartyn  def'ti. 

"  Attention  is  requested  to  the  last  entry  but  one  of  this  list ;  and 
it  may  be  further  mentioned,  in  reference  to  it,  that  sub  ann.  1270 
occurs  this  notice  : — 

"  Adam  le  Clerk  de  Stirston  et  Anger  ux.  ej.* 

'•'  II.  Examples  of  Wives  described  by  other  names  than  those  borne 
by  their  husbands  : — 

"  1255.  Rob.  de  Wurthestede,  et  Basilia  le  Ro',  ux.  ej. 

"  1288.  Will,  de  Devenschyr,  le  Wayte,  et  Alicia  de  Wetinge, 

ux.  ej. 
"  1307.  Joh'es  Mengy  de  Besthorp,  et  Martha  de  Felmingham, 

ux.  ej. 
—    Thos.  Toyth,  et  Juliana  le  Ropere,  ux.  ej. 

1  These  Clerks  appear  to  have  been  laymen,  as  this  term  was  frequently  applied  to  those 
who  held  offices  in  towns,  such  as  the  Town-Clerk,  Clerk  to  the  Statute  Merchant,  &c. 


EARLY  HISTORY.  9 

"  1316.  Agnes  Richeman  (Bickman),  relicta  Ric.  Holveston  defti. 
"  1318.  Rob.  de  Poswyk,  Taverner,  et  Alicia  Godesman,  ux.  ej. 
"  1352.  Isabell.  de  Mundham  fuit  ux.  Will'i  de  Dunston,  et  nunc 
uxor  Simonis  Spencer. 

"  It  is  also  to  be  noticed  that  wives,  if  more  than  once  married,  are 
frequently  described  in  old  documents  by  the  names,  distinctly  and 
united,  of  their  several  husbands. 

"  III.  Examples  of  changes  in  the  form  of  particular  designations  : — 

"  Between  1332  and  1348  the  name  borne  by  the  famous  knight  Sir 
Rob.  de  Salle,  commemorated  by  Froissart,  and  who  was  killed  by  the 
insurgents  near  Norwich  in  1381,  is  severally  written,  de  la  Sale,  de 
Salle,  de  Aula,  de  la  S'aule,  de  Halle,  Saul,  and  Halle. 

"  In  temps.  Ed.  II.  and  III.  is  the  following  name  thus  modified  : 
Fitz  Benedict,  Benediscite,  Bendiste,  Bendish,  Bennett. 

"  The  twenty-ninth  bishop  of  Norwich  (1446—1472)  is  styled  Walter 
Lyhart,  Le  Hert,  and  Hart. 

"  In  1337  we  have  '  Jas.  de  Briseworth,  als.  de  Bliclingg ;'  and  in 
1368,  '  Joh'es  de  Welburn  (Frat.  Thome  de  Welburn  nuper  def 'ti),  als. 
de  Cobeslound  de  Welburne,  Taverner.' 

"  Then  again  it  were  easy  to  produce  innumerable  examples  of  pro- 
fessional and  business  descriptions,  which  have  originated  many  modern 
surnames,  as  Joh.  le  Lytester  (Lister,  Dyer),  Regin.  le  Paumer 
(Palmer),  Bateman  le  Espicer  (Spicer),  &c." 

Another  correspondent  cites  variations  of  some  remarkable  sur- 
names : — 

"  I  have  seen  a  document  of  the  date  of  Charles  I.,  which  names 
one  Agnes  Wilson,  otherwise  Randalson,  widow  of  John  son  of  Randal 
Wilson ;  thus  shewing  that  the  patronymic  was  liable  to  vary  in  every 
generation,  even  in  the  seventeenth  century. 

"  This  is  still  the  practice  in  the  hill  country  of  Lancashire,  bor- 
dering upon  Yorkshire,  where  people  are  seldom  known  by  a  family 
name.  The  individual  is  distinguished  by  the  addition  of  the  father's 

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10  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

or  mother's  Christian  name,  and  sometimes  by  the  further  addition  of 
those  of  forefathers  for  a  generation  or  two,  as  in  the  designation  of 
Welshmen  in  times  past.  The  abode  sometimes  varies  the  style. 

"  As  an  example,  I  may  mention  that  a  few  years  ago  I  sought  an 
heir-at-law  in  a  town  on  the  borders.  I  was  referred  to  a  man  called 
'Dick  o'  Jenny's;'  he  being  the  son  of  a  second  marriage,  the 
mother's  name  was  used  to  distinguish  him,  rather  than  his  father's. 
Pursuing  the  inquiry,  I  found  the  first  wife  had  been  a  '  sister  of  ould 
Tommy  at  top  of  th'  huttock ;'  her  daughter  had  married  '  John  o' 
Bobby,'  and  '  John  o'  Bobby's  lad '  was  the  man  I  wanted.  When 
I  had  made  him  out,  it  was  with  some  difficulty  that  I  ascertained 
(though  amongst  his  kindred)  that  he  bore  the  family  name  of  '  Shep- 
herd.' " 

And  another  says  : — 

"  I  have  met  with  many  modern  instances  of  the  mutability  of 
surnames  among  labouring  people,  and  even  in  a  class  above  them. 
In  1841  a  person  named  '  Duke '  was  on  the  list  of  voters  for  Penryn, 
in  Cornwall.  His  original  name  was  '  Rapson,'  but,  the  name  being 
very  common  in  his  neighbourhood,  people  long  distinguished  him  by 
the  name  of  '  Duke '  because  he  kept  the  '  Duke  of  York's  Arms :' 
and  this  last  name  has  since  become  the  permanent  recognised  family 


name." 


I  cannot  quit  the  subject  of  surnames  without  noticing  the  Sixteenth 
Annual  Report  for  the  year  1853  of  the  Register-General  of  Births, 
Deaths,  and  Marriages  in  England.  An  appendix  contains  a  list 
of  some  fifteen  hundred  peculiar  names.  The  aggregate  numbers  of 
fifty  of  the  most  common  surnames  have  been  drawn  from  the  indexes 
to  give  a  fair  notion  of  their  national  proportions.  Of  these,  twenty- 
seven  are  classed  as  derived  from  Christian  or  forenames,  thirteen  from 
occupations,  seven  from  locality,  two  (Brown  and  White)  from  personal 
peculiarities,  and  one  (King)  from  other  circumstances.  Except  in 
special  rare  cases  surnames  were  not  used  by  the  Anglo-Saxons  ;  they 
came  in  with  the  Conquest.  Mr.  Lower  has  ably  treated  the  archae- 
ology of  this  subject ;  but  Dr.  Parr's  command  of  national  materials 


EAELY  HISTORY.  H 

renders  his  Report  so  valuable  that  the  following  extracts  will  !><>  read 
with  interest. 

"  The  most  striking  circumstance  presented  by  the  indexes  is  the 
extraordinary  number  and  variety  of  the  surnames  of  the  English 
people.  Derived  from  almost  every  imaginable  object,  from  the  names 
of  places,  from  trades  and  employments,  from  personal  peculiarities, 
from  the  Christian  name  of  the  father,  from  objects  in  the  animal  and 
vegetable  kingdoms,  from  things  animate  and  inanimate,  their  varied 
character  is  as  remarkable  as  their  singularity  is  often  striking.  Some 
of  the  terms  which  swell  the  list  are  so  odd  and  even  ridiculous  that  it 
is  difficult  to  assign  any  satisfactory  reason  for  their  assumption  in  the 
first  instance  as  family  names,  unless  indeed,  as  has  been  conjectured, 
they  were  nicknames  or  sobriquets,  which  neither  the  first  bearers  nor 
their  posterity  could  avoid. 

"  In  Wales,  however,  the  surnames,  if  surnames  they  can  be  called, 
do  not  present  the  same  variety,  most  of  them  having  been  formed  in 
a  simple  manner  from  the  Christian  or  forename  of  the  father  in  the 
genitive  case,  son  being  understood.  Thus  Evan's  son  became  '  Evans,' 
John's  son,  '  Jones,'  &c.  Others  were  derived  from  the  father's  name 
coalesced  with  a  form  of  the  word  ap  or  hab  (son  of),  by  which  Hugh 
ap  Howell  became  '  Powell,'  Evan  ap  Hugh  became  '  Pugh  ;'  and  in 
like  manner  were  formed  nearly  all  the  Welsh  surnames  beginning 
with  the  letters  B  and  P.  Hereditary  surnames  were  not  in  use  even 
amongst  the  gentry  of  Wales  until  the  time  of  Henry  VIII.,  nor  were 
they  generally  established  until  a  much  later  period ;  indeed,  at  the 
present  day  they  can  scarcely  be  said  to  be  adopted  amongst  the  lower 
classes  in  the  wilder  districts,  where,  as  the  marriage  register  shews, 
the  Christian  name  of  the  father  still  frequently  becomes  the  patro- 
nymic of  the  son  in  the  manner  just  described. 

"The  surname  of  Smith  is  pre-eminently  the  most  common  in 
England,  as  that  of  Jones  is  in  Wales  ;  and  so  great  is  the  multitude 
of  the  Welsh  Joneses,  that  the  latter  name  not  only  enters  into  compe- 
tition for  priority  in  point  of  numbers  with  the  Smiths,  but  in  several 
years  shews  a  majority  over  its  rival.  With  a  view  to  determine  the 

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12  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

relative  frequency  of  these  two  widely-spread  surnames,  I  have  ascer- 
tained the  numbers  of  each  entered  in  the  indexes  during  the  years 
1838-54.  The  result  is,  that  the  hirths,  deaths,  and  marriages  of  the 
Smiths  registered  in  this  period  were  286,037,  and  those  of  the  Joneses 
282,900,  the  excess  in  favour  of  the  former  being  3137  in  the  seventeen 
years.  Smith  is,  therefore,  unquestionably  the  most  common  surname 
among  us,  although  the  Joneses  are  little  less  numerous,  and  in  six 
of  the  years  actually  contributed  to  the  registers  larger  numbers  than 
the  Smiths.  Together,  the  bearers  of  these  two  common  names 
amounted  to  568,937,  or  1  in  36  of  the  whole  number  registered 
during  the  period  referred  to. 

"  Assuming  that  the  persons  of  the  surnames  of  Smith  and  Jones 
are  born,  marry,  and  die  in  the  same  proportions  as  persons  of  all 
surnames,  it  will  follow  that  in  England  and  Wales  there  are  not  less 
than  half-a-million  of  persons  bearing  one  or  other  of  those  two  sur- 
names. The  Smiths  amount  to  rather  more  than  a  quarter  of  a 
million,  and  the  Joneses  to  little  less  ;  together  forming  no  inconsider- 
able portion  of  the  English  population.  These  numbers  represent,  on 
the  assumption  that  the  average  number  of  persons  in  a  family  is  the 
same  as  in  the  whole  population  at  the  census,  viz.  4'8  persons,  about 
53,000  families  of  Smiths,  and  51,000  families  of  Joneses ;  and,  to  give 
an  illustration  of  their  numerical  power,  it  may  be  stated  that  these 
two  great  tribes  are  probably  sufficiently  numerous  to  people  the  four 
towns  of  Birmingham,  Bristol,  Leeds,  and  Hull,  without  any  addition 
of  persons  of  other  surnames. 

"  After  the  Smiths  come  the  Taylors,  who  are  about  half  as  nume- 
rous as  the  Smiths  ;  next  the  Wrights,  amounting  to  about  half  the 
number  of  the  Taylors ;  then  the  Walkers,  Turners,  Clarks,  Coopers, 
Wards,  Bakers,  and  Clarkes.  The  Clarks  and  Clarkes,  if  taken  col- 
lectively, would  occupy  the  third  place  in  the  list  of  names  derived 
from  employments ;  a  fact  which  points  significantly  to  the  import- 
ance attached^to  the  clerkly  office,  and  to  the  possession  of  a  moderate 
amount  of  learning,  in  rude  and  unlettered  times,  when  a  king  received 
his  characteristic  epithet  (Beau-clerc)  from  his  scholarship.  This  class 


EARLY  HISTORY.  13 

of  surnames  is  peculiarly  instructive  as  illustrating  the  pursuits  and 
customs  of  our  forefathers ;  many  of  them  furnish  evidence  of  a  state 
of  society  impressed  with  the  characteristics  of  feudal  times  ;  and  not 
a  few  are  derived  from  terms  connected  with  the  amusements  of  the 
chase  and  other  field  sports  to  which  our  ancestors  were  so  ardently 
attached.  Widely  different  would  be  a  national  nomenclature  de- 
rived from  the  leading  occupations  of  the  present  day.  The  thousands 
employed  in  connection  with  the  great  textile  manufactures  would  take 
precedence  even  of  the  Smiths  ;  while  the  Taylors  would  give  place  to 
the  shoemakers  (now  scarcely  recognisable  under  the  not  common 
surname  of  Suter,  with  its  variations  Soutter,  Sowter,  &c.),  as  well  as  to 
the  Colliers,  the  Carpenters,  the  Farmers,  and  others.  The  Hawkers, 
Falkoners,  Bowyers,  Fletchers,  Arrowsmiths,  Palmers,  Pilgrims, 
Friars  or  Freres,  and  a  host  of  other  family  names  derived  from 
various  callings  which  have  become  obsolete  in  this  country,  would  be 
wanting." 

"  Local  names  prefixed  with  De  (from),  and  terminating  in  ville, 
originated  in  Normandy,  and  were  introduced  into  England  at  the  time 
of  the  Conquest.  These  names  were  taken  from  the  districts,  towns, 
or  hamlets  of  which  their  bearers  were  possessed,  or  in  which  they  re- 
sided previously  to  their  following  the  fortunes  of  William  the  Con- 
queror, such  as  De  Mandeville,  De  Neville,  De  Montague,  De  Warren, 
De  Beaumont,  &c.  The  prefix  De  was  generally  dropped  about  the 
reign  of  Henry  the  Sixth.  All  these  names,  introduced  into  England 
at  the  time  of  the  Conquest  from  Normandy  and  the  contiguous  parts 
of  France,  may  easily  be  distinguished  by  the  prefixes  De,  Du,  Des, 
De  la,  St. ;  and  the  suffixes  Beau,  Mont,  Font,  Fant,  Ers,  Age,  Ard, 
Aux,  Bois,  Eu,  Et,  Val,  Court,  Vaux,  Lory,  Fort,  Ot,  Champ,  and  the 
Ville,  the  component  parts  of  names  of  places  in  Normandy,  the  signi- 
fication of  most  of  which  we  give  in  the  derivation  of  those  names 
into  the  composition  of  which  they  enter."  * 

The  origin  of  a  name  is  so  frequently  lost  in  the  mist  of  antiquity, 

*  "  An  Etymological  Dictionary  of  Family  and  Christian  Names,  with  an  Essay  on  their 
Derivation  and  Import.  By  William  Arthur,  M.A.  Post  8vo.  New  York.  1857-"  (p.  28.) 


14  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIAKA. 

that  to  decypher  its  meaning  may  baffle  the  ingenuity  of  a  later  age. 
In  the  present  instance  it  is  by  no  means  clear  whether  the  place  gave 
its  name  to  the  family,  or  whether  the  family  conferred  its  name  upon 
the  place.  In  support  of  the  latter  view  I  may  cite  the  opinion  of  that 
eminent  Shropshire  antiquary,  the  Rev.  J.  B.  Blakeway,  that  "  Bote- 
field  is  a  true  English  appellative,"  adding  that  it  "  gave  its  name  to 
them,"  meaning  the  family.*  This  view  of  the  case  has  been  so  inge- 
niously supported  by  Mr.  George  Morris  of  Shrewsbury,  in  a  letter 
dated  Shrewsbury,  May  24,  1846,  that  I  give  it  in  his  own  words. 

"  Bote,"  he  says,  "  is  a  Saxon  term,  and  signifies  recompence,  satis- 
faction, or  amends  ;  hence  man-bote,  the  compensation  or  amends  for 
a  man  slain ;  hay-bote,  hus  or  hous-bote,  plough-bote,  &c.  all  having 
reference  to  privileges  to  tenants  and  others. 

"  The  personal  name  Bote  or  Botte  does  not  occur  in  Domesday 
Book ;  but  in  the  early  part  of  the  twelfth  century  we  find  three  places, 
Bottewode,  Bottefeld,  and  Bottestrete,  close  in  the  same  neighbourhood, 
and  no  other  place  beginning  with  Bote  or  Botte,  in  Shropshire.  From 
this  I  infer,  either  that  the  whole  three  places  originally  belonged  to 
one  person,  whose  name  was  Bote  or  Botte ;  or  that  a  tract  of  land 
which  included  them  had  been  given  to  some  individual  as  amends  for 
some  grievous  injury ;  most  probably  the  latter,  for  the  only  one  of  the 
three  places  I  have  mentioned  which  occurs  in  Domesday  Book  is 
'  Botewode,'  where,  under  Sciropescire,  fo.  259,  it  is  stated  to  be  in 
Conodovre  Hundred,  and  held  under  Earl  Roger  by  Auti,  who  occupied 
it  himself,  and  was  a  freeman,  or  gentleman.  The  same  Auti  also  held 
under  the  Earl,  '  Litlega,'  Lydley,  which  he  also  occupied  himself ;  and, 
judging  from  the  contraction  of  names  in  that  invaluable  Record,  is 
probably  the  same  person  with  Austin,  who  held  a  moiety  of  '  Cardi- 
tune,'  Cardington,  and  of  '  Brome,'  Broom. 

"  Botewode,  at  the  compilation  of  Domesday,  1086, 1  believe  to  have 
included  both  the  places  afterwards  called  Botfield  and  Bottestrete; 
but  whether  the  family,  which  is  doubtless  of  Saxon  origin,  descended 
from  Auti,  the  Saxon  proprietor  of  Botewode  and  Lydley,  or  from  a 

*  Appendix,  p.  cxlix. 


I   VHLY  HISTORY.  15 

Saxon  family  of  the  name  of  Botte,  must  now  be  a  mere  matter  of 
conjecture. 

"  There  was  a  family  of  the  latter  name  at  a  very  early  period  of  our 
history  ;  the  head  of  which  in  1273  was  Richard  Botte,  who  appears  as 
one  of  the  jurors  on  an  Inquisition  of  the  Manor  of  Condover,  taken 
that  year,  and  the  last  male  descendant  of  which  was,  as  I  suppose, 
Thomas  Botte,  living  at  Allfield  near  Condover  in  the  beginning  of  the 
fifteenth  century. 

"  There  is  nothing  in  the  Liber  Niger  of  1156  to  shew  who  held 
Botewode  or  Lydley,  after  the  great  revolution  of  property  in  Shrop- 
shire consequent  on  the  rebellion  of  Robert  de  Belesme ;  yet,  as  he 
was  the  mesne  lord  of  those  places  at  that  time,  it  is  more  than  pro- 
bable that,  like  other  families,  Auti's  descendants  were  deprived  of 
most  of  it. 

"  Neither  the  late  W.  Mytton,  Esq.  the  great  Shropshire  antiquary 
of  the  early  part  of  the  last  century,  the  late  Rev.  J.  B.  Blakeway,  or 
the  late  Rev.  Edward  Williams,  whose  researches  among  early  docu- 
ments exceeded  either  of  the  others,  ever  met  with  a  single  deed  that 
would  shew  that  either  Sir  Geoffrey  de  Boteville  or  his  brother  Sir 
Oliver,  at  any  period  of  their  lives,  ever  held  any  landed  property  in 
Shropshire ;  nor  have  I,  although  upwards  of  four  thousand  early 
deeds  relating  to  this  county  have  come  under  my  inspection." 

The  earliest  historical  record  in  which  the  name  of  Boteville  appears 
is  in  the  celebrated  Roll  of  Battle  Abbey,  its  contents  having  been 
inscribed  on  the  table  which  was  formerly  suspended  in  that  ancient 
monastery.  This  ancient  list  of  the  Norman  Conquerors  of  England, 
derived  from  the  charter  in  Battle  Abbey,  is  given  by  Duchesne,  and 
more  fully  by  Holinshed,  and  is  also  printed  in  Brompton's  Chronicle, 
and  inserted  in  Leland's  Collectanea.  This  roll  has  been  recently 
published  with  appropriate  annotations  by  Sir  John  Bernard  Burke, 
and  at  p.  32,  the  following  notice  occurs  of  the  name  of — 

"  Boteville.  The  appearance  of  this  name  on  the  Abbey  Roll  seems 
sadly  at  variance  with  the  statement  of  Matthew  Paris,  who  records 
that  the  first  of  the  Botevilles  who  came  to  England  were  two  brothers, 


16  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

both  of  knightly  rank,  Geoffrey  and  Oliver  Boteville,  who  brought 
a  body  of  foreign  auxiliaries  from  Poitou  and  Gascony,  to  assist  King 
John  against  his  rebellious  barons.  Sir  Geoffrey,  the  elder  brother, 
appears  to  have  received  a  grant  of  the  lands  of  William  D'Albini  Earl 
of  Arundel,  at  Shelton,  in  Shropshire,*  and  was  constituted  Governor 
of  Belvoir  Castle.  From  his  grandson,  John  Boteville,  recorded  among 
the  knights  of  Shropshire  present  at  the  siege  of  Caerlaverock  Castle, 
derived  John  Boteville,  who  from  his  residence  at  one  of  the  inns  of 
court  acquired  the  soubriquet  of  John  of  th'Inne,  and  thence  came  the 
surname  of  Thynne,  as  now  borne  by  John's  descendant,  the  Marquess 
of  Bath.  The  Botfields  of  Hopton  Court,  co.  Salop,  and  Norton  Hall, 
co.  Northampton,  who  formerly  spelt  their  name  Boteville,  deduce  their 
line  from  the  old  knightly  race." 

The  monkish  chronicler  doubtless  asserted  what  he  knew  concerning 
the  two  brothers  who  came  to  the  assistance  of  King  John  ;  but,  seeing 
the  posts  of  honour  and  emolument  to  which  they  were  so  speedily 
advanced,  and  the  lands  which  they  possessed,  it  is  most  probable  that 
they  were  the  lineal  descendants  of  the  Boteville  who  was  the  com- 
panion in  arms  of  the  Norman  William  at  the  famous  Battle  of 
Hastings. 

The  next  mention  of  the  name  occurs  in  the  History  of  Matthew 
Paris,  who  records  the  circumstance  of  two  brothers,  both  of  knightly 
rank,  leading  a  body  of  foreign  auxiliaries  from  Poitou  and  Gascony  to 
assist  King  John  in  his  wars  with  the  barons.  We  find  the  brothers 
Oliver  and  Geoffrey  de  Boteville  engaged  in  the  siege  of  Rochester 
Castle  in  the  year  1215,  as  recorded  in  the  following  paragraph  : — 
"  Rex  Johannes  Roffense  municipium  obsidet. 

"  Cumque,  ut  dictum  est,  Willielmus  de  Albineto  et  socii  ejus  prae- 

*  Shelton  in  this  passage  is  probably  a  misprint  for  Stretton.  Shelton  belonged  to 
the  churches  of  St.  Chad's  and  St.  Julian's.  Mr.  Eyton  assures  me  that  D'Albini  never 
had  an  acre  in  Shropshire.  It  is  possible  that  the  Earl  of  Arundel  had  a  kind  of  seigniory 
at  Kemberton  and  Woodcote  over  the  Percies,  but  he  certainly  had  nothing  in  fee.  D'Al- 
bini of  Belvoir  and  D'Albini  Earls  of  Arundel  were  two  distinct  families.  The  former 
family  was  known  as  D'Albini  Brito,  the  latter  as  D'Albini  Pincerna,  to  distinguish  them. 


EARLY  HISTORY.  17 

dictum  castrum  fuissent  ingressi ;  Rex  Anglorum  Johannes  post 
trium  mensium  moram,  exVecta  prorumpens  insula,  Dovcram  usque 
navigavit:  ubi  ejus  nuncii,  quos  ad  partes  miscrat  transmarinas,  ad 
eura  venientes,  conduxerunt  secura  ex  partibus  diversis  mililimi  it 
armatorum  multitudinem  quod  omnibus  cos  intuentibus  timomn 
pariter  et  horrorem  incussit.  Venerunt  enim  ex  partibus  Pictavise  et 
Wasconiae  viri  nobiles  et  bellatores  :  Savaricus  de  Maloleone,  Gaufridus 
et  Oliverius  de  Butevilla  fratres,  cum  maximis  militum  et  armatorum 
copiis  comitati,  fidele  Regi  obsequium  promiserunt.  Venerunt  igitur  ex 
regionibus  Lovaniae  et  Brabantiorum  viri  strenuissimi,  "Walterus  Buck, 
GirardusSotinnietGodeschallus:  cum  tribus  armatorum  et  balistariorum 
legionibus,  qui  nihil  potius  quam  humanum  sanguinem  sitiebant."* 

In  the  following  year,  A.D.  1216,  "qui  est  annus  regni  Regis 
Johannis  xviii.  idem  Rex  fuit  in  die  Dominicae  Nativitatis  apud 
castrum  de  Nottingham,  et  in  crastino  castra  movens,  ad  villam  de 
Langar  venit,  et  ibidem  pernoctavit.  Mane  autem  facto,  in  I'M  t  nuncios 
solemnes  ad  castrum  de  Belvero,  et  ab  inclusis  sibi  reddi  et  cum  minis 
exegit."  Upon  certain  conditions  the  castle  was  accordingly  sur- 
rendered to  the  King :  "  Rex  autem  in  crastino,  in  die  scilicet  Sancti 
Johannis  Evangelistae,  ad  castellum  veniens,  tradidit  illud  Gaufrido  de 
Buteville  et  Olivero  fratribus  et  natione  Pictavensibus ;  accepto  ab 
omnibus  qui  in  illo  erant  fidelitatis  juramento  de  fideli  obsequio, 
literasque  patentes  de  indemnitate  omnium  rerum  suarum  et  posses- 
sionum  fecit  omnibus  exhiberi."  t 

It  appears  from  the  Close  Rolls,  cited  by  Mr.  Eyton  in  his  An- 
tiquities of  Shropshire,  vol.  ii.  p.  288,  that  on  July  23rd,  1216, 
the  final  secession  of  Walter  de  Dunstanville,  the  second  of  that  name, 
from  his  allegiance  to  King  John  became  apparent,  and  that  Thomas 
de  Samford  was  then  ordered  to  give  his  lands  of  Cumb,  Brocton,  and 
Heytesbury,  to  Geoffrey  and  Oliver  de  Butevill  for  their  support  in  the 
King's  service.;}:  The  armorial  bearings  of  these  knights  were,  Barry 

*  See  Matthsei  Paris  Monachi  Albanensis  Angli  Historia  Major.  Londini,  1640.  Fol. 
Tom.  i.  p.  268. 

f  Matthew  Paris,  i.  p.  275.  t  Claus.  i.  p.  278. 

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18  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  ten,  or  and  sable,  which  will  sufficiently  distinguish  them  from 
another  knightly  family  of  very  similar  name,  represented  at  that  time 
by  Robert  de  Bouteville,  whose  armorial  bearings  were,  Gules,  a  saltire 
between  four  eaglets  or.  This  name  appears  in  a  Roll  of  all  the  Norman 
Nobles,  Knights,  and  Esquires  who  went  to  the  Conquest  of  Jerusalem 
with  Robert  Duke  of  Normandy,  copied  from  an  ancient  MS.  written 
on  vellum,  found  in  the  Library  of  the  Cathedral  of  Bayeux,  entitled 
"  Les  Anciennes  Histoires  d'Outremer,"  printed  in  the  "  English 
Crusaders,"  by  James  Cruikshank  Dansey,  Esq.,  who  adds  that,  "this 
family  was  established  in  Bedfordshire  and  Somerset,  v.  n.  Roman  de 
Rou."  The  first  crusade  took  place  between  1096  and  1100 ;  the 
conquest  of  Jerusalem  happening  in  1099.*  From  this  ancient  race  of 
De  Bouteville  is  descended  the  present  Due  de  Montmorency,  as  may 
be  seen  in  the  Histoire  Ge"nealogique  et  Chronologique  de  la  Maison 
Royale  de  France,  par  le  Pere  Anselme,  1728,  folio,  torn.  iv.  615  ;  vii. 
154,  and  550  ;  and  viii.  914. 

Botfield  or  Botville  was  so  called  before  the  reign  of  John.  It 
belonged  wholly  to  the  Knights  Templars  at  the  time  of  Geoffrey  de 
Boteville's  arrival  in  England,  unless  indeed  a  part  thereof  was  included 
in  the  then  Royal  Manor  of  Church  Stretton.  In  fact  the  manor 
of  Stretton  did  not  come  into  the  possession  of  the  earls  of  Arundel  till 
it  was  granted  to  Edmund  Eitz-Alan,  in  the  reign  of  King  Edward  II. 
It  may  be  proper  here  to  refer  to  certain  extracts  existing,  8th  Fe- 
bruary, 1789,  at  Longleat,  taken  from  the  Bishop  of  Hereford's  books. 
It  appears  that  Edmund  Earl  of  Arundel  presented  to  the  church  of 
Stretton  in  1315  and  1321 ;  Richard  Earl  of  Arundel  in  1388,  1392, 
and  1395  ;  Thomas  Earl  of  Arundel  in  1402  and  1404  ;  William  Earl 
of  Arundel  in  1439,  1454,  and  1465  ;  Thomas  Earl  of  Arundel  in 
1515 ;  and  Henry  Earl  of  Arundel  in  1549 ;  and  that  Queen  Eliza- 
beth presented  to  the  same  church  in  1579. 

William  Boteville,  the  son  of  Sir  Geoffrey,  is  described  as  of  Boteville, 

*  Richard  Boutevale,  a  brave  and  valiant  knight  of  this  family,  was  one  of  the  seven 
combatants  engaged  with  an  equal  number  of  French  knights  in  a  passage  of  arms  near 
Bordeaux,  an  account  of  which  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  82,  p.  clxxxviii. — cxci. 


EARLY  1IISTOUY.  10 

co.  Salop,  a  place  which  is  situated  at  the  foot  of  the  Caradoc,  in  the 
parish  of  Church  Stretton,  or  Stretton  in  the  Dale,  among  scones  illus- 
trated by  the  valour  of  Caractacus  in  the  unequal  contest  which  that 
heroic  chieftain  so  long  maintained  with  the  disciplined  legions  of 
Rome,  and  surrounded  by  those  romantic  hills  and  defiles 

"  Where  the  sons  of  freedom,  braving 
Rome's  imperial  standards,  flew."  * 

This  William,  according  to  Francis  Thynne,  died  about  the  for- 
tieth year  of  King  Henry  III.  1256.  It  is  recorded  in  the  Rotuli  Hun- 
dredorum  of  39  Henry  III.,  1256,  p.  63,  that  the  Knights  Templars  of 
Lydley  had  acquired  possession  of  Lydley,  Bottefelt,  and  Cumble ;  the 
latter  two  places  forming  one  township  now,  as  they  have  done  for  agea 
back.  The  same  record,  p.  83,  confirmed  by  the  Hundred  Rolls  in  the 
Library  of  the  Free  School  of  Shrewsbury,  mentions  that  William  de 
Bottesfeld  and  John  his  brother  were  foresters  of  the  King's  free  Hay  of 
Schirlet  under  Philip  de  Bagesovere,  for  which  office  they  paid  the  said 
Philip  20*.  per  annum  in  1255 ;  and  these  two  are  the  earliest  persons 
of  the  family  I  have  met  with  as  residing  at  Botfield.  The  Inquisitions 
of  Hundreds  in  1255  exhibit  Philip  Lord  of  Beggesovere  in  various 
relations ;  viz.,  as  holding  half  the  manor  of  Cleobury-North  under 
Robert  de  Haluchton ;  as  holding  four  virgates  in  capite  at  Bardeley ; 
as  Forester  of  the  Fee  in  the  King's  free  Haye  of  Schyrlet,  where,  says 
the  record,  "  he  has  under  him  two  foresters,  viz.  William  De  Botte- 
feld  and  John  his  brother,  who  give  the  said  Philip  20«.  per  annum 
for  holding  their  office ;  and  they  make  a  levy  on  oats  (fields  sown 
with  oats)  in  Lent,  and  on  wheat  in  autumn  ;  and  the  aforesaid  Philip 
hath  in  the  said  Haye  of  wind-falls  as  much  as  seven  trees,  and  like- 
wise the  dead  trees  which  are  wind-fallen :  the  jurors  know  not  by 
what  warrant  except  by  that  of  ancient  tenure."  t  The  Forest  of 
Shirlet  was  situated  near  Wenlock,  and  the  adjacent  Long-Forest 

*  Lines  by  Sir  Walter  Scott  to  a  lady,  with  flowers  from  the  Roman  Wall, 
•f  Eyton,  "  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,"  ii.  73. 

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20  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

extended  to  the  Longmynd,  embracing  the  line  of  country  in  which 
Botfeld  is  situated. 

This  William  de  Botevile  was  succeeded  by  his  son,  John  Botevill, 
who  was  party  in  a  suit  with  Walter  the  son  of  Sibell,  in  the  20th  year 
of  King  Edward  I.  in  the  Lord's  Court  at  Stretton.  He  is  thus 
mentioned  in  the  following  note  attached  to  the  manuscript  pedigree 
in  the  College  of  Arms : — "  This  Sir  John  Botevill,  otherwise  called 
John  Boatvell,  was  in  20  Edw.  I.  1291,  onely  intytuled  by  the  bare 
name  of  John  Boatvell,  but  was  after  a  knight,  and  with  his  arrnes 
was  sett  downe  as  one  of  the  knights  of  Shropshire  whiche  were  with 
King  Edward  the  First  at  the  seige  of  Carlaverocke,  as  appeereth  by 
a  booke  of  the  armes  and  names  of  those  knights  remeyninge  in  the 
custody  of  Richard  Scarlett  now  lyvinge."  In  the  Roll  of  Caerlaverock, 
edited  by  Sir  Harris  Nicolas,  the  name  of  this  knight  does  not  appear. 

This  Sir  John  Boteville  lived  in  the  20th  and  24th  years  of 
Edward  I.,  1292  and  1296,  and  appears  to  have  been  one  of  the 
inquest  to  take  the  extent  of  the  manor  of  Stretton  in  1309. 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son  Adam. 

"  This  Sir  Adam  Botevill,  in  whom  the  primogeniture  tooke  ende, 
takinge  parte  with  Thomas  Earle  of  Lancaster  agaynst  Kinge  Edward 
the  seconde,  was  at  the  Batteyle  of  Burrowbrigge  in  the  15  yere  of 
that  kinge  taken  prisoner  amongst  others,  and  after  executed,  as  ap- 
pereth  in  one  olde  French  Annonimall  Cronicle  written  in  the  tyme  of 
Ed.  III.  remeyninge  in  the  custodye  of  the  Cronicler  John  Stowe.  By 
the  act  of  which  Sir  Adam  the  House  of  Botevill  was  first  overthrowen, 
but  after  in  some  parte  agayne  revived  by  his  nephewe  John  Botefelde 
or  Botvelde,  who  after  obteyned  certeyne  landes  in  Stratton  and  in 
Botefelde  whilst  his  father  lyved." 

We  find  that  Hawise,  the  widow  of  the  Prince  of  Powys,  and  daugh- 
ter of  John  le  Strange,  had  a  grant  for  her  life  of  the  manor  of  Stretton 
in  the  sixth  year  of  King  Edward  I.  which  she  enjoyed  during  the 
reign  of  that  monarch.  It  cannot  therefore  be  a  matter  of  surprise 
that  Adam  de  Bottefeld  should  have  joined  her  nephew,  Eulk  le 
Strange,  and  other  Shropshire  gentlemen,  who  took  the  part  of  Thomas 


EARLY  HISTORY.  21 

Plantagenet,  Earl  of  Lancaster.  As  the  battle  of  Boroughbridge  was 
fought  on  the  16th  of  March  1322,  the  attainder  of  Sir  Adam  d.-  II. ,1.  - 
vile  may  be  referred  to  that  period,  but  Mr.  Morris  conjectures  *  that 
much  if  not  all  of  his  landed  property  was  secured  by  his  next  brother, 
Hugh  de  Bottefeld,  "  priest  and  chaplain."  This  ecclesiastic  was  pre- 
sented to  the  deanery  of  the  Collegiate  Church  of  Astley  in  the  county 
of  Warwick,  by  Sir  Thomas  de  Astley,  Knight,  patron  thereof,  and 
also  instituted  to  the  vicarage  of  Leighton  in  the  county  of  Salop,  on 
the  presentation  of  the  Abbot  and  Convent  of  Buildwas,  on  the  19th  of 
February  1358,  the  32nd  year  of  K.  Edward  III. 

The  name  of  Agnes,  widow  of  Adam  de  Bottefeld,  occurs  in  a  grant 
about  or  just  before  1300,  from  Roger  Sprenghose,  lord  of  Longnor, 
to  William  le  Beedel  of  Longnor,  of  lands  and  tenements,  with  hay- 
bote,  housebote,  &c.  in  Longnor.  In  this  deed,  in  the  possession  of  Sir 
A.  V.  Corbet,  Bart.,  part  of  the  land  is  said  to  be  "  inter  regiam  stratam 
de  Botestrete,"  which  was  probably  a  portion  of  the  old  Roman  road 
leading  from  Uriconium  (Wroxeter)  by  Botfield  and  Stretton,  to  Bra- 
nogenium  (Leintwardine),  and  the  land  of  Richard  the  Clerk  of 
Longenore. 

Le  Botwood  was  a  dependency  of  Haghmond  Abbey  near  Shrews- 
bury. This  abbey  of  Haghmond  was  founded  in  1110  by  William  Fitz 
Alan  of  Clun,  for  Canons  of  the  Order  of  St.  Augustine.  In  the 
register  of  this  foundation,  quoted  by  Dugdale  in  the  Monasticon,  new 
edition,  vi.  107,  we  find  recorded — "  Licentia  pro  terri  in  Wroxcester, 
Haghemon  et  Bottewoda,"  and  "  Cart.  13  Edw.  m.  5,  pro  mercat.  apud 
le  Leye  in  Bodewode."  In  the  Abstract  of  the  Roll  33  Hen.  VIII.  in 
the  Augmentation  Office,  entered  under  the  head  of  Nuper  Monastc- 
rium  de  Haghmond,  in  the  Comput.  Ministrorum,  occurs  : — 

"  Libottwood,  Red'  mesuag.'  .  0  : 10  : 0." 
"  Libottwood,  Red'  ten'  ad  voP.  5  : 19  :  8." 
"  Libottwood,  Diversaa  firmse.  .  12  : 10  :  0V 

Hugh  de  Botefeld  died  in  the  year  1375,  and  was  succeeded  in  his 

*  See  Appendix,  p.  clviii. 


22  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

estates  in  the  manor  of  Stretton  by  his  nephew  Richard,  son  of  Tho- 
mas de  Bottefeld. 

Thomas  de  Botefeld,  third  son  of  John  de  Botevile,  had  livery  and 
seisin  of  lands  upon  Malkynhull,  which  he  purchased  of  Thomas 
Pickerell.  His  name  appears  in  the  Court  Rolls  of  Stretton  in  1349 
and  1357,  and  he  is  believed  to  have  died  previous  to  the  year  1360,  in 
the  life-time  of  his  brother  Hugh  the  Chaplain  :  his  widow  Sibilla  was 
living  in  that  year. 

The  three  remaining  sons  of  John  de  Botevile,  namely  John,  Wil- 
liam, and  Walter,  were  living  in  1349  and  1350,  and  the  latter  died  in 
1361.  "  This  Walter  Botefelde,  sonne  of  John,  dyinge  in  35  Edw.  III. 
yelded  his  best  ox  for  a  hariate  to  the  Lord  of  Stratton,  of  whom  he 
held  his  landes  in  Stratton ;  which  Walter  not  longe  before  his  deathe, 
in  the  name  of  John  Botevelde  his  brother,  did  surrender  into  the 
handes  of  the  Lorde  of  Stratton,  the  moyty  of  a  messuage  with  the 
appurteynances  which  were  the  said  John  his  brother's  in  Church 
Stratton,  to  the  use  of  Hugh  de  Botevill,  chapleyne,  which  sayed  Hugh 
by  Thomas  his  brother  had  livery  and  season  of  the  sayed  moyetye ; 
shortly  after  whiche  the  sayed  Thomas  dyed,  havinge  in  the  30  Edw. 
III.,  1356,  lyvery  and  season  of  landes  upon  Malkynhull,  which  he 
purchased  of  Thomas  Pickerell." 

Erom  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  manor  of  Stretton  it  appears,  that  on 
Tuesday,  being  the  morrow  of  the  exaltation  of  the  Holy  Cross,  23 
Edw.  III.,  1350,  Walter  de  Bottefeld,  on  behalf  of  John  de  Bottefeld 
his  brother,  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord  of  the  manor  a 
moiety  of  one  messuage  belonging  to  the  said  John  de  Bottefeld,  to  the 
use  of  Hugh  de  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  of  which  the  said  Hugh  then  had 
seisin  by  Thomas  his  brother,  to  be  held  by  the  same  Hugh  and  his 
heirs  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor.  We  also  find  from  the 
same  authority,  that  on  the  Wednesday  next  after  the  feast  of  St.  Tho- 
mas the  Martyr,  23  Edw.  III.,  1350,  Walter  de  Bottefeld  surrendered 
into  the  hands  of  the  lord  of  the  manor  two  acres  of  land  on  the 
heath  adjoining  the  road  towards  Montgomery,  and  John,  son  of  the 
said  Walter,  was  admitted  tenant  thereof,  according  to  the  custom  of 
the  manor. 


EARLY  HISTORY.  1>:3 

"  This,"  Mr.  Joseph  Morris  adds,  "  appears  to  be  a  friendly  com- 
mencement of  certain  proceedings  in  the  Court,  in  which  John,  son  of 
William  do  Bottefeld,  appears  as  plaintiff,  and  the  said  John,  son  of 
Walter  de  Bottefeld,  is  defendant.  John  son  of  William  pleads  that 
William  his  father  died  seised  of  the  said  land  on  the  heath  adjoining 
the  road  towards  Montgomery,  and  that  after  his  death  the  land 
descended  to  Richard  son  of  William,  and  that,  the  said  Richard  being 
now  dead,  John  his  brother,  son  of  William,  was  rightfully  entitled  to 
the  same,  but  of  which  right  he  was  deprived  by  John,  son  of  Walter 
de  Bottefeld,  &c.  to  his  damage,  &c.  and  he  prays  justice,  &c.  The 
matter  is  then  brought  before  the  free  tenants  of  the  Court,  who  find 
that  John,  son  of  William,  was  entitled  to  the  land,"  &c. 

Richard  de  Botefeld,  son  of  Thomas,  and  nephew  and  heir  of  Hugh, 
was  living  in  the  17th  year  of  King  Richard  II.  1393-4.  This  Richard 
taking  part  with  the  enemies  of  Richard  Earl  of  Arundel,  of  whom  he 
held  his  lands  in  Stratton,  forfeited  all  his  lands  to  the  said  Earl,  who 
in  the  17th  year  of  Richard  II.,  1393-4,  gave  most  of  the  same  hands  to 
Layghton  of  Stratton,  and  so  the  house  was  secondly  overthrown,  as 
appeareth  in  the  evidence  belonging  to  the  Manor  of  Stratton  in 
Shropshire,  and  kept  in  the  church  there ;  but  after  this,  Richard  find- 
ing favour  with  the  said  Lord,  he  obtained  some  part  of  his  lands, 
called  Botefelde's  Ley,  which  came  to  his  son  Thomas. 

Richard  Botevile  died  in  the  4th  of  Henry  V.  1416.  He  was  suc- 
ceeded by  his  son  Thomas  Bottefeld.  This  Thomas  somewhat  restored 
the  family  of  Botefelde,  for  coming  into  the  Court  of  the  Lord  of 
Stratton,  he  demanded  and  had  possession  of  one  messuage  and  cer- 
tain land  with  the  appurtenances  in  Botefelde's  Ley  in  Churche  Strat- 
ton, whereof  his  father  died  seised,  for  whiche  the  said  Thomas  paid 
relief  and  did  his  fealty  in  4  Hen.  V.  1416  ;  and  in  18  Hen.  VI.  1439, 
the  said  Thomas,  by  John  James  set  in  his  place  to  gain  or  to  lose, 
did  surrender  into  the  hands  of  the  Lord  all  his  lands  and  tene- 
ments in  Church  Stratton  and  within  the  lordship  of  Stratton,  with 
the  appurtenances,  to  the  use  of  John  Botefelde  his  son,  and  Joane  his 
wife,  and  to  the  heirs  of  their  two  bodies  begotten,  and  if  it  happen 


24  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

that  the  said  John  and  Joan  his  wife  do  die  without  heirs  of  their 
body,  which  God  forbid,  then  the  said  lands  and  tenements  to  remain 
to  the  right  heirs  of  the  said  Thomas. 

This  was  the  proceeding  in  the  Court  of  the  Manor  under  which  the 
ancient  copyhold  estate  of  the  family  at  Botefteld  was  separated  from 
their  freehold  property  there  and  elsewhere  in  the  parish,  and  was  set- 
tled upon  the  younger  son,  John  Botefeld,  from  whom  the  family  of 
Botevyle  or  Botfield  descended.  It  may  here  suffice  to  mention  the 
names  of  Richard  and  John,  the  sons  of  John  de  Bottefeld,  and  of 
Richard  and  John,  the  sons  of  William  de  Bottefeld,  all  of  whom  flou- 
rished about  1349  and  1350,  also  John  the  son  of  Walter  de  Bottefeld, 
and  Roger  his  brother,  who  was  a  chaplain.  This  John  left  a  son  Walter, 
whose  name  occurs  in  the  Court  Roll  of  Stretton  in  1388.  This 
Walter  complained  of  Ralph,  Abbot  of  Haymond  in  Shropshire,  in  an 
action  of  trespass ;  the  abbot  was  summoned  to  appear  against  the 
next  court,  whereupon  the  said  Walter  did  in  his  place  make  John 
Blike  his  attorney  against  the  said  abbot  in  the  said  action,  in  19 
Richard  II.  1395.  He  had  issue  a  daughter  Johanna,  who  was  living 
in  1443. 

Reverting  to  the  direct  line  of  descent,  we  come  to  William  the 
eldest  son  of  Thomas  Bottefeld.  This  William  Boteville  purchased 
land  of  Richard  Bleeke,  who  in  a  court  of  Stratton  holden  in  5  Hen. 
VI.  1426,  did,  by  William  Tonke  his  attorney  set  in  his  place,  surrender 
into  the  hands  of  the  Lord  two  messuages  with  the  appurtenances  in 
Church  Stratton  to  use  of  William  Botfelde  and  Alice  his  wife,  and 
of  their  heirs  and  assigns,  whereupon  the  said  William  and  Alice 
his  wife  had  livery  and  seizin  of  these  lands.  The  death  of  which 
William  was  presented  in  a  court  of  Stratton  holden  in  the  6th  day  of 
May,  1  Edw.  IV.  1461.  He  left  by  his  wife  Alice  a  son,  Richard  Bote- 
ville of  Boteville,  who  was  living  in  the  time  of  Henry  VI.  concerning 
whom  we  find  that— "  At  a  Courte  holden  the  sixth  day  of  May  in  1 
Edward  IV.  1461,  Richard  Scaltoke,  in  the  name  of  William  Bayley 
of  Brocton,  and  Richard  More  of  Larden,  into  whose  hands  William 
Botvelde  had  surrendered  all  his  lands  and  tenements  with  the  appurtey- 


EARLY  1IISTOBY.  ;».-, 

nances  within  the  dominion  of  Stratton  appeared,  and  there  gave  up  the 
sayed  landes  and  tenements  to  the  use  of  Richard  Botefelde  and  Ka- 
therine  his  wife,  to  hold  to  the  said  Richard  and  Katheryne,  and  to  the 
heires  of  their  two  bodies  begotten,  with  the  remaynder  to  the  heires 
of  the  body  of  the  sayed  Richard;  and  for  default  whereof,  \\itli  the 
remaynder  to  Elizabeth  wife  to  John  Baldwyne,  and  to  the  heires  of  her 
body ;  with  further  remaynder  to  the  Church  of  Seynte  Laurence*  to 
susteyne  a  preiste.  At  which  Court  also  [appeared]  William  Tonghe,  in 
the  name  of  William  Hochekys,  into  whose  hands  the  sayed  William  had 
surrendered  all  his  lands  with  the  appurtenances  in  Churche  Stratton, 
to  the  use  of  Richarde  Botfelde  and  Katherine  his  wife,  and  the  heires 
of  their  two  bodies  begotten,  and  for  default  thereof  to  the  heires  of 
the  bodye  of  the  said  Katherine  begotten,  and  for  default  thereof  to  the 
right  heires  of  the  said  William  Hochekys." 

This  William  Botfelde  died  in  the  first  year  of  Edward  IV.  1461, 
being  about  the  age  of  80.  He  appears  to  have  survived  his  wife 
Alice,  who  was  living  in  the  23rd  of  Henry  VI.  1445,  and  to  have  been 
succeeded  by  his  son  Richard,  who  died  in  the  21st  of  Edward  IV. 
1481.  His  widow  Katherine  was  living  in  the  third  year  of  Henry  VII. 
1487.  John  Botfelde,  the  eldest  son  of  this  marriage,  was  the  first 
who  assumed  the  name  of  Thynne  :  of  his  two  brothers  we  find  Thomas 
de  la  Inne  de  Botfeld  recorded  on  the  Benevolence  Roll  of  the  7th 
Henry  VII.  1492.  We  find  him  also  as  a  witness  to  a  deed  of 
Thomas  Hochekys,  of  Castle  Pulverbatche,  in  1496;  and  on  the 
Court  Roll  of  Stretton  in  the  24th  of  Henry  VII.  1508.  The  other 
brother,  William  de  la  Inne,  is  named  on  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  first, 
second,  and  fourth  years  of  Henry  VIII.,  and  died  5th  Henry  VIII. 
1514,  leaving  two  sons — Thomas  de  la  Inne,  who  appears  on  the  Court 
Roll  of  the  5th  of  Henry  VIII.,  and  died  in  the  8th  of  Henry  VIII. 
1517,  leaving  one  son,  John  de  la  Inne,  then  aged  four  years,  who 
received  seisin  of  all  his  father's  lands,  and  paid  his  relief.  William 
the  younger  son  was  then  living,  but  died  without  issue. 

Having  thus  endeavoured  to  trace  as  briefly  as  possible  the  early 

*  The  parish  church  of  Stretton. 
E 


26  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

history  of  the  Boteville  family,  I  have  now  arrived  at  the  point  at 
which  the  two  lines  diverge  :  the  one  branch  of  the  family,  descending 
from  John  Botfelde  de  la  Inne,  the  eldest  son  of  the  above-mentioned 
Richard  Botfelde,  by  Katherine  his  wife,  who  assumed  the  name  of 
Thynne ;  and  the  other  line,  tracing  its  origin  from  John  Bottefeld,  the 
youngest  son  of  Thomas  Bottefeld,  the  grandfather  of  the  said  Richard, 
became  itself  divided  into  two  branches,  the  one  retaining  the  name 
of  Botevyle,  the  other  that  of  Botfleld. 

The  ancient  patrimony  of  the  Botevilles  when  undivided  consisted 
of  four  or  five  hundred  acres  of  land  at  Boteville,  in  the  parish  of 
Church  Stretton,  and  county  of  Salop.  I  find  in  Blakeway's  Salopian 
MS.  Parochial  Notices,  ii.  p.  208,  that  Richard  Botevyle,  the  husband 
of  Martha  Clarke,  sold  Botfield  to  Mr.  Luther,  the  father-in-law  of 
Mr.  Wilding,  the  ancestor  of  its  present  owner.  He  offered  it  first  to 
Lord  Weymouth,  saying  that  he  would  rather  sell  it  to  him  at  an 
inferior  price,  that  it  might  not  go  out  of  the  family.  This  transac- 
tion took  place  in  the  year  1760,  and  serves  to  shew  that  the  tradi- 
tions of  the  family  had  been  faithfully  preserved  from  the  earliest 
times. 

The  house  itself,  seated  at  the  foot  of  the  Caradoc,  was  originally 
one  of  those  half-timbered  structures  which  form  such  attractive 
objects  in  the  rural  scenery  of  England ;  but  in  the  present  instance 
all  the  ancient  building  has  been  defaced  by  modern  alterations.  The 
contiguity  of  Boteville  to  Watling  Street,  when  that  old  Roman  road 
was  the  chief  highway  of  that  secluded  country,  may  have  rendered  it 
of  more  importance  than  at  the  present  day,  when  the  Shrewsbury 
and  Hereford  Railway  allows  the  stranger  but  a  passing  glance  at 
the  natural  beauties  of  Stretton  in  the  Dale. 


27 


CHAPTER  II. 

THE  HISTORY  OP  THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 

THE  traveller  who  admires  the  picturesque  acclivities  and  hanging 
woods  of  the  gorge  at  Stretton,  may  have  but  little  difficulty  in 
recalling  its  ancient  state,  when  the  forests  were  more  extensive,  and 
the  roads  less  frequented  than  at  present.  Standing  midway  between 
the  important  towns  of  Shrewsbury  and  Ludlow,  the  belted  knight 
and  the  industrious  burgess  must  have  found  rest  and  refreshment 
doubly  welcome  at  Stretton  in  the  Dale.  It  is  reasonable  to  suppose 
that  such  was  always  afforded  them  in  times  when  hospitality  was 
something  more  than  a  name.  The  inn  of  that  day,  unlike  the  inn  of 
the  present  time,  was  a  hospitable  mansion  inhabited  by  a  person  of 
consequence,  where  wearied  travellers  of  respectability  were  kindly 
received  and  entertained  in  passing  through  a  district  so  thinly  in- 
habited as  that  part  of  the  county  of  Salop  must  have  been  in  the 
reign  of  Edward  the  Fourth.  I  incline  to  the  opinion  that  the  change 
of  name  which  took  place  at  this  period  was  derived  from  the  pos- 
session of  the  old  mansion  at  Stretton  then  commonly  known  as  The 
Inn,  and  not  from  one  of  the  inns  of  court,  as  Mr.  Bigland  conjec- 
tures.* These  inns  may  be  traced  in  London  as  the  residence  of  the 
great,  as,  for  instance,  Furnival's  Inn,  the  residence  of  Lord  Furnival, 
Gray's  Inn  of  Lord  Gray,  Lincoln's  Inn  of  the  Earl  of  Lincoln,  &c. 

It  may  be  remarked,  however,  that  the  Inn  Wood  at  Boteville  is 
the  inner  or  nearer  wood,  so  called  to  distinguish  it  from  another  part 
of  the  waste  land  called  the  Lower  Wood,  since  inclosed.  We  have 
no  reason  to  believe  that  John  Botfelde  dwelt  in  any  of  the  inns 
of  court,  but  we  know  that  he  lived  in  the  family  house  at  Church 
Stretton,  and  that  he  was  familiarly  known  as  John  o'  th'  Inne, 
which,  abbreviated,  became  Thynne,  though  John  de  la  Inne  de 
Botfelde  was  his  usual  appellation. 

*  See  p.  6  supra. 
E  2 


28  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

This  John  was  the  eldest  son  of  Richard  Botfelde,  recorded  in  the 
last  chapter,  and  took  to  wife  Joan  Bowdler.  By  this  lady  he  had 
issue  Ralph  Botfeld,  otherwise  Thynne,  who,  being  the  eldest  son, 
became  a  person  of  some  importance,  for  we  find  that  he  was 
interred  with  great  solemnity  at  Church  Stretton  in  the  sixth  year 
of  Henry  VIII.  1515,  and  seems  to  have  improved  his  position  in 
this  locality  by  his  marriage  with  Anne,  daughter  of  John  Hygons, 
of  Church  Stretton. 

Roger,  the  second  son  of  John  Botfelde  otherwise  Thynne,  appears 
to  have  had  issue  a  son,  William  Thynne  of  Botfeld,  who  married 
Elizabeth  Done,  by  whom  he  had  three  children  :  1.  Thomas  Thynne, 
of  Deverill  in  Wiltshire,  whose  name  appears  in  a  deed  dated  the  9th 
of  June  13th  Eliz.  1571,  wherein  Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  Lord  Mayor 
of  London,  demises  to  Thomas  Thynne  of  Botfylde,  within  the  lordship 
of  Cardington,  Gent.,  a  pasture  called  Bulsterwood  Stockinge,  con- 
taining nine  acres,  "  sett,  lyenge,  and  being  in  -Cardington  parish,  and 
now  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Thynn,  to  hold  for  21  years,  at  a 
rent  of  20s.  and  suit  of  court  to  the  manor  of  Cardington."  He  removed 
in  1608  to  Deverill  in  Wiltshire,  and  was  living  there  in  1625,  being 
then  very  old.  2.  Joan,  who  married  John  Chelmick,  of  Ragdon,  in 
Shropshire;  and  3.  Eleanor,  who  married  John  Medlicot,  of  Medlicot,  in 
the  same  county.  Roger  Thynne  left  also  a  daughter,  who  was  married 
to  Richard  Heynes  of  Church  Stretton ;  and  another  daughter,  Mar- 
garet. Thomas,  the  third  son  of  John  Botfelde  otherwise  Thynne, 
died  without  issue. 

Thomas  Botfelde  of  the  Inne,  or  Thynne,  succeeded  his  father  Ralph 
at  Church  Stretton,  and  married  Margaret,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Heynes,  of  the  same  place.  To  this  Thomas  Thynne  "  did  King  Henry 
VIII.  grant  the  yearly  pension  of  ten  pounds  a-yere  for  his  good 
service,"  as  appeareth  by  the  Patent  Rolls  of  the  Chancery  of  the  17th 
and  18th  of  Henry  VIII.  His  wife  Margaret  was  the  daughter  of  Joyce 
Gatacre,  whose  father  was  an  Esquire  of  the  Body  to  King  Henry  VI., 
and  who  was  descended  from  Sir  Richard  Pembruge,  a  Knight  of  the 
Garter  in  the  reign  of  Edward  III.  and  related  to  the  Lords  of  Tong. 

William,  the  second  son  of  Ralph  Botfelde,  otherwise  Thynne,  was 


TUB  THYNNE  FAMILY.  29 

Master  of  the  Household  to  King  Henry  VIII.  He  was  educated 
at  the  university  of  Oxford ;  and,  collecting  all  the  ancient  copies 
of  Chaucer's  "Works,  put  forth  a  new  edition  of  them  in  1542.  He 
married  Anne,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  William  Bonde,  who  died  on 
the  26th  of  August,  1569,  leaving  issue  Francis  Thynne,  of  Erith, 
in  Kent,  Lancaster  Herald,  who  occupied  himself  with  learned  pur- 
suits, and  put  forth  another  edition  of  Chaucer  in  1602.  He  married 
Elizabeth,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Thomas  de  la  Rivers  of  Bransby,  in 
Yorkshire,  and  died  without  issue  in  1611,  aged  66.  William  Thynne 
had  also  four  daughters,  namely,  Elizabeth  married  to  Thomas  Pigott, 
of  Stratton,  in  the  county  of  Bedford ;  Anne,  married  to  Richard 
Maudley,  of  Nunney,  in  Somersetshire ;  and  Isabella,  married  to 
George  Page,  of  Kent.  This  William  Thynne  was  unfortunate  in  his 
first  matrimonial  connection,  if  we  may  credit  the  Epistles  of  Erasmus, 
who  calls  him  Thinnus  Aulicus,  or  the  Courtier.*  But,  however  this 
may  have  been,  it  does  not  seem  to  have  impeded  his  advancement  at 
the  court  of  Henry  from  the  office  of  chief  clerk  of  the  kitchen  to 
that  of  master  of  the  household.  William  Thynne  seems  to  have 
resided  principally  at  Erith,  in  Kent,  and  to  have  died  on  the  10th 
of  August,  1546.  He  was  buried  at  All  Hallows  Barking  church, 
Great  Tower  Street,  London,  where  "  upon  a  very  fine  marble  stone, 
verged  about  with  plates  of  brasse,  and  concluding  with  the  like  plates 
in  the  middle,  is  thus  engraven :  Pray  for  the  soule  of  M.  William 
Thinne  esquire,  one  of  the  Masters  of  the  honourable  houshold  to  King 
Henrie  the  8.  our  soveraigne  Lord.  He  departed  from  the  prison  of 
this  fraile  life  the  10.  day  of  August,  An.  Dom.  1546,  in  the  38.  yeere 
of  our  said  soveraigne  Lord  the  King ;  which  body,  and  every  part 
therof,  in  the  last  day  shall  be  raised  up  againe,  at  the  sound  of  the 
Lord's  trumpet.  In  whose  comming,  that  we  may  all  joyfully  meet 
him,  our  heavenly  Father  grant  us,  whose  mercy  is  so  great  towards 
us,  that  he  freely  offereth  to  all  them  that  earnestly  repent  their  sins, 
everlasting  life,  through  the  death  of  his  dearely  beloved  Sonne  Jesus, 
to  whom  be  everlasting  praise.  Amen." 

The  youngest  brother  of  this  gentleman,  namely,  Richard  Thynne, 

*  See  Appendix,  pp.  ccciv.  cccv. 


30  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

otherwise  Botevyle,  appears  to  have  had  issue  a  daughter  Beatrice, 
who  married  Thomas  Montgomery  of  Shrewsbury,  gent.,  who  was 
bailiff  of  that  town  in  1545,  and  died  in  1563-4,  and  was  buried  in 
St.  Chad's  church.  She  died  on  the  3rd  of  April,  1577,  and  was 
interred  in  the  same  place ;  and  of  their  two  sisters, — one,  Agnes, 
married  "William  Bowdler,  of  Wolstaston,  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
gentleman ;  and  the  other,  Anne,  became  the  wife  of  John  Lake,  of 
Boycott,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentleman.  Thomas  Thynne,  the 
son  of  Ralph  Botfelde,  appears  to  have  deceased  previous  to  October, 
1546,  for  we  find  an  entry  in  the  Court  Rolls  of  Stretton,  on  the  8th 
of  Henry  VIII.  1546,  that  John  Thynne,  son  and  heir  of  Thomas 
Thynne,  was  then  admitted  to  all  the  lands  and  tenements  in  the 
manor  of  Stretton  of  which  his  father  had  died  seised. 

"  The  great  and  suddain  wealth  of  this  knight,  being  envied  by  a 
great  Earl  and  Privy  Councellour,  neighbouring  on  his  estate,  caused 
his  summons  before  the  Counsel  Table,  to  answer  how  in  so  short  a 
time  he  had  gotten  so  large  possessions.  Some  suggested  as  if  he  had 
met  with  treasure  trove,  or  used  some  indirect  means  to  inrich  himself. 
The  knight  calmly  gave  in  the  unquestionable  particulars  of  the 
bottom  he  began  on,  the  accrewment  of  his  marriage,  and  with  what 
was  advanced  by  his  industry  and  frugality,  so  bringing  up  within  the 
view  (though  not  the  touch)  of  his  present  estate.  '  For  the  rest,  my 
Lords,'  said  he,  '  you  have  a  good  Mistress,  our  gracious  Queen,  and 
I  had  a  good  Master,  the  Duke  of  Somerset,'  which  being  freely 
spoken,  and  fairly  taken,  he  was  dismissed  without  further  trouble. 
Nor  were  his  means  too  big  for  his  birth,  if  descended  (as  Camden 
saith)  from  the  ancient  family  of  the  Bottevils."* 

This  John  Thynne  became  a  Member  of  Parliament  in  1546,  first 
for  "Wiltshire,  and  afterwards  for  Heytesbury,  and  became  Steward  of 
the  Household  to  the  Protector  Somerset,  by  whom  he  was  knighted 
in  the  camp  before  Musselburgh,  after  the  battle  of  Pinkie,  in  the 
first  year  of  Edward  VI.  1547.  Upon  this  occasion  he  received  per- 
mission to  quarter  the  Scotch  lion  on  his  arms  as  a  reward  for  his 
services  in  the  war  with  Scotland.  In  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary  he 

*  Fuller's  Worthies  of  England,  fol.  16G2,  p.  1C4. 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  31 

became  comptroller  of  the  Lady  Elizabeth's  household.  Thus  con- 
nected with  the  Court,  and  partaking  of  its  honour  and  emolu- 
ments, when  the  dissolution  of  monasteries  was  effected,  he  naturally 
came  into  possession  of  some  of  the  lands  of  the  Church.*  A  proverb 
of  the  day,  recorded  by  Aubrey,  and  relating  to  a  grant  of  the  Glaston- 
bury  estates,  runs  thus  : 

"  Portman,  Homer,  Popham,  and  Thynne, 
When  the  Monks  went  out  they  came  in."f 

Sir  John  Thynne  built  the  house  at  Longleat  on  the  site  of  the 
dissolved  priory  of  St.  Radegund,  and  from  the  accounts  still  extant  it 
appears  that  the  building  was  begun  in  January,  1567,  and  carried  on 
to  1579,  at  a  cost  of  £8,016  13*.  Sd.,  a  large  sum  in  those  days.  The 
mansion  was  built  in  the  new  Italian  style,  which  prevailed  in  England 
during  the  latter  part  of  the  reign  of  Henry  VIII.  and  in  the  early 
period  of  that  of  Elizabeth.  Its  founder  did  not  live  to  see  it  finished. 
The  work  was  continued  by  his  successors. 

Sir  John  Thynne  married  Christiana,  daughter  of  Sir  Richard,  and 
sister  and  co-heir  of  Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  Knight,  the  founder  of  the 
Royal  Exchange  in  London,  and  on  the  death  of  this  lady  he  married, 
secondly,  Dorothy,  daughter  of  Sir  William  and  sister  to  Sir  Thomas 
Wroughton,  Knight,  of  Broadhinton,  in  Wiltshire.  By  his  first  wife 
Christiana  he  had  issue  John  Thynne,  his  heir  ;  Francis  Thynne,  Esq. 
of  Kempsford,  in  Gloucestershire,  who  by  Alice  his  wife,  daughter  of 
Arthur  Knocker,  of  Staffordshire,  Esq.  was  father  of  Francis  Thynne, 
Esq.  of  Heldersley,  in  Gloucestershire;  and  by  Eleanor  his  wife, 
daughter  of  Richard  Rogers,  had  an  only  daughter,  Eleanor,  living  in 
1620;  Thomas  Thynne,  Esq.  of  Bilston,  in  Staffordshire,  who  was  living 
in  1634  ;  Anne,  married  to  John  Cole,  Esq.  of  Burton,  in  the  county  of 
Somerset ;  Dorothy,  married  to  John  Strangways,  Esq.  of  Melbury, 
in  the  county  of  Dorset,  and  who  was  interred  there  Sept.  25th,  1592 ; 
Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Sir  Jolm  Chamberlain,  Knight,  of  Prestbury,  in 
the  county  of  Gloucester ;  and  Catherine,  wedded  to  Sir  Walter  Long, 

*  See  Sir  R.  Colt  Hoare's  extracts  from  title  deeds. 

f  This  rhyming  couplet  is  occasionally  varied  by  the  substitution  of  the  names  of  Wynd- 
ham  and  Seymour  for  those  of  Popham,  and  sometimes  of  Portman. 


32  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  Wraxall,  in  Wiltshire ;  besides  four  daughters,  Frances,  Christiana, 
Maria,  and  Frances,  who  died  unmarried.  By  his  second  wife,  Dorothy, 
Sir  John  Thynne  had  issue  Sir  Egremont  Thynne,  Knight,  Sergeant 
at  Law,  who  married  Barbara,  daughter  of  Henry  Calthorpe,  son  of 
Anthony,  and  brother  to  Sir  Martin  Calthorp,  Lord  Mayor  of  London  ; 
Henry  Thynne,  Esq.  of  Kingwood,  in  Wiltshire ;  Charles  Thynne,  of 
Chedder,  in  the  county  of  Somerset,  Esq. ;  Edward  Thynne,  Esq.  who 
by  Theodosia  his  wife,  daughter  of  Roger  Mynors,  had  a  son  of  his  own 
name  ;  and  William  Thynne,  Esq.  who  wedded  Alicia  Talbot,  and  by 
her  was  the  father  of  one  son,  William,  who  married  Mary,  daughter 
of  Anthony  Wesly,  of  Hampden,  in  Gloucestershire ;  Dorothy,  married 
to  Mr.  Wrightson,  of  Ampthill,  in  Bedfordshire ;  and  Catherine,  maid 
of  honour  to  Queen  Elizabeth. 

It  were  greatly  to  be  desired  that  all  founders  of  families  would 
leave  behind  them  such  a  copious  and  accurate  account  of  their  terri- 
torial acquisitions  as  Sir  John  Thynne  has  done  in  the  present 
instance.  This  interesting  document  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix, 
No.  73,  p.  cxxviii.,  extracted  from  Sir  E.  C.  Hoare's  Modern  Wiltshire, 
where  an  engraving  of  Sir  John's  portrait  is  also  given. 

Sir  John  Thynne  died  on  the  21st  of  May,  1580,  and  was  interred 
in  the  church  of  Longbridge*  Deverill,  where  a  marble  monument  was 
erected  to  his  memory  in  the  chapel  of  the  Thynne  family.  It  bears 
the  following  Latin  inscription  : 

P.  M. 

JOHANNIS  THYNNE, 

de  Botefields  Lye  in  agro  Salopiensi,  Equitis  aurati,  qui  a  GALFRIDO  BOTEVILLO  (nobili  Pictavo 
copiosii  compatriotarum  manu,  in  suppetias  JOHANNIS  Regis  hue  primum  appellente)  paternum 
genus  recto  stemmate  deducens,  BOTEVILIANJE  domus  temporum  et  fatorum  injuria  labefactatae 
insignia  instaurator  evasit  ;  EDWARDO  Duci  Somersetensi,  Angli®  Protectori,  Hospitii  Se- 
neschallus,  a  quo  etiam  in  prjeclarum  singularis  in  pnelio  Muscleborensi  (Musselburgh)  virtutis 
praestitse  testimonium  militari  balneo  donatus.  Religionis  reformats  etiam  in  angustissimis 
MARI.E  temporibus  assertor  strenuus ;  vir  gravis,  prudentiuque  utraque  fortune  sorte  major, 
et  vicini  LONGALATENSIS  asdificii  fundator. 

Duas  habuit  conjuges,  primam  CHRISTIANAM  RICHARDI  GRESHAM  Militis,  alteram  DOROTHEAH 
WILHELMI  WROUGHTON,  Equitis  aurati,  filiam ;  e  quibus  numerosa  utriusq.  sexus  beatus  prole, 
placide  in  Domino  obdormivit  mcnse  Aprilis  MDLXXX. 

Filius  ejus  primo-genitus  JOHANNES,  etiam  Eques  auratus,  uxorem  duxit  JOANNAIJ,  ROLAND: 
HA  WARD,  Militis,  filiam,  e  quu  suscepit  THOMAM  THYNNE,  Equitem  auratum,  magnum  patri- 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 

monii,  olim  satis  ampli,  auctorem.  Primo  MAIUAM  TOUCIIET,  quaa  Baronis  AUDILL*  i 
filia,  posted  CATHEIUNAM  THOM*  Vicecomitis  BINDON  o  filio  neptem,  uxores  habuit.  PriorU 
lecti  filii,  JACOBUS  THYNNE,  miles,  Isabella)  filia;  HOLLANDLE  comitis  maritus,  cjui  improk-a  ol>iit, 
vir  de  Rege,  patria,  et  farailiii  optime  merit  us;  et  THOMAS  THYNNE  etiam  miles,  STUARTI* 
BALCANQUU.L.*  conjux;  qui  omnes  in  sacello  subterraneo  hoc  juxta  iiihumantiir.  t' It  inn 
THOM.X  haeres  erat  THOMAS  THYNNE,  morum  suavitate  et  humanitate  insignia,  licet  nefario  et 
nunquam  satis  dolendo  crimine  sicariorum  manibus,  oetatis  flore  abreptus.  Priori*  TIIOMJS  e 
secundis  nuptiis  filius  FHEDEIUCUS  HENRICUS  THYNNE,  Miles  et  Baronettus,  MARINE,  THOU* 
Baronis  COVENTRII  magni  Anglise  sigilli  xv  annos  usque  ad  mortem  custodis,  maritus,  ingenii 
vir  acerrimi,  nee  virtutis  minus  conspicuaj,  qui  egregio  in  Principem  fide  magno  bonorum 
dispendio  Rebel  lium  rapacitate  poenas  luit;  cujus  filius  natu  maximus  THOMAS  Vicecomes 
WEYMOUTH  et  Baro  de  Warminster,  majorum  cineribus  pietatis  ergo  hoc  marmor  posuit. 

William  Thynne,  Esq.  the  second  .son  of  Thomas  Thynne,  was 
appointed  conjointly  with  his  brother  John  to  the  office  of  Receiver 
General  of  the  Earl  of  March's  lands,  to  hold  for  their  joint  lives  after 
the  death  or  surrender  of  Sir  Edward  Croft,  Knight,  by  a  grant 
under  the  Privy  Seal  on  the  6th  of  May,  1546.  He  married  Margaret, 
daughter  of  John  Ferber,  Esq.  and,  dying  without  issue,  was  buried  in 
Westminster  Abbey,  where  a  monument  has  been  erected  to  his 
memory  with  the  following  inscription  :  — 

Memoriae  Sacrum. 

Hie  situs  est  Gulielmus  Thynne,  Armiger, 

Frater  Johannis  Thynne,  Equitis  Aurati,  ex 

Antiqua  Bottevilliorum  Familia  oriundus, 

Qui  in  adolescentia  magnam  Europa; 

Partem  perlustravit,  in  praelio  ad 

Muscelborrow  eques  cataphractus 

contra  Scotos  pugnavit  et  tandem 

rotate  confectus  placide  in  Domino 

•      obdormivit  die  xiru.  Martii,  1584. 

Joannes  Chamberlayn  de  Prestbury 

Armiger  charissimo  affini  hoc 

monumentum  posuit. 

Dies  mortis  asternsa 

Vitse  Natalia  est. 

Christus  mihi  vita,  et  mors 

milii  lucrum.     Ad  Philip.  Cap.  I*. 

F 


34  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

John,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  the  founder  of  Longleat, 
succeeded  to  the  large  possessions  of  his  father,  and  was  knighted  by 
King  James,  at  the  Charter  House  in  London,  on  the  llth  of  May, 
1603,  four  days  after  his  Majesty's  arrival  from  Scotland,  upon  his 
succession  to  the  Crown  of  England. 

The  following  letter,  taken  from  Mr.  Blakeway's  collection,  may  be 
cited  as  an  instance  of  the  interest  which  Sir  John  Thynne  took  in  his 
Shropshire  property,  and  of  his  attention  to  his  local  interests. 
Besides,  it  must  be  recollected,  that  reading  and  writing  were  in  those 
days  the  accomplishments  of  a  gentleman,  and  in  some  sort  a  mark  of 
distinction ;  and  all  those  who  may  have  had  occasion  to  consult  the 
autograph  memorials  of  that  time  will  have  remarked  that  the  execu- 
tion of  them,  even  by  persons  of  the  highest  rank,  was  too  often  such 
as  would  do  little  credit  to  the  schoolboy  of  the  present  day. 

"  Good  Brothere,  my  hastye  depture  from  Caurse  made  me  forgett- 
full  to  move  you  the  matter  in  varyance  dependynge  betweene  one 
Fraunces  Wilkes,  plaintiffe,  and  Thomas  Okes,  defendante,  maye  not 
pcede  to  triall  before  my  coming  into  Shropshyre  agayne,  for  y*  the 

pore  manne  otherwayse  doubtethe  there nation  agaynste 

him,  wherefor  I  earnestelye  desire  yo  when  the  sayde  cau  ...  is 
made  reddye  to  receave  his  triall  y*  yo  will  staye  and  put  the  same  off 
till  my  retorne,  for  that  I  mynde  to  be  at  the  triall  thereof  my  selfe. 
And  so  assuring  my  selfe  of  yor  fryndelye  and  careful!  pformance 
heareof,  I  ende,  from  Longeleate,  the  seconde  of  Aprill,  1598. 

"  Your  lovynge  Brother  in  Lawe, 

"  JOHN  THYNNE. 

"  En  case  yo  be  not  there  yo  selfe,  not  accordyngelye  order  the 
same,  I  praye  yo  to  sende  this  letter  to  my  cosen  Hallywell,  to  ye  ende 
he  maye  from  me  performe  the  same. 

"  To  the  worshippfull  hisverye  lovynge 
Brother  in  Lawe  Henrye  Towneshende, 
Esquier,  and  in  his  absence,  to  his 
lovynge  cosen  Mr.  Richarde  Hallywell, 
these  be  dd." 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  35 

Sir  John  married  Joan,  youngest  daughter  of  Sir  Rowland  Hay- 
ward,  Knight,  who  was  twice  Lord  Mayor  of  London,  and  lies  interred 
in  the  church  of  St.  Alphage,  near  Cripplegate,  where  a  monument 
was  erected  to  his  memory,  hearing  the  following  inscription  : 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  Knight,  twice  Lord  Mayor  of  this  city  of 
London,  and  living  an  Alderman  in  the  space  of  thirty  years;  and,  at  his  death,  the 
ancientest  Alderman  in  the  said  city.  He  lived  beloved  by  all  good  men,  and  died  in  grpat 
credit  and  reputation,  the  5th  of  December,  Anno  Domini  1593,  and  the  36th  year  of  the 
reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lady  Queen  Elizabeth.  He  had  two  *  virtuous  wives,  and  by  them 
many  happy  children. 

By  this  lady,  who  brought  with  her  the  lordships  of  Caus  and 
Stretton,  which  her  father  had  bought,  the  former  from  Lord  Stafford, 
the  latter  from  the  Earl  of  Arundel,  Sir  John  Thynne  had  issue  two 
sons  and  two  daughters,  namely,  Sir  Thomas  Thynne,  his  successor, 
and  John  Thynne,  Esq.  of  Church  Stretton,  who  was  married  on  the 
4th  of  June,  1606,  at  St.  Alkmund's  Church,  Shrewsbury,  to  Susanna, 
daughter  of  Robert  Rawson,  Esquire,  of  that  place.  Of  Sir  John 
Thynne's  two  daughters,  Dorothy  was  married  to  Charles  Roscarrock, 
of  Roscarrock  in  Cornwall,  and  Christian  was  united  to  Francis  Leigh, 
of  Addington,  in  Surrey. 

It  was  to  Joan  Lady  Thynne  that  John  Maynard  dedicated  his 
book  entitled  "  The  XII.  Wonders  of  the  World."t  This  lady  also 
presented  a  chalice  to  the  church  at  Westbury. 

*  Sir  Rowland's  first  wife  was  Joan,  daughter  of  William  Tillesworth,  Esq.  by  whom  he 
had  issue  three  sons  and  five  daughters  ;  the  third  of  whom  was  married  to  John  Thynne, 
Esq.  His  second  wife  was  Catherine,  daughter  of  Thomas  Smith,  Esq.  by  whom  he  had  three 
sons  and  five  daughters. — Stowe's  Annals,  i.  p.  585. 

t  The  title  of  this  work  runneth  thus  : — "  The  XH  Wonders  of  the  World.  Sett  and 
composed  for  the  Violl  de  Gambo,  the  Lute,  and  the  voyce  to  sing  the  verse,  all  three  Jointly, 
and  none  severall ;  also  Lessons  for  the  Lute  and  Bass  Violl  to  play  alone,  with  some  Lessons 
to  play  Lyra-wayes,  alone,  or,  if  you  will,  to  fill  up  the  parts  with  another  Violl  sett  Lute- 
way.  Newly  composed  by  John  Maynard,  lutenist  at  the  most  famous  schoole  of  St.  Julians 
in  Hertfordshire.  London:  Printed  by  Thomas  Snodham  for  John  Browne,  and  are  to  be 
sold  at  his  shop  in  St.  Dunstanes  Churchyard  in  Fleet  Street.  1611."  Folio;  containing 
twelve  sheets.  Dedicated,  "  To  his  ever  honoured  lady  and  mistris  the  Lady  Joane  Thynne,  of 
Cause  Castle,  in  Shropshire.  This  poore  play-worke  of  mine  had  its  prime  original]  and 

F2 


36  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

John  Thynne,  of  Church  Stretton,  had  issue  by  his  wife  Susanna, 
first,  John  Thynne,  born  in  1608,  who  was  seated  atEgham,  in  Surrey, 
in  1686,  and  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Sir  Henry 
Mainwaring,  by  whom  he  had  issue  a  son  John  Thynne,  who  was  of 
Little  Stretton,  co.  Salop,  in  1681,  and  afterwards  of  Stanton  Lacy, 
co.  Salop,  where  he  was  buried  on  the  4th  of  June,  1717. 

This  John  Thynne  appears  to  have  twice  married,  first  to  Judith, 
daughter  and  co-heir  of  John  Balston,  of  Strelly,  Notts,  by  whom  he 
had  issue  two  sons,  namely,  John  and  Thomas,  and  two  daughters, 
Judith  and  Elizabeth ;  and,  secondly,  to  Abigail,  daughter  of  Richard 
Wredenhall,  of  Downton,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  who  was  the  widow 
of  Mr.  Bury,  and  was  buried  at  Stanton  Lacy  on  the  8th  Sept.  1748. 

The  other  sons  of  John  Thynne,  of  Egham,  were, — secondly,  Walter 
Thynne ;  third,  Thomas  Thynne,  or  Botevyle,  Esq.  who  married  Mary 
Goodfellow,  of  London,  by  whom  he  had  issue  two  sons,  Thomas  and 
James  Thynne,  and  one  daughter  Mary,  married  to  Mr.  Urrey,  of 
London ;  and,  fourth,  William  Thynne,  who  was  Mayor  of  Shrews- 
bury in  1674,*  and  was  married  at  St.  Mary's  on  the  8th  of  October, 
1637,  to  Hannah  Johnson.  He  was  buried  in  the  same  church  on  the 
9th  of  April,  1677.  He  had  also  a  daughter  Dorothy,  married  to 
Anthony  Hawkes,  of  Stretton  in  Shropshire. 

Sir  Thomas,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  of  Longleat,  served 
the  office  of  Sheriff  for  Shropshire  in  1634,  and  was  twice  married ; 
first,  to  Maria,  daughter  of  George  Lord  Audley  by  Lucia  his  wife, 
who  was  daughter  and  heir  of  Sir  James  Mervin,  of  Fonthill  in 
Wiltshire ;  and,  secondly,  to  Catherine  daughter  of  Charles  Howard, 
son  of  Thomas  Viscount  Bindon.  By  his  first  marriage  with  Maria 

birthright  in  your  house,  when  by  nearer  service  I  was  obliged  yours. — The  powreful  per- 
swasion  of  that  nobly  disposed  gentlewoman  M*  Dorothy  Thynne,  your  vertuous  daughter, 
whose  breast  is  possest  with  an  admirable  hereditary  love  of  musicke,  and  who  once  laboured 
mee  to  that  effect,  hath  not  a  little  emboldened  mee  herevnto.— Your  Ladeships,  in  all 
humble  seruice,  «  JOHN  MAYNARD." 

See  Wood's  Athene  Oxonienses,  vol.  iii.  893. 

*  See  Owen  and  Blakeway's  History  of  Shrewsbury,  i.  534. 


THE  THVNNi:   FAMILY.  37 

Sir  Thomas  Thynne  had  issue  three  sons: — John  Thynno,  \vlmdied 
unmarried ;  Sir  James  Thynne,  Knight,  who  married  Isabella,  dan-liL-i 
of  Henry  Rich,  Earl  of  Holland,  who  was  beheaded  on  the  (.)th  of 
March,  1648-9:  he  died,  at  Richmond,  in  Surrey,  on  the  12th  of 
October,  1670 ;  and  Sir  Thomas  Thynne,  who  was  seated  at  Rich- 
mond, in  Surrey,  and  married  Stuart,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Dr. 
Walter  Balquanquill,  Dean  of  Durham  and  Master  of  the  Savoy. 
The  issue  of  this  marriage  was  two  daughters :  Stuart,  married  to  Sir 
Edward  Baynton,  K.B.  of  Bromham  Baynton,  in  Wiltshire,  and 
Elizabeth,  married  to  John  Hall,  Esq.  of  Bradford,  Wilts ;  and  a  son, 
Thomas  Thynne,  Esq.  of  Longleat,  commonly  called  Tom  of  Ten 
Thousand,  whose  betrothal  to  the  Lady  Elizabeth  Countess  of  Ogle, 
heiress  of  the  noble  family  of  the  Percies,  probably  led  to  his  untimely 
end.  He  served  in  four  Parliaments  for  Wiltshire,  and  kept  a  large 
establishment  at  Longleat,  where  he  effected  several  improvements, 
and  frequently  entertained  the  Duke  of  Monmouth.  When  Mr.  Thynne 
came  to  London  that  intimacy  still  subsisted ;  and  he  had  but  just 
parted  from  the  Duke,  and  was  returning  home  in  the  evening  of 
Sunday,  the  12th  of  February,  1681,  in  his  coach  along  Pall  Mall, 
when  three  mounted  men  arrested  his  progress,  fired  into  the  carriage, 
and  mortally  wounded  him.  He  was  conveyed  to  his  lodgings, 
where,  surrounded  by  sympathising  friends,  he  gave  such  a  descrip- 
tion of  his  assassins  as  led  to  their  apprehension  on  the  following 
evening. 

The  consternation  caused  by  this  barbarous  murder  was  naturally 
great.  The  Court  of  James,  at  once  arbitrary  and  apprehensive,  was 
anxious  to  repudiate  all  complicity  in  so  foul  a  deed  as  the  removal  of 
a  political  opponent  by  such  means,  but  at  the  same  time  it  appeared 
to  view  with  complacency  the  acquittal  of  the  presumed  instigator  of 
the  murder.  This  was  no  other  than  Count  Charles  John  Konings- 
mark,  a  scion  of  one  of  the  noblest  races  of  Sweden,  whose  uncle  was 
Governor  of  Pomerania.  The  name  of  Koningsmark  has  acquired  a 
certain  notoriety  from  its  connection  with  that  of  Sophia  Dorothea, 
the  consort  of  King  George  I.  The  Count  Philip  Christopher  Ko- 


38  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

ningsmark,  implicated  in  the  transactions  recorded  in  Coxe's  Life  of 
Walpole,  i.  p.  267,  and  more  recently  in  Dr.  Doran's  Lives  of  the 
Queens   of  England  of  the  House  of  Hanover,  was  the  brother  of 
the  Count  whose  name  is  associated  with  the  murder  of  Mr.  Thynne. 
The  sister  of  these   Swedish  noblemen,  the  Countess  Koningsmark, 
was  the  mistress  of  Augustus  II.  King  of  Poland.     It  appears  that 
Count  Charles   John   Koningsmark   had   become   enamoured  of  the 
Lady  Elizabeth  during  her  residence  on  the  continent,  whither  she 
had  gone  after  her  betrothal,  (her  parents  deeming  her  age  too  tender 
for  the  consummation  of  her  marriage  with  Mr.  Thynne,)  and  that  he 
had  followed  her  to  England.      After  the  perpetration  of  the   deed 
he  absconded,  but  was  apprehended,  and  tried  before  Chief  Justice 
Pemberton,  with  the  actual  perpetrators  of  the  crime.*     These  men, 
Captain  Christopher  Vratz,  Lieutenant  John  Stern,  and  Charles  George 
Borosky,  were  condemned  and  executed  on  the  spot  where  their  crime 
was   committed.     The  whole  carriage   of  the  principal  offenders,   in 
the  words  of  an  eye-witness,  "  savoured  much  of  gallantry,  but  not 
at  all  of  religion,  "t     The  prompt   apprehension  of  these  criminals, 
and  their  condign  punishment,  reflect  credit  on  the  administration 
of  justice   at  that   period.      It   is   satisfactory   also  to  observe  that 
the  chief  instigator  of  the  crime  was  foiled  in  his  object,  and,  having 
justly  forfeited  the  esteem  of  all  good  and  honourable  men,  sought 
relief  from  an  accusing  conscience  in  the  excitement  of  foreign  ser- 
vice ;   and,  having  been  sent  into  Greece  as  second  in  command  of 
the  Venetian  expedition,  fell  at  the  siege  of  Argos  on  the  29th  of 
August,  1686.     As  for  the  Lady  Elizabeth,  who  naturally  abhorred 
the  deed,  she  returned  immediately  to  England,  where,  on  the  16th 
of  May,  1682,  she  was  married  to  Charles  Seymour,  sixth  Duke  of 
Somerset.     The  Lady  Elizabeth  Percy  had  been  betrothed  to  Henry 
Cavendish,   Earl  of  Ogle,  only  son  of  the  Duke  of  Newcastle,   who 

*  See  Appendix,  p.  cccxiv — cccxvii. 

t  See  an  interesting  account  of  this  transaction  from  the  memoir  of  Sir  John  Reresby  in 
the  Appendix  V.  No.  80,  p.  clxxi. 


THE  TIIYNNB  FA  M  1 1.\  .  ;{'.) 

died   in  infancy :    hence   she   was   styled  Lady  Ogle  on  her  second 
alliance  with  Mr.  Thynne.     It  appears  that  Richard  Jenkins,  M. A 
(some  time  of  Gloucester  Hall),  a  lukewarm  Conformist,  and  Vicar  <>!' 
Frome  Selwood,  to  which  living  he  had  heen  instituted  by  Thomas 
Thynne   on   the  26th  of  July,   1672,  was   the   person  who  married 
Thomas  Thynne,  of  Longleat,  Esq.,  to  Elizabeth  Countess  of  Ogle 
(heir  to  the  illustrious  family  of  Percy),*  on  or  about  the  22nd  of 
December,  1681. t     The   remains   of  that   gentleman  were  interred 
in  Westminster  Abbey ;  and  an  engraving  of  his  monument  will  be 
found  in  Dart's  Account  of  the  Abbey,  Plate  103,  vol.  II.  p.  84, 
bearing    the  following   simple  inscription  : — "  Thomas    Thynne,    of 
Long  Leate,  in  co.  Wilts,  esquire,  who  was  barbarously  murdered  on 
Sunday,  the  12th  of  February,  1682."$ 

A  tract,  still  extant  in  the  British  Museum,  contains  "The  last 
confession,  §  prayers,  and  meditations,  of  Lieutenant  John  Stern, 
delivered  by  him  on  the  cart,  immediately  before  his  execution,  to  Dr. 
Burnet.  Together  with  the  last  confession  of  George  Borosky,  signed 
by  him  in  the  prison,  and  sealed  up  in  the  Lieutenant's  pacquet.  With 
which  is  given  an  account  of  their  deportment,  both  in  the  prison  and 
at  the  place  of  their  execution,  which  was  in  Pall  Mall,  on  the  10th 
of  March,  in  the  same  place  in  which  they  had  murthered  Thomas 
Thynne,  esq.,  on  the  12th  of  February  before,  an.  1681."  (London, 

*  The  history  of  the  Lady  Elizabeth  Percy,  extracted  from  Craik's  Romance  of  the 
Peerage,  iv.  327,  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  116,  p.  ccclxxix. 

f  Wood's  Athente,  vol.  iv.  col.  15.  This  marriage  has  been  questioned  by  some  writers, 
but  there  is  no  doubt  of  the  fact,  for  Thynne  gave  a  bond  to  one  Potter  for  £1000,  on 
condition  of  paying  £500  within  ten  days  after  the  marriage,  on  account  of  having 
promoted  the  marriage.  Thynne  was  soon  after  murdered,  and  Potter's  representatives 
brought  an  action  against  the  executors  of  Thynne  for  the  money.  See  Shower's  Cases  in 
Parliament,  1698,  and  an  article  upon  this  subject  in  Collect.  Topog.  et  Geneal.  vol.  vi. 

p.  282. 

J  See  the  longer  inscription  for  which  this  was  substituted  in  the  Appendix,  p.  cxlii 
There  is  a  portrait  of  Thomas  Thynne,  Esq.  of  Longleat,  in  the  county  of  Wilts,  who  was 

barbarously  murdered  on  Sunday,  12th  Feb.  1681-2,  in  Pall  Mall,  with  his  anns,-<mgraved 

by  White. 

§  This  confession  has  been  reprinted  in  the  Appendix,  No.  307,  p.  cccxvii. 


40  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

1682,  in  7  sheets,  or  more,  in  folio.)  Though  this  book,  or  pamphlet,  is 
said  on  the  title  to  be  written  by  Gilb.  Burnet  and  Anthony  Horneck, 
doctors  of  divinity,  yet,  in  the  advertisements  to  the  129th  number  of 
the  Loyal  Intelligence  published  by  Nath.  Thompson,  it  is  said  that 
the  book  was  translated  out  of  High  Dutch  into  English  by  Anthony 
Horneck.* 

By  the  death  of  Thomas  Thynne  the  issue  male  of  the  first  marriage 
terminated,  and  we  revert  to  the  issue  of  Sir  Thomas  Thynne's  second 
marriage  with  Catherine  Howard.  Their  eldest  son,  William  Thynne, 
born  in  16i6,  died  unmarried ;  and  their  third  son,  Theophilus,  also 
died  without  issue  ;  but  their  daughter  Elizabeth  married  Sir  Thomas 
Nott,  of  Richmond,  in  Surrey.  The  second  son  of  Sir  Thomas  Thynne, 
Henry,  born  on  the  1st  of  March,  1615,  obtained  the  additional  name 
of  Frederick  through  Anne,  the  consortofJam.es  I.,  being  his  godmother, 
that  being  the  name  of  her  father  the  King  of  Denmark.  He  was 
seated  at  Kempsford,  in  the  county  of  Gloucester,  and  was  created  a 
Baronet  by  letters  patent  bearing  date  the  15th  of  July,  1641.  Sir 
Henry  Frederick  Thynne  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  first 
Lord  Coventry,  and  died  in  1680.  He  was  interred  at  Kempsford, 
where  a  monument  was  erected  to  his  memory,  bearing  the  arms 
annexed, — Barry  of  ten  Or  and  Sable,  for  Thynne  ;  impaling,  Sable,  a 
fess  ermine  between  three  crescents  or,  for  Coventry,  and  the  following 
inscription : — 

Here  lyeth,  expecting  an  happy  resurrection,  the  body  of  Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne, 
Knt.  and  Baronet,  descended  in  a  right  line  from  Geoffrey  Botevile,  who  came  into  England 
Genrl  of  an  Army  of  Poictevins  to  assist  King  John  against  his  barons.  He  was  sonne  of 
Sir  Thomas  Thynne  and  Mrs.  Catherine  Howard,  grand-daughter  of  Thomas  Viscount  Binden, 
and  married  Mary,  one  of  the  daughters  of  the  Thomas  Lord  Coventry,  Ld  Keeper  of  ye 
great  seale  of  England,  and  by  her  had  issue  three  sonnes  and  two  daughters,  all  now 
living,  viz.,  Thomas,  Lord  Viscount  Weymouth;  James;  and  Henry  Fredericke;  Mary, 
married  to  Richard  Howe,  Esq.  of  Berwick  St.  Leonard,  co.  Wilts ;  and  Katherine  to  Sir 

*  Anthony  Horneck  was  born  at  Bachweach,  in  the  Lower  Palatinate,  in  Germany.  He 
was  one  of  the  Chaplains  of  Queen's  College,  Oxford,  soon  after  March,  1G63.— Wood's 
Athena;,  vol.  iv.  p.  531. 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  41 

John  Lowthcr,  of  Lowthcr,  Bart.  He  was  a  man  of  excellent  parts,  greate  loyalty  to  his 
Prince,  a  constant  assertor  of  ye  Church  of  England  in  the  worst  of  times,  kinde  aiM 
obliging  to  his  family  and  friends,  and  dyed  March  ye  6th,  1680,  aged  66  years  and  5  ilaycs. 

The  Memory  of  the  Just  is  blessed. 

Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne  had  four  sons  and  two  daughters  hy 
Mary  his  wife.  Sir  THOMAS  THYNNE,  the  eldest  son,  was  born  1640, 
and  was  seated  at  Drayton  in  Shropshire ;  and  having  been  educated 
at  Kingston  by  William  Burton,  son  of  William  Burton  of  Atcham, 
became  a  gentleman  commoner  of  Christ  Church,  Oxford,  was  returned 
as  Member  of  Parliament  for  that  University  in  January  1674,  and 
also  represented  the  borough  of  Tamworth  in  Parliament.  He  was 
chosen  honorary  Steward  of  Sutton  Coldfield  in  1679,  and  on  the 
murder  of  Thomas  Thynne  succeeded  to  all  his  possessions  under  an 
entail  made  by  his  uncle  Sir  James,  who  died  at  Richmond  on  the 
12th  of  October,  1670.  He  became  possessed  of  the  papers,  collec- 
tions of  antiquity,  manuscripts,  and  coins  collected  by  his  tutor 
William  Burton,  upon  the  death  of  that  antiquary  on  the  28th 
of  December,  1657.*  He  succeeded  his  father  in  the  estate  of 
Kempsford  in  1680,  and  his  second  cousin  Thomas  Thynne,  in  the 
mansion  of  Longleat  and  the  other  family  estates,  in  1682  ;  and  on  the 
llth  of  December,  1682,  in  the  34th  year  of  Charles  II.  was  created 
Baron  Thynne  of  Warminster,  in  the  county  of  Wilts,  and  Viscount 
Weymouth,  in  the  county  of  Dorset,  with  limitation,  in  default  of 
issue  male,  to  his  brothers  James  and  Henry  Frederick  Thynne.  As  a 
student  at  Christ  Church,  Oxford,  he  was  the  friend  of  Thomas  Ken, 
who,  when  deprived  of  his  bishoprick  of  Bath  and  Wells,  found  a 
home  for  the  remainder  of  his  days  in  the  noble  mansion  at  Longleat, 
where  his  library  is  still  preserved.  Lord  Weymouth  married  Lady 
Frances  Finch,  eldest  daughter  of  Heneage  second  Earl  of  Winchilsea, 
and  of  Mary  his  wife,  daughter  of  William  Duke  of  Somerset,  by  the 
Lady  Frances  Devereux  his  wife,  sister  and  co-heir  of  Robert  Earl  of 
Essex  her  brother ;  by  which  marriage  part  of  the  Devereux  property, 

*  See  Wood's  Athena  Oxon.  iii.  1140. 
G 


42  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

comprising  extensive  lands  in  the  couniy  of  Monaghan,  and  the  estate 
of  Drayton  Manor  near  Tamworth,  sold  hy  Thomas  first  Marquess  of 
Bath  to  the  first  Sir  Robert  Peel,  passed  to  the  Thynne  family.  The 
celebrated  ring  given  by  Queen  Elizabeth  to  llobert  Earl  of  Essex 
thus  descended  to  Lady  Weymouth,  and  was  by  her  given  to  her  only 
daughter  Frances,  wife  of  Sir  Robert  Worsley,  Bart,  of  Appuldurcombe 
in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  and  by  her  given  to  her  only  daughter  Prances, 
wife  of  John  Lord  Carteret,  afterwards  Earl  Granville,  and  has 
descended  to  her  successor  the  Hon.  and  Rev.  Lord  John  Thynne, 
D.D.  the  present  possessor  of  the  Carteret  and  Granville  estates  in 
Bedfordshire  and  Cornwall. 

By  the  Lady  Prances,  who  was  buried  at  Longbridge  Deverill,  on  the 
3d  of  May,  1712,  Lord  Weymouth  had  issue,  1.  Henry  Thynne,  who 
died  in  1708,  having  married  Grace,  daughter  and  sole  heir  of  Sir 
George  Strode,  Knt.  Sergeant  at  Law,  of  Leweston,  co.  Dorset ;  she 
died  in  1725,  leaving  issue  Frances,  who  wedded  Algernon  Seymour, 
Lord  Percy,  Earl  of  Hertford,  and  Duke  of  Somerset  ;*  and  Mary,  who 
married  Greville  Lord  Brooke,  and  died  in  1720,  aged  49 ;  2.  William 
Thynne,  who  died  in  infancy ;  and  3.  Frances,  who  married  Sir  Robert 
Worsley,  Bart,  of  Appuldurcombe,  in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  and  died  on 
the  2d  of  April,  1750.  Lord  Weymouth  was  sworn  of  Queen  Anne's 
Privy  Council  on  the  18th  of  June,  1702,  and  again  under  the  Act  of 
Union  on  the  8th  of  March,  1711.  He  was  appointed  Gustos  Rotu- 
lorum  of  Wiltshire  on  the  6th  of  July  1711,  and  Keeper  of  the  Forest 
of  Dean  on  the  31st  of  March,  1712.  He  augmented  by  deed  the 
Vicarages  of  Longbridge  and  Monkton  Deverill,  and  founded  a  Gram- 
mar-school at  Warminster  in  the  county  of  Wilts,  and  another  at  Car- 
rickmacross  in  the  county  Monaghan,  Ireland ;  and,  departing  this  life 
on  the  28th  of  July,  1714,  was  buried  at  Longbridge  Deverill. 

The  second  son  of  Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne  was  James  Thynne, 
of  Buckland  in  Gloucestershire,  esquire.  This  gentleman  was  created 

*  See  the  "  Correspondence  between  Frances  Countess  of  Hertford,  afterwards  Duchess 
of  Somerset,  and  Henrietta  Louisa  Countess  of  Pomfret,  between  the  years  1738  and 
1741,"  with  an  Index,  in  3  vols.  8vo.  London,  1805.  Second  Edition,  1806  ;  and  her 
Memoirs,  which  are  given  in  the  Appendix,  p.  cxcii,  and  p.  ccxcix. 


THE  T1IYNNE  FAMILY.  \:\ 

LL.D.   by   the  University   of  Oxford   in   1077,   represented   UK-  !><>- 
rough  of  Cirencester  in  the  Parliament  of  1700-1,  and  departed  thi* 
life,  unmarried,  on  the  15th  of  March,  1708-9.     John,  the  fourth  son, 
also  died  unmarried;  and  of  the  two  daughters,  Mary  married  on  the 
12th  of  August,  1673,  Sir  Richard  How,  Bart,  of  Wishford  in  Wilt- 
shire;   and  Catherine,  born  at  Caus  Castle.,  in  Shropshire,  on  21st  of 
September,  1653,  was  united,  on  the  3rd  of  December,  1674,  to  Sir 
John  Lowther,  afterwards  Viscount  Lonsdale.    The  third  son,  Henry 
Frederick  Thynne,  Esq.  was  Under  Secretary  of  State  to  his  uncle 
Henry  Coventry.    He  was  one  of  the  Clerks  of  the  Privy  Council, 
Keeper  of  the  Royal  Library  at  St.  James's,  and  Treasurer  to  Catherine, 
Queen  Dowager  of  Charles  II.     He  was  of  Old  Windsor  in  Berkshire, 
and  marrying  Dorothy,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Francis  Phillips,  of 
the  Inner  Temple,  esquire,  succeeded  to  his  property  at  Sunbury  in 
Middlesex.     He  died  in  London  in  1705,  and  was  interred  at  Sunbury. 
He  left  issue  Thomas,  his  heir ;  John,  who  died  at  Bristol  in  1708  ; 
Dorothy,  who  married  John,  only  son  of  John  Howe  of  Stowell,  in 
the  county  of  Gloucester ;  and  Mary,  who  died  unmarried. 

Thomas  Thynne,  the  eldest  son,  was  born  at  Kensington  in  1686-7. 
He  was  educated  at  Eton  and  at  Christ  Church,  Oxford ;  travelled  on 
the  continent,  and  upon  his  return  married,  in  1709,  Mary,  daughter  of 
Edward  Villiers,  first  Earl  of  Jersey.  He  died  at  London  on  the 
24th  of  April,  1710,  and  was  buried  at  Longbridge  Deverill.  Lady 
Mary  Thynne  was  delivered  of  a  son,  Thomas,  on  the  21st  of  May,  1710 ; 
and  in  December  1711  married  George  Granville,  who  on  the  31st  of 
that  month  was  created  by  Queen  Anne  Baron  Lansdowne  of  Bideford 
in  the  county  of  Devon,  and  died  on  the  17th  of  January,  1734-5,  leaving 
several  daughters  by  that  nobleman,  who  was  chiefly  known  as  a  poet. 
THOMAS  THYNNE  succeeded  his  great-uncle  as  SECOND  .VISCOUNT 
WEYMOUTH  on  the  28th  July,  1714.  He  was  married  at  Whitehall  on 
the  6th  December,  1726,  to  the  Lady  Elizabeth  Sackville,  eldest  surviving 
daughter  of  Lionel  Duke  of  Dorset,  but  she  died  without  issue  on  the 
29th  of  June,  1729,  while  his  Lordship  was  travelling  abroad  ;  and  he, 
after  his  return  to  England,  on  the  3rd  of  July,  1733,  took  to  wife 

G2 


44  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Louisa,  daughter  of  John  Carteret,  Earl  Granville,  who  survived  the 
birth  of  her  third  son  only  nine  days,  dying  in  London  on  the  25th 
of  December,  1736.  This  son,  James,  born  on  the  16th  of  December, 
1736,  died  on  the  19th  of  March,  1740.  Her  Ladyship's  second  son, 
Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  born  17th  November,  1735,  inherited  by 
will  the  estates  of  his  maternal  grandfather  Earl  Granville  ;  took  by 
sign  manual  the  name  of  Carteret,  and  on  April  19th,  1768,  was  made 
one  of  the  Masters  of  His  Majesty's  Household,  which  he  resigned  in 
1770,  on  being  appointed  one  of  the  joint  Postmasters  General,  which 
office  he  held  till  1789.  On  the  29th  of  January,  1784,  he  was  created 
BARON  CARTERET,  of  Hawnes,  in  the  county  of  Bedford,  with  remainder, 
in  default  of  issue  male,  to  the  second,  third,  fourth,  fifth,  sixth,  and 
seventh,  and  every  other  younger  son,  and  their  issue  male  respectively, 
the  sons  in  succession,  except  the  eldest,  of  his  brother  Thomas, 
third  Viscount  Weymouth.  His  Lordship  died  unmarried  on  the 
17th  of  June,  1826,  aged  91 ;  when  the  Barony  devolved,  according  to 
the  limitation,  upon 

Lord  George  Thynne,  who  was  born  on  the  23rd  of  January,  1770 ; 
was  M.P.  for  Weobly,  a  Lord  of  the  Treasury  in  1801,  Comptroller  of 
the  Household  in  1804-6,  and  married  Harriet,  fifth  daughter  of  Wil- 
liam second  Viscount  Courtenay ;  but,  he  dying  without  issue  on  the 
19th  of  February,  1838,  was  succeeded  by  his  only  surviving  brother, 
Lord  John  Thynne,  third  Baron,  who  was  born  on  the  23d  of  Decem- 
ber, 1772 ;  returned  for  Bath  in  1796,  and  continued  to  represent  that 
city  till  1831.  He  was  Vice-Chamberlain  to  King  George  III.  from 
1804  to  1820.  His  Lordship  married  in  1801  Mary  Anne,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Master,  esquire,  of  the  Abbey,  Cirencester,  in  the  county  of 
Gloucester,  and  died  on  the  10th  of  March,  1849,  when  the  barony  of 
Carteret  b.ecame  extinct. 

Thomas,  the  second  Lord  Weymouth,  was,  on  the  4th  of  December, 
1739,  constituted  Ranger  of  Hyde  Park  and  of  St.  James's  Park ; 
and,  dying  on  the  12th  of  January,  1750-1,  was  buried  at  Horningsham, 
in  Wiltshire. 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son  THOMAS,  born  on  the  13th  of 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  I.') 

September,  1734,  who  became  THIRD  VISCOUNT  WEYMOUTH,  and,  :ilVr 
a  suitable  education  at  home,  travelled  abroad  for  his  furtlu-r  accom- 
plishment. This  nobleman  was  appointed  one  of  the  Lords  of  the  Bed- 
chamber on  the  25th  of  November,  1760,  in  which  office  he  continued 
till  the  21st  of  April,  1763,  when  he  was  appointed  Master  of  tin- 
Horse  to  the  Queen.  On  the  30th  of  April,  1765,  he  was  nominated 
Lord  Lieutenant  of  Ireland,  which  post  he  resigned  in  July  following. 
On  the  26th  of  June,  1767,  he  with  eighteen  other  Peers  signed  a 
protest  against  rescinding  the  East  India  dividend.  On  the  20th  of 
January,  1768,  his  Lordship  was  appointed  Secretary  of  State  for  the 
Northern  Department,  and  on  the  21st  of  October  following  he  was 
removed  to  the  Southern  Department,  having  succeeded  Lord  Shel- 
burne,  and  being  himself  succeeded  by  the  Earl  of  Rochford,  then 
Ambassador  at  Paris.  He  was  frequently  in  correspondence  with  the 
Directors  of  the  East  India  Company  on  the  affairs  of  India.*  His 
Lordship  was  the  official  organ  of  communication  with  the  House  of 
Commons  on  the  occasion  of  the  expulsion  of  Wilkes  from  that 
assembly  on  the  3rd  of  February,  1769.  We  find  his  Lordship  also  in 
correspondence  with  the  Lord  Mayor  of  London  on  the  usual  manner 
of  presenting  petitions  to  the  King,  on  the  occasion  of  the  City  petition 
against  the  granting  of  general  warrants,  in  June,  1769  ;  and  again, 
in  November,  1769,  on  the  occasion  of  the  ferment  in  the  city  about 
the  execution  of  two  men  at  Bethnal  Green,  on  the  spot  where  their 
offence  was  committed,  t 

In  consequence  of  the  dispute  with  Spain  about  the  Falkland 
Islands,  Lord  Weymouth  is  conjectured  J  to  have  resigned  his  office 
of  Secretary  of  State  in  December  1770.  Lord  Weymouth's  name  is 
found  in  connection  with  the  debate  which  took  place  in  parliament 
on  the  22nd  of  January,  1771,  upon  the  alleged  garbling  of  his  Lord- 

«  We  find  that  on  the  7th  of  September,  1769,  a  letter  from  Lord  Weymouth  was  received 
at  the  India  House,  importing  that  the  Russians  had  despatched  a  fleet  of  twenty  ships  to 
Constantinople. — Ann.  Reg.  1769,  p.  129. 

f  These  letters  will  be  found  in  the  Annual  Register  for  1769,  pp.  12,  181-6,  and 

J  See  Appendix,  p.  cccxlvii. 


46  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

ship's  correspondence  with  Mr.  Harris,  in  the  papers  as  presented  to 
the  House  of  Commons.*  His  Lordship  was  reinstated  in  his  office 
of  Secretary  of  State  on  the  10th  of  November,  1775,  which  office  he 
resigned  in  1779,  being  succeeded  by  Lord  Hillsborough,  and  was 
appointed  Groom  of  the  Stole,  which  office  he  held  till  his  death 
On  the  3rd  of  June,  1778,  he  was  elected  a  Knight  of  the  Garter,  and 
on  the  25th  of  August,  1789,  he  was  created  MARQUESS  or  BATH.  He 
was  a  Privy  Councillor,  High  Steward  of  Tamworth,  and  one  of  the 
Elder  Brothers  of  the  Trinity  House.  His  Lordship  married  on  the 
22nd  of  May,  1759,  the  Lady  Elizabeth,  eldest  daughter  of  William 
Bentinck,  second  Duke  of  Portland,  who  was  a  Lady  of  the  Bedcham- 
ber to  Queen  Charlotte  in  1761,  and  in  1793  was  appointed  Mistress 
of  the  Robes,  which  office  she  retained  till  her  decease.  By  this  lady 
he  had  fifteen  children,  namely,  five  sons,  two  of  whom  were  still- 
born, and  ten  daughters.  Thomas,  the  fifth  child  and  eldest  son, 
became  the  second  Marquess  of  Bath.  George,  the  tenth  child  and 
fourth  surviving  son,  became  the  second  Lord  Carteret.  In  John,  the 
twelfth  child  and  fifth  surviving  son,  that  title  became  extinct.  Of 
the  daughters,  the  eldest,  Louisa,  born  in  March,  1760,  was  married 
on  the  19th  of  November,  1781,  at  Longleat,  to  Heneage  fourth  Earl 
of  Aylesford,  by  whom  she  had  a  numerous  family.  The  second, 
Charlotte,  born  on  the  7th  of  November,  1761,  died  on  the  19th  of 
May,  1764.  The  third,  Henrietta,  born  on  the  17th  of  November, 
1762,  became  on  the  22nd  of  May,  1799,  the  second  wife  of  Philip 
fifth  Earl  of  Chesterfield,  and  the  mother  of  the  present  Peer  of 
that  name.  The  fourth,  Sophia,  born  on  the  19th  of  December,  1763, 
became,  on  the  18th  of  August,  1784,  the  first  wife  of  George  Vis- 
count St.  Asaph,  afterwards  Earl  of  Ashburnham,  by  whom  she  left 
four  children  upon  her  decease,  April  9th,  1791.  The  fifth,  Maria, 
born  on  the  24th  of  July,  1767,  died  on  the  30th  of  March,  1768. 
The  sixth,  Isabella,  born  on  the  10th  of  October,  1768,  was  Lady  of 
the  Bedchamber  to  the  Duchess  of  Gloucester,  and  died  on  the  7th  of 
April,  1835.  The  seventh,  Erances,  was  born  on  the  12th  of  February, 

*  See  the  Annual  Eegister  for  1771,  pp.  14,  41-45. 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  47 

1771,  and  died  in  1782.  The  eighth,  Elizabeth,  was  born  on  the  19th, 
and  died  on  the  22nd  of  August,  1775.  The  ninth,  Mary,  horn  on 
the  14th  of  May,  1778,  married  on  the  10th  of  May,  1806,  Osboru. 
Markham,  esquire,  son  of  the  Archbishop  of  York,  and  died  in 
February,  1814.  And  the  tenth,  Caroline,  born  on  the  31st  of  August, 
1781,  is  still  living.  The  Marchioness  of  Bath  died  on  the  12th  of 
December  1825,  at  the  age  of  91. 

Thomas  Thynne,  third  Viscount  Weymouth  and  first  Marquess  of 
Bath,  closed  his  distinguished  career  on  the  19th  of  November,  1796, 
and  slept  with  his  fathers  at  Longbridge  Deverill.  In  the  chapel  of 
the  Thynne  family  on  the  north  side  of  the  chancel  in  that  church  is 
a  very  handsome  marmoreal  record,  bearing  this  inscription  : 

"  Sacred  to  the  Memory  of  the  Most  Honorable  THOMAS  Marquess  of  BATH,  Viscount 
WEYMOUTH,  Baron  THYNNE  of  Warminster,  and  Knight  of  the  most  noble  Order  of  the  Garter. 

"  This  much-respected  Nobleman  served  their  Majesties  in  the  following  high  and  honorable 
employments  :  as  one  of  the  Lords  of  the  Bedchamber  to  the  King,  from  the  year  1 760  to 
1765;  Master  of  the  Horse  to  the  Queen  from  1765  to  1767;  one  of  his  Majesty's  principal 
Secretaries  of  State  from  20  January  1768  to  19  December  1770,  and  again  from  November 
10,  1775,  to  November  24,  1779;  and  as  Groom  of  the  Stole  from  1782  until  his  death; 
elected  a  Knight  of  the  Garter  1778,  and  created  a  Marquess  1789. 

"  He  was  born  24  September  1734;  succeeded  his  father,  Viscount  Weymouth,  12 
January  1758,  and  married,  22  May  1759,  Elizabeth  Cavendish  Bentinck,  daughter  of 
William  Duke  of  Portland,  by  whom  he  had  five  sons  and  ten  daughters,  of  which  number 
three  sons  and  five  daughters  survived  him.  He  died  19  November  1796." 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son  and  fifth  child,  Thomas  Thynne, 
in  his  estates  and  honours. 

THOMAS  SECOND  MARQUESS  OF  BATH  was  born  on  the  25th  of 
January,  1765,  and  was  a  Fellow  of  the  Linnaean  and  Antiquarian 
Societies.  He  was  appointed  Lord  Lieutenant  of  the  county  of 
Somerset,  and  elected  a  Knight  of  the  Garter.  The  Marquess  married, 
on  the  4th  of  April,  1794,  Isabella,  daughter  of  George  Byng,  fourth 
Viscount  Torrington,  and  by  that  lady,  who  died  on  the  1st  of  May, 
1830,  he  had  issue  eight  sons  and  three  daughters.  Thomas  Thynne, 
Viscount  Weymouth,  the  eldest  son,  was  born  on  the  9th  of  April, 
1796  ;  married  on  the  llth  of  May,  1820,  Harriet  Matilda,  daughter 


48  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  Thomas    Robins,  Esq. ;    and   died  without  issue  on  the  16th  of 
January,  1837.     The  Marquess's  second  son,  Lord  Henry  Frederick 
Thynne,  born  on  the  24th  of  May,  1797,  eventually  succeeded  to  his 
honours  and  estates.     His  third  son,  the  Honourable  and  Reverend 
Lord    John   Thynne,   D.D.,  Rector   of   Backwell,  in  the   county  of 
Somerset,  and  a  Canon  of  Westminster,  was  born  on  the  7th  of  No- 
vember, 1798,  and  married  on  the  2nd  of  March,   1824,  Anne  Con- 
stantia,  third  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Charles  Cobbe  Beresford,  cousin 
to  the  Marquess  of  Waterford.     His  issue  by  this  marriage  may  be 
thus  enumerated : — 

1.  George  Emilius,  born  6th  December,  1824,  died  August  9,  1838. 

2.  Frederick  Charles,  born  25th  April,  1826,  died  January  11, 1827. 

3.  Augustus  William,  born  April  llth,  1827,  died  January  23, 1833. 

4.  Harriet  Selina,  born  January  19th,  1829,  died  April  1,  1830. 

5.  Francis  John,  born  17th  June,  1830. 

6.  Arthur  Christopher,  born  9th  November,  1832,  in  holy  orders. 

7.  William  Frederick,  born  8th  August,  1834,  Captain,  Rifle  Bri- 

gade. 

8.  Alfred  Walter,  born  15th  June,  1836,  Lieutenant  and  Captain, 

Grenadier  Guards. 

9.  John  Charles,  born  14th  April,  1838. 

10.  Emily  Constantia,  born  4th  April,  1840. 

11.  Selina  Charlotte,  born  8th  January,  1842. 

12.  Reginald  Thomas,  born  23rd  December,  1843. 

The  Marquess's  fourth  son,  Lord  William  Thynne,  born  on  the  17th 
of  October,  1803,  was  a  Lieutenant-Colonel  in  the  Grenadier  Guards. 
The  fifth  son,  Lord  Francis  Thynne,  was  born  on  the  20th  of  January 
1805,  and  died  on  the  19th  of  June,  1821.  Lord  Edward  Thynne,  the 
sixth  son,  was  born  on  the  23rd  of  January,  1807,  educated  at  Oriel 
College,  Oxford,  and  has  been  twice  married  ;  first,  on  the  8th  of  July, 
1830,  to  Elizabeth,  eldest  daughter  and  co-heir  of  William  Mellish, 
Esq.  of  Woodford,  in  the  county  of  Essex,  who  died  on  the  6th  of 
March,  1849 ;  and,  secondly,  in  1853,  to  Cecilia  Anne  Mary,  the  only 
daughter  of  the  late  Charles  Arthur  Gore,  Esq.  The  seventh  son, 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  49 

Lord  George  Thynne,  was  born  on  the  25th  of  December,  1808,  and  died 
unmarried  June  19th,  1832.  The  eighth  son,  the  Reverend  Lord  Charles 
Thynne,  late  Rector  of  Longbridge  and  Kingston  Deverill,  and  Pre- 
bendary of  Canterbury,  was  born  on  the  9th  of  February,  1813,  and  on 
the  18th  of  July,  1837,  married  Harriet  Frances,  daughter  of  the 
Honourable  and  Right  Reverend  Richard  Bagot,  Bishop  of  Oxford, 
and  afterwards  Bishop  of  Bath  and  Wells,  by  whom  he  has  issue 
a  son,  Frederick  Charles  Thynne,  born  July  13th,  1838 ;  a  daughter, 
Gertrude  Harriet,  born  on  the  13th  of  June,  1840  ;  and  a  son,  Charles 
Ernest,  born  2Gth  February,  1849. 

Of  the  three  daughters  of  the  second  Marquess  of  Bath,  the  eldest, 
Lady  Elizabeth,  born  on  the  27th  of  February,  1795,  married  5th  Sep- 
tember, 1816,  John  Frederick  Campbell,  first  Earl  of  Cawdor,  by  whom 
she  has  issue  three  sons  and  four  daughters  ;  the  second  daughter,  Lady 
Louisa,  born  on  the  25th  of  March,  1801,  was  married  on  the  5th  of 
July,  1823,  to  Henry  Lascelles,  third  Earl  of  Harewood,  by  whom,  who 
died  February  22, 1857,  she  has  issue  seven  sons  and  six  daughters ; 
and  the  youngest  daughter,  Lady  Charlotte  Anne,  born  on  the  10th  of 
April,  1811,  was  married  on  the  13th  of  August,  1829,  to  "Walter 
Francis,  fifth  Duke  of  Buccleuch  and  seventh  Duke  of  Queensberry, 
K.G.  by  whom  her  Grace  has  had  issue  five  sons  and  three  daughters. 

Thomas,  the  second  Marquess  of  Bath,  died  on  the  27th  of  March, 
1837,  and  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  surviving  son  HENRY  FREDERICK, 
THIRD  MARQUESS,  born  on  the  24th  of  May,  1797.  He  married,  on  the 
19th  of  April,  1830,  Harriot,  second  daughter  of  Alexander  Baring,  first 
Lord  Ashburton,  by  the  eldest  daughter  of  William  Bingham,  Esq.  of 
Philadelphia.  By  this  lady,  who  was  born  in  1804,  he  had  issue 
two  sons  and  two  daughters  :  John  Alexander  Thynne,  his  heir,  born 
on  the  1st  of  March,  1831 ;  Lord  Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  born  on 
the  2nd  of  August,  1832 ;  Lady  Louisa  Isabella  Harriot,  born  June 
10,  1834 ;  and  the  Lady  Alice,  born  in  November  1836,  and  died  on 
the  16th  December,  1847.  Henry  Frederick,  third  Marquess  of  Bath, 
and  a  Captain  in  the  Royal  Navy,  died  on  the  24th  of  June,  1837,  and 
was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son,  JOHN  ALEXANDER  THYNNE,  the 
present  and  FOURTH  MARQUESS  OF  BATH. 

H 


50  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

The  old  house  of  Botevyle,  known  of  yore  as  the  Inn  at  Stretton, 
whence,  as  we  have  seen,  the  name  of  Thynne  was  derived,  appears  to 
have  been  deserted  by  that  family  upon  their  acquisition  of  the  more 
extensive  and  important  property  in  Somerset  and  Wiltshire.  Hence- 
forth successive  generations  have  delighted  to  adorn  their  chosen  seat. 

"  The  princely  Longleat  is  the  richest  example  known  of  the  Italian 
fashion  introduced  in  the  reign  of  Henry  VIII.,  of  which  the  chief 
characteristics  are,  numerous  and  large  square-headed  and  mullioned 
windows,  balustered  parapets  and  terraces,  and  a  general  prevalence  of 
horizontal  lines.  Woollaton  and  Audley  End  are  other  well-known 
instances  of  the  style.  The  architect  of  Longleat  is  traditionally  said 
to  have  been  John  of  Padua,  an  alias,  it  is  believed,  for  John  Thorp."* 

Sir  John  Thynne,  its  founder,  left  the  task  of  its  completion  to  his 
successors.  Sir  John,  his  son,  added  the  oak  screen  and  wainscot  to 
the  Hall.  Sir  James  Thynne  employed  Sir  Christopher  Wren  in  the 
erection  of  the  principal  staircase.  Thomas  Thynne  finished  the  new 
dining-room  and  laid  out  the  road  to  Frome  in  1680.  Prances  Countess 
of  Hertford,  in  her  amusing  correspondence  with  the  Countess  of  Pom- 
fret,  speaking  of  the  ancient  edifices  of  England,  says:  '  I  am  perhaps 
partial  to  them  from  having  passed  the  first  years  of  my  life  at  Long- 
leate,  which  I  believe  is  allowed  to  be  the  finest  shell  now  remaining  of 
the  houses  built  in  the  reign  of  Edward  the  Sixth.  Though  I  was  only 
nine  years  old  when  my  father  died,  I  still  remember  his  lamenting 
that  my  grandfather  had  taken  down  the  gothic  windows  on  the 
first  floor,  in  one  of  the  fronts,  and  put  up  sashes,  in  order  to  have  a 

*  Quarterly  Review,  article  "  Wiltshire,"  vol.  ciii.  No.  205,  p.  123.  An  account  of  the 
mansion  house  and  demesne  at  Longleat,  extracted  from  Sir  R.  C.  Hoare's  History  of  Modern 
Wiltshire,  London,  1824,  folio,  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  74,  p.  cxxxi-cxxxvi. 
The  descriptions  of  the  same  place  given  in  Neale's  Gentlemen's  Seats,  and  in  the  Gentle- 
man's Magazine  for  Nov.  1826,  will  also  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  117,  cccxcvi — 
cccxcix.  No.  119,  &c. ;  and  a  most  interesting  paper  upon  the  History  of  Longleat  by  the  Rev. 
J.  E.  Jackson,  Rector  of  Leigh  Delamere,  read  from  the  Garden  Terrace  at  Longleat  after 
the  entertainment  given  by  the  Marquess  of  Bath  to  the  members  of  the  Wiltshire  Archaeolo- 
gical Society,  on  Wednesday,  August  26th,  1856,  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  No.  115, 
ccclv.  et  seq.  reprinted  from  the  Wiltshire  Archaeological  and  Natural  History  Magazine, 
published  under  the  direction  of  the  Society  formed  in  that  county,  A.D.  1853,  vol.  iii.,  No. 
ix.,pp.  281-312,  February,  1857. 


THE  TILYNNE  FAMILY.  .',  1 

better  view  of  his  garden  from  a  gallery  that  occupied  almost  all  that 
side  of  the  house.  As  soon  as  the  present  Lord  Weymouth  married, 
and  came  to  live  here,  he  ordered  the  sashes  to  be  pulled  down  and  t lu- 
cid windows  to  be  restored.  I  nattered  myself  that  this  was  a  good 
omen  of  his  regard  to  a  seat  which  for  two  hundred  years  had  been  the 
delight  and  pride  of  his  ancestors."*  The  first  Lord  Weymouth  finished 
the  domestic  chapel  at  Longleat,  and  the  most  recent  improvements  in 
the  house  were  effected  by  the  second  Marquess  of  Bath,  from  the 
designs  of  Mr.  Wyatt,  afterwards  Sir  Jeffrey  Wyattville.  The  gardens 
at  Longleat  were  laid  out  by  the  first  Lord  Weymouth  in  the  Dutch 
style,  which  then  prevailed  ;  but  great  alterations  in  them,  as  well  as  in 
the  grounds,  were  made  by  Mr.  Brown,  under  the  direction  of  the 
first  Marquess  of  Bath,  and  both  were  subsequently  improved  by  the 
second  Marquess  of  Bath,  under  the  advice  of  Mr.  Humphrey  Repton. 
The  arms  of  Boteville  were,  Barry  of  ten,  or  and  sable.  In  the 
records  of  the  College  of  Arms  we  find  under  the  head  of  "  Funerals, 
1687,  Aug.  22,  8  escocheons  ordered  for  Botevile  of  Shropshire.  Single 
coat."  The  crest  of  this  family  was,  On  a  wreath  a  rein-deer  statant 
or.  Their  motto,  "  J'ay  bonne  cause."  It  may  be  remarked  that 
these  arms  have  been  borne  by  their  descendants  without  variation,  till 
the  first  Marquess  of  Bath  became  a  Knight  of  the  Garter,  when  his 
arms  appear  in  the  Heralds'  College  with  Barry  of  twelve,  or  and 
sable,  but  with  this  exception  the  Thynne  family  have  uniformly 
retained  their  ancient  armorial  bearings. 

The  eminent  sendees  of  Sir  John  Thynne  in  the  war  with  Scotland 
gained  for  him  the  addition  to  his  arms  of  a  shield  argent,  a  lion  ram- 
pant, tail  reared,  gules. 

.  The  following  genealogical  tables  have  been  derived  from  the  pedi- 
gree compiled  by  Francis  Thynne,  Lancaster  Herald,  preserved  in  the 
archives  of  the  College  of  Arms,  from  the  Manuscripts  at  Longleat  as 
given  by  Sir  R.  C.  Hoare  in  his  History  of  Modern  Wiltshire,  from  the 
Collections  of  Handle  Holme,  the  Harleian  MSS.  in  the  British  Mu- 
seum, the  Visitations  of  the  County  of  Salop,  and  other  authentic 
sources. 

*  Letter  dated  Richkinirs,  Aug.  12,  O.S.  1740,  in  the  Correspondence,  vol.  ii.  pp.  36,  37. 

H2 


52 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVILLE,  AFTERWARDS  THYNNE. 

[From  the  Miscellaneous  Pedigrees  in  the  College  of  Arms.] 


Geffroye  Botevill,  came  into  England  to  serve  in  the  warres  under  Kinge  John. 

William  Botevill,'  of  Botvill,  in  com.  Salop,  sonne  of  Geffroye,  dyed  about  the  fortyeth  yere  of  Kinge  Henry  the  Thirde. 

T 

Sir  John  Botevill,b  sonne  of  William,  lyved  in  ye  20  and  24  yeres  of  Kinge  Edward  the  first. 
r— ! . J 

Sir  Adam  Botevill1  or  Bodvill,  knight,  was  atteynted  of 
treason  in  the  fivetinth  yere  of  Edward  the  second. 


light,  was  atteynted  of          Walter  de  Boatvell,d  sonne  of  John,  lyved^Alice,  the  wife  of  Walter  Boatvill,  or  Boat- 
Edward  the  second.  23  Ed.  3,  seconde  sonne  to  John.  velde,  was  a  widdow  26  Ed.  3. 


John  Botfelde,  the  sonne  of  Walter  Botveld,  lyvinge  in  the  23  and  24  of  Ed.  3,  died  in  the  life  of  his  father. 

, . J 


Johnne  de  Botevelde,  brother  of  Walter,         Walter  Botefelde,'  sonne  of  John  Boteveld,  the  sonne  of  Walter, 
was  livinge  in  30  Ed.  3.  dyed  in  35  yere  of  Ed.  3. 


Walter,'  sonne  of  John  de  Thomas  Botefelde,  brother  of  Hughe,  dyed  in=f  Sibell.s  the  wife  of  Thomas  Hughe,h  eldest  son  of  Walter  Botefelde, 
Botevelde,  lyvinge  in  12  ye  Hfe  of  his  father  and  Hughe  his  elder  I  Botefelde,  was  lyvying  a  beinge  a  preist  and  chapleyne,  dyed 
and  19  R.  2.  brother,  and  lyved  in  30  Ed.  3.  widdow  in  34  Ed.  3.  wlhout  yssue. 

Richard  Botefelde,*  son  of  Thomas  and  nephewe  and  heire  of  Hughe,  was  lyvinge  17  R.  2,  and  7  H.  5. 


_J 


Thomas  Botefelde,J  sonne  of  Richarde,  lyvinge  in  4  H.  5,  and  18  of  H.  6. 


John  Botfelde,  sonne  of— Joane,  wife  of  Johnne  Botfelde,  lyved  w">  her         William  Botfelde,k  sonne  of  Thomas  Bot-^=Aliee,  wife  of  William  Bot- 


Thomas  Bottefelde,  lyv.     husband  in  the  eyghteenth  yere  of  Kinge  Henry         felde,  dyed  1  Ed.  4,  an0  D'ni  1460,  being 


inge  18  H.  6. 


the  sixte. 


about  the  age  of  80. 


felde,  lyvinge  wth  her  hus- 
band in  23  H.  6. 


Richard  Botefelde,1  of  Botefelde,  lyvinge  in  the  tyme  of  H.  6,  dyed^Katherine,  wife  of  Richard  Botfelde,  was  a  wyddowe  in  21  Ed.  4, 


the  one  and  twentyth  yere  of  Kinge  Ed.  4,  an"  D'ni  1481. 


and  the  3  H.  7. 


John  Botefelde,  of  Stratton,  sonne  of  Richard,  surnamed  John  de=f= daughter  of  Boudlers,  wife  to  John  de  Thynne. 

Thy'ne,  or  John  o'Thynne,  lyved  21  Ed.  4,  and  2  R.  3. 


Thomas  Le  Thynne,  of         William  Le  Thynne,m 

of  Stratton,  =pjoane,  daue 

liter  of  John  Higgons  ye         Roger  Le  Thynne,   son^1.  .  .  . 

daughter  of 

Botfelde,    3    sonne    of         in  com.  Salop,  gentleman,  dyed  in 

yonger,    of 

Stratton  ,    gent. 

and   of         of 

John   Botfelde.   sur- 

Bowiller,    wife  to 

John,    maried   Joane,          6  H.  8,  an0 
but  dyed  yssuelesse.             Stratton. 

Xp'i  1544 

,  buried  at 

Katherine  his  wife,  daughf 
Ployden  of  Ployden. 

of  John         named  John  Le  Thynne. 

Roger  Le  Thynne. 

William  Thynne,  of= 
Erythe,  in  the  county 

=Anne,  daughter 
and   coheire   of 

1  
Richard 
Thynne, 

Thomas  Thynne,"= 
of  Stratton,  gen- 

=  Margaret,  daugh- 
ter    of    Thomas 

1  
Elizabeth, 
daughter 

William  =j 
Thynne, 

^Margaret, 
daughter   of 

"1 
Margaret, 
daughter   of 

of  Kent,  esquier,  Mr 

WilPm    Bonde, 

dyed    un-     tleman,  sonne   of 

Eynes,     esquier, 

of  Roger 

of  Stret- 

John 

Roger  le 

of  the  Householde  to 
Kinge   H.    »,   dyed 

csquier,  wife  to 
WilPm  Thynne, 

married 
without 

Will'm    Thynne, 
of  Stratton,  hus- 

wife   of    Thomas 
Thynne,      whose 

le  Thynne, 
married  to 

ton, 
sonne  of 

Skerry, 
Sypton, 

of 
in 

Thynne, 
married  to 

1546,  and  buried   in 

dyed  the  26   of 

yssue. 

bande    to     Mar- 

yssue      in      fyne 

Richard 

Roger  le 

com.    Salop, 

Modlecott, 

B:irkinge      Church, 

August,  1569. 

garett.  buried  at 

became  heires  of 

Eynes,  of 

Thynne. 

gentleman. 

of  Shrop- 

in London. 

Stretton. 

that  famely. 

Stretton, 

shire. 

esquier. 

THE  TIIYNNE  FAMILY. 


1  — 
Elizabeth,   eldest 

Isabel!,  second 

Francis       =Elirabeth,     daugh- 

Anne,   tbirde    daughter 

daughter           of 

daughter  to  Will'm 

Tbynne, 

ter  and   coheire  of 

to  Wjll'm  Thynne,   and 

Will'm    Thynne, 

Thxiine,  one  of  the 

of  Krithe, 

Thomas  Delarivors, 

one  of  the  tweenes  with 

maried   to    Tho- 

tweenes    wth      her 

in        the 

of        Bransby,      in 

her    sister   (sabell,   ma- 

mas      Pigot,     of 

sister  Anno,  maried 

county  of 

com.    Yorke, 

riiil  to  Richard 

Stratton.            in 

to  George  Page,   in 

Kent,  esq. 

esquier,  dyed  with- 

Maudley,   of     Nunney, 

com.       Bedford, 

the  county  of  Kent, 

out        yssue      an0. 

in  Som'setshire, 

esquicr. 

esquier. 

1596. 

esquier. 

Thomas  Thynn»,=  Eliiabstfa,  dmugh- 
of  Deverill,  in  ter  of  DOM  and  of 
com.  WiUhire,  hu  wife 

-..line     of    of      liresham, 
Will'm.  being      of       gnat 

age,     now     lying, 
IM6. 


William  Thynne,  of  Lon- 
don, esquier,  seconde 
tonne  of  Thomas,  dyed 
without  yssno  an.  d'ni. 
1584. 


Christian,    daughter   of    Sir=pSr    John     Thynne,    of=Dorothy,     da'ghter     to     8ir=Sr    Came    Ralegfae,    knighlc, 

' 


Richard,  and  lister  and 
heiru  in  bloode  to  Sr  Thomas 
Gresham,  knight,  first  wife  to 
Sr  John. 


Longleate,  in  the  county 
of  Wilshire,  knight, 
dyed  the  21  of  May, 
1580,  was  twice  maried. 


Will'm  Wrougbton.  and  sis- 
ter  to  S'  Thomas  Wrougbton, 
knighU,  2  wife  to  Sir  John 
Thynne. 


second  hutband  to  Dorothy 
Wroughton  Lady  Tbynne, 
by  whom  he  had  much  yssue. 


Francis  Hen-     Elizabeth,    third     Mary  and  one     Dorothy,      se-     Anne,   eldest     Thomas  Thynne,     Francis                 S'Johnne= 
rye   and    Eli-     daughter    of    Sr     other      Henry     conde    daugh-     daughter  to  S'     of  Bytson,  in  the     Thynne,         of    Thynne,0 
zuhelh,  child-     John  Thynne   by     and  Christian,     ter  to  S1  John     John  Tbynne     county    of    Wil-     Kempsforde,  in     of    Long- 
renof  Sr  John     his      first     wife,     children  of  Sr     Thynne  by  his     by    his     first     shire,        esquier,     com.    Ulocest.     leate, 
Thine  by  his     maried  to  Sr  John     John     Thynne     first  wife,   ma-     wife,    maried     third  fonne  to  Sr     esquier,      now     knight, 
first          wife,     Chamb'lyne,     of    byhisfirstwife,     ried    to    John     to        Johnne     John  Thynne  by     lyving,  2  sonne     sonneand 
dyed      yong,     Presbury,  in  the     dyed      yonge,     Strangwayes,        Coles,  of  De-     his     first      wife,     to     8'     John     heire  of 
buried         at     county  of  Gloces-     and  buried  at     in    com.   Dor-     vonshire,            now  lyvinge.            Thynne  by  his     Sr  John 
Dev'ell.              ter,  knight.              Dererill.              sett,  esquier.        esquier.                                              first  wife,  -r-        Thynne. 

-Joane,    daugh- 
t.-r  »f  Sir  Row- 
land   I  Ivy  ward, 
knight,         and 
coheire    of  her 
mother, 
daughter      and 
heire   of   Tyls- 
worth. 

I,        second 
of       & 
ynne,  nowe 

r  —  '  —  '                 ""  —  '  —  '  "  —  *  

Francis       Thynne,         8r    Thomas     Thynne,     of^Mary,  daughter  to     John     Thynne,     2     Dorothy,          eldest     Christiai 

Francis  Thynne,  of        of  Wilshire,   knighte,  now     Lord  Audley,    now    Thynne.now  lyving,     John  Thynne,  nowe    John  Tl 
Kempsforde.                    lyvinge,  an".  1605.                |  lyving,  1605.               1606.                           lyvinge.                        lyvinge. 

John  Thynne. 


ADDITIONAL  NOTES  TO  THE  PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVILL. 


•  A  suyto  in  the  Lordes  Courte  of  Stratton  in  Shropshire,  betweene 
Jnhn  Botevill,  the  sonne  of  Will'm  Botvill,  and  Walter,  the  sonne  of 
Sibell,  in  the  twentith  yere  of  Kinge  Edward  the  First. 

11  This  Sir  John  Botevill,  otherwise  called  John  Boatvell,  was  in  20 
l.il.  I.  oncly  intytulcd  by  the  bare  name  of  John  Boatvell,  but  was 
aftfr  a  knight,  and  w1'1  his  armes  was  sett  downe  as  one  of  the  kuights 
of  Shropshire,  \\tlH' were  with  King  Edward  the  First  at  the  siege  of 
<  '.irl.i  verocke,  as  appeereth  by  a  booke  of  the  armes  and  names  of  those 
knights  remeyninge  in  the  custody  of  Richard  Scarlett,  now  lyvinge. 

'  This  Sir  Adam  Botevill,  in  whome  the  primogeniture  tooke  ende, 
taking  p'te  «"'  Thomas  Earle  of  Lancaster  agaynst  Kinge  Edward  the 
ile,  was  at  the  batteyle  of  Burrowbrigge  in  the  15  ycre  of  that 
kin^e  taken  prisoner  amongst  others,  and  after  executed,  as  appeereth 
in  one  olde  French  Annonimal  Cronicle,  written  in  the  time  of  Ed.  3, 
reineyninge  in  the  custodye  of  the  cronicler  John  Stowe;  by  the  act  of 
w1'  Sr  Adam  the  bowse  of  Botevill  was  first  overthrowen  j  but  after  in 
some  p'te  agayne  revived  by  his  nephewe  John  Botefelde,  or  Botvelde, 
who  after  obteyned  certeync  landes  in  Stratton  and  in  Botefelde,  whilst 
his  father  lyved. 

d  This  Walter  de  liotevelde  did  surrender  into  the  hands  of  the  Lorde 
of  Stratton  certeyne  landes  upon  the  heathe  next  to  the  highe  way 
to\\anles  Montgomery,  to  the  use  of  John  his  sonne,  in  2S  Ed.  3. 

«  This  Walter  Botefelde,  sonne  of  John,  dyingo  in  35  Ed.  3,  yelded 
his  best  ox  for  a  hariate  to  the  Lorde  of  Stratton,  of  whome  he  held  his 
landes  in  Stratton  ;  which  W  alter,  not  longe  before  his  deathe,  in  the 
name  of  John  Botvelde,  his  brother,  did  surrender  into  the  handes  of 
the  Lorde  of  Stratton  the  moyty  of  a  messuage,  w"1  the  appurteynances, 
wctif  Were  the  sayed  John  his  brother's  in  Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use 
of  Hughe  de  Botovill,  ehapleync,  w'1  saved  Hughe,  by  Thomas  his 
brother,  had  livery  and  season  of  the  saved  moyetye,  shortly  after  wchc 
the  said  Thomas  dyed,  havingo  in  the  SO  Ed.  ,'!  lyvery  and  season  of 
landes  upon  Malkynhull,  wch  he  purchased  of  Thomas  Pickerel). 


'  This  Walter  did  compleyneof  Ralphe,  abbott  of  Haymon,  in  Shrop- 
shire, in  an  action  of  trespasse.  The  abbot  was  sum'oned  to  appeen 
agaynst  the  next  courte,  wherupon  the  sayed  Walter  did  in  bis  place 
make  John  Blike  his  attorney  agaynst  the  sayed  abbott  in  the  sayed 
actione  in  19  K.  2. 

f  This  Sibill  had  possession  in  34  Ed.  3  of  the  bowses,  messuage*, 
and  all  the  landes  w  '•  the  sayed  Thomas  held. 

11  This  Hughe  had  all  his  father's  landes  in  Stratton,  and  payed  a 
releif  therefor  in  35  Ed.  3. 

1  This  Richard,  taking  parte  w"1  the  enemyes  of  Richard  Erie  of 
Arundell,  of  whome  he  helde  his  landes  in  Stratton,  forfeyted  all  his 
landes  to  the  said  earle,  who  in  the  17  yere  of  R.  2  gave  most  of  the 
same  landes  to  Layghton  of  Stratton,  and  so  the  howse  ....  secondly 
overthrowen,  as  appeerethe  in  the  evidence  Mongenge  to  the  manner 
of  Stratton  in  Shropshire,  and  kepte  in  the  churche  there;  but  after  this 
Richarde,  fynding  favour  with  the  sayed  lord,  he  obteyned  some  p'te 
of  his  landes  called  Botefeldes  Ley,  w'k  came  to  his  sonne  Thomas. 

I  This  Thomas  somewhat  restored  the  famely Botefrhh-, 

for,  coming!-  into  the  courte  of  the  Lorde  of  Stratton,  he  demanded  and 
had  possession  of  one  messuage  and  certeyne  lande  wthr  the  appurtey- 
nances  in  Botefeldes  Ley,  in  Churche  Stratton,  wherof  his  father  dyed 
seased,  for  WC|M  the  sayed  Thorns*  payed  rcleif,  and  did  his  fealty  in 
4  H.  5  ;  and  in  18  H.  6,  the  sayed  Thomas,  by  John  James,  sen  in  hi* 
place  to  gayne  or  loose,  did  surrender  into  the  ban  I. «  of  the  lorde  all 
his  landes  and  tenem"  in  Churche  Stratton,  and  w'hin  Iho  lordshi|ip  t-f 
Stratton,  w"1  the  appurteynances,  to  the  use  of  John  Boiefelde  hi* 
sonne,  and  Joane  his  wife,  and  to  the  heires  of  their  two  body*» 
begotten;  and  if  it  happen  that  the  tayed  John  and  Joane  his  ....  do 
dye  without  heires  of  their  bodyes,  w*«  God  forbidd,  then  Uw  sajwd 
landes  and  tenem"  to  remayne  to  the  right  heires  of  the  sayed  Tboma*. 

k  This  William  Botfelde  purchased  lande  of  Richard  Bloeke.  who,  in 
a  court  of  Stratton,  hoMeii   in   5   II.   ti,  .lid,   by  Will'm  Tonk.  h» 


54 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


attorney,  set  in  his  place,  surrender  into  the  handes  of  the  lorde  two 
messuages,  wth  the  appurteynanees,  in  Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use  of 
Will"1  Botfelde  and  Alice  his  wife,  and  of  their  hciros  and  assignes, 
whereupon  the  sayed  Will'm  and  Alice  his  wife  had  lyv'ye  and  season 
of  these  landes;  the  deathe  of  WC|H:  Will'm  was  p'sented  in  a  court  of 
Stratton  holden  in  the  6  day  of  May,  1  Ed.  4. 

1  At  a  courte  holden  the  sixte  day  of  May,  in  1  Ed.  4,  Richard 
Saltoke,  in  the  name  of  Will'm  Bayley  of  Birton,  and  Richard  More  of 
Larden,  into  whose  handes  Will'm  Botvelde  had  surrendred  all  his 
landes  and  tenem19,  wthe  the  appurteynanees,  wtllin  the  dominion  of 
Stratton,  and  ther  gave  up  the  sayed  landes  and  tenemts  to  the  .... 
of  Richard  Botefelde  and  Katherine  his  wife,  to  hold  to  the  sayed  Ric. 
and  Katheryne,  and  to  the  heires  .  .  .  their  two  bodyes  begotten,  wthe 
the  remayndur  to  the  heires  of  the  body  of  the  sayed  Richard,  and  for 
default  whereof  wlh  the  remaynder  to  Elizabeth,  wife  to  John  Baldwyne, 
and  to  the  heires  of  her  body,  w"1  further  remaynder  to  the  churche  of 
Seynte  Laurence,  to  susteyne  a  preiste ;  at  wcl1  court  also  Will'm 


Tonghe,  in  the  name  of  Will'm  Hockes,  into  whose  handes  the  sayed 
Will'm  had  surrendred  all  his  lands,  withe  the  appurteynanees,  in 
Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use  of  Richarde  Botfelde  and  Katherine  his 
wife,  and  the  heires  of  their  two  bodyes  begotten,  and  for  default 
thereof  to  the  heires  of  the  hodye  of  the  said  Katherine  begotten,  and 
for  default  thereof  to  the  right  heires  of  the  sayed  Will'm  Hockes. 

m  This  William,  by  his  will,  after  many  leases  bequeaved,  willed  his 
body  to  be  buried  in  Stretton,  with  the  solempnity  on  morners,  wlfl  a 
certeyne  nomher  of  lighted  torches  to  be  carried  about  him,  as  the 
manner  of  that  age  required. 

u  To  this  Thomas  Thynne  did  Kinge  H.  8  grante  the  yerely  pention 
of  x"  a  yere  for  his  good  service,  as  appeereth  in  the  Patente  Roles  of 
the  Chancery  of  17  &  18  H.  8. 

0  This  Sr  John  Thynne  was  knighted  at  the  Charter  House  neere 
London,  in  Aprill,  an".  D'ni  1603,  et  1  Jaeobi.  He  dyed  the  21  of 
November,  1604,  et  2°  Jaeobi,  being  sompturously  buried  at  Deverill, 
in  Wilshire. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTTEVILLE,  AFTERWARDS  THINNE. 

[From  Shropshire  MS.  formerly  in  the  Collection  of  Mr.  Benthall.] 


Radulphus  Botteville,  de  Stretton,  in  co.  Salop.^Anna,  fil.  Joh'is  Higgons,  de  Stretton. 


Agnes,  ux.  Job's  L.          Thomas  at  ye  Inne  de  Stretton=pMarg111,  fil.  Thorn.  Eynes          Eliza,  ux.  Rich.  Heynes  de          Agnes,  ux.  Will'i  Boudler  de 

als.  Thinne.  de  Stretton.  Stretton.  Worcester. 


on=^JN 


=pjoh'es  Thinne,  mil.^Christiana,  fil.  char.  Ric'i  Gresham,  mil.  ux.  1.       Will'us  Thinne.      Joh'a,ux.  Joh'is  Chelmick,  de  Ragdon,  in  co.  Salop. 

H 1 —  ' t —  1 —  — T — 1 

Edw'us=pTheodosia,        Egremontus^Barbara,  fil.  Henrici     Carolus       Henricus  Thinne,     Gresham.       Will'us  =pAlicia,  fil Katherine. 


hinne.     fil.     Rog'i 
Manners. 

Edwardus  Thinne. 

Thinne,    fil. 
natu  minor. 

Calthorp,  fil.  Antonii     Thinne. 
f'ris     Martini     Cal- 
thorp, milit.  majoris 
Lond. 

de  Kingswood,  in 
co.  Wilts,  mil. 

Thinne. 
Will 

Talbott. 
us  Thinne. 

Chris-        Anna,ux.      Dorothea,  ux.  Joh'is     Fran-      Joh'es  Thinne,=^:Jana,  fil.  Rolandi     Henri-      Henricus — fil.     Chid-     Tho-      Elizabetha. 

tiana.        Joh'is  Strangwaies.  eisc'.      de  com.  Wilts,  I  Hey  ward  de  Lon-       cus.         Thinne.      leigh, relict  Joh'is     mas.      Maria. 

Coles,  ar.  mil.  don,  milit.  Gilbert,  mil.  Francisca. 


don,  milit. 


Katerina,  fil.^Thomas    Thinne,    de^Maria, fil.  Geor.       Dorothea,ux Christiana,  ux.  Fran-     Joh'es  Thinne,  de  Church^pSusanna,   fil.   Rob'ti 


Caroli  How- 
ard, ux.  2». 

I. 

M 

onglete,  in  co.  Wilts, 
il.  fil.  et  \\ssr.  1623. 

=Maria,fil.  Thomse  D' 

Coventry,  magn.Ang 
sig.  custod. 

D'ni     Audley 
ux.  1*. 

ii     Johannes, 
1.     Jacobus. 
Thomas. 

,      Roscarock      de 
Cornubia. 

eisc 
ton, 

Leigh 
in  co. 

,  de  Ading-     Stretton,  in   co.  Salop,  2 
Surrey.          fil.  sup'stes  a"  1623. 

Rawson,  de  Shrews- 
bury, in  com.  Salop. 

I 
Predricus  d'nus= 
Henricus,     esq. 
Aur.  C.  Bar. 

i 

'Walterus, 
2,  ob.  s.p. 

i 
*Thomas,  3,  marr  
da.  of  Goodfellow, 
of  London  in  

i 

Joh'es  Thinne,= 
fil.  ethaer.setat. 
15ann.  1623. 

1 

=*Eliz*,  da.  of  Sir     *Dorothea,  wife  of 
Hen1  Manwaring,     Anthony  Hawkes, 
kl,  of  Ightfield,  in     of  Stretton,  in  co. 
co.  Salop.                    Salop. 

n 

i. 

r 

1        1                                                   I        1                                 11 

Mnry,  1  fil.       Gather',  2.     Thom'Thinne,     Jacob.  2.     Henric'  Fredri-         *John,sonne,     *Thomas,  2.     *  James,  4.       *Ann,  2.  'Arra'bella, 

ar.  fil.  et  hser.  cus,  3  fil.  heirapparent.     *Edward,  3.     *Robert,  5.     *Arrabella,  3.        ob.  virgo. 


N.B.   Ye  parts  mark'd  with  a  *  have  been  added  by  ye  same  persons  as  yc  additions,  page  47  b. 


THE  THYXNE  FAMll.V. 


PEDIGREE  OF  THINNE,  ALIAS  BOTEVILLE. 

[Extracted  from  a  Manuscript  in  the  Library  of  the  Ashmolean  Museum,  Oxford,  being  No.  8469  (Press  Mark  P.  7)  of 
the  Manuscript  Collections  of  A.  a  Wood,  entitled  "  Collections  of  Genealogies  made  by  Anthony  &  Wood  of  Oxon;"  with 
additions  from  the  Visitations  of  Shropshire,  1584'  and  1623,  in  Harl.  MSS.  No.  1396,  fo.  389,  and  No  1157,  fo.  15,  and 
No.  1983,  fo.  98.] 


Radulphus  Boteville,  de  Stretton,  in  com.  Salop.=pAnna,  61.  Job.  Higgons  de  Stratum. 


Anna,  ux.         Thomas  at  the  Inne,  al's-pMurgareta,  61.  Tho.  Eynes         Elizab.  uxor  Ric'i  Ueynes         Agnes,  uxor  Will'!  Dowdier 


Joh'is  L. 


Thynne  de  Stretton. 


de  Stretton. 


de  Stretton. 


de  WoroMte. 


Dorothea,  61.  W.  Wrough-=f=Joh.  Thynne,»=f  X'tiana,  61.  et  hseres  Rio.         Johanna,  ux.  Job.  Chelmick,  de  Raydon,       Will'us  Thynn*."' 

O  :i__  i  rf~i i M  ;_    -       _     o_i 


ton, 

ux.  2. 

miles.         |             Gresham,  mil. 

in  com. 

Salop. 

Henr.  Thynne  de 
wood,    in    com. 
mil. 
Carolus. 

Kings-     Katherin.     Gresham.     Edwardus  Thynne,  dux.  in  ux. 
Wilts,                                            Theodosiam,  nliam  Rog.  Manners. 

T 
Edwardus. 

Will.  Thynne,  duxit 
Alicumfll.—  Talbot. 

wiu-u*. 

Egremontus=Barbara,  61ia  Henrici 
Thynne,            Calthorp,  61ii  Antlm- 
61ius  natu        nii,  fratris  Martini  Cal- 
iiiiiuir.             thorp,  militu,  majoris 
London. 

Franciscus     Christiana.     Johan.  Thynne,= 
Thynne.                             de  Longlete,  in 
V                                 com.  Wilts,  mil. 

4- 

-Anna,  tilia  Rolandi  Hay- 
ward,  de  Lond.  mil.  [he 
was  Id.  mayor  of  Lond. 
1690.] 

Anna,  uxor    Job.     Thomas.    Francis) 
Coles,  ar.                                 Maria. 
Dorothea,  ux.  Job. 
Strangways. 

•a.     Hen-    Elizab.     Henricus  Thynne, 

Chudleigh,    relict 
Joh'u  Gilb't,  mil. 

Maria,  61ia  Geo.^Thom.  Thynne,  de  Longlete^Catherine 


D'ni   Audley, 
ux.  1. 


in  com.  Wilts,   61.  et  lueres, 
sup'stes  1623. 


T 


Dorothea,  ux.  — 
Roscarroch,  de  Cor- 
nubia. 


Christiana,  ux.  Francisci 
Leigh,  Vie  Adington,  in 
com.  Surrey. 


Job.  Thynne,  de=i=Susanna,    filia 


Church  Stretton, 
in  com.  Salop. 


Rob.  Rawton,  de 
Shrewsbury. 


Johannes, 

8.  p. 


Jacobus=Isabella,' 
Thynn,  61iaHen. 
mil.  Comit* 

8.  p.  Holland. 


Thomas,  3  61.  miles,  de  Kiwe, 
in  com.  Surrey,  duxit  in  ux.  fll. 

Ballanquhal,    mr    of  the 

Savoy.=f= 


Henricus  Fre-=pMaria,  61.  Tho'a? 


dericus  Thynn, 
de  Kempsford, 
miles. 


J 


D.  Coventry, 
Cust.  Magni   Si- 
gilli  Anglise. 


Johan  Thynne, — ... 
61.  et  beer,  et 
15  an.  1623. 


.~l —  — i 

Thomas,  Doro- 

2  61.  the*. 
Walterua, 

861. 


Thorn.  Thynne,  de  Franc.  Fynch,  61ia  Henr.  com.— rhom.  Thynne,d  arm.  de  Drayton  Basset,— Katharine,  ux.  D.  Joh.  Lowther, 

Longleat,  ar.  de  Winchilsey.  in  com.  StaiVi.nl.  de  com.  Ebor. 


•  Sr  John  Thynn  was  secretary  to  Edw.  Duke  of  Som'set,  temp. 
Ed.  6,  and  by  him  raited. 

It  is  said  y'  y '  said  Duke,  being  seised  of  Longleat,  built  y*  fair  and 
stately  house  there. 

b  Rex  com.  6  Maij  Will'o  Thynne,  offic.  general,  receptorum  duo- 
rum  Comitat  Harchiie  voc.  ye  Earl  of  Marches  lands,  38  H.  8,  ut  in 
omc.  Rot. 

One  Will.  Thynn,  esq.  brother  to  Sr  John  Thynn,  died  14  March, 
1584,  and  was  buried  at  Westm'.  See  Camd.  Mon.  of  Westm.  at  y* 
latter  end.  Armes,  on  his  tombe,  are  the  Thynns'  impaling  V.  on  a  fess 
g.  3  bezants,  in  elicit'  a  greyhound  curr.  sab.  Soe  Keep's  Mon.  of 
Westm.  p.  196. 

c  This  Isabel!,  wife  of  Sr  James  Thynne,  being  beyond  f  sea  w"  y« 
K.  was  in  exile,  had  a  child  begotten  by  James  Marquess  (now  Duke) 


of  Ormond,  a  son  y1  now  is  a  lawyer,  and  goes  by  y*  name  of  Butler 
(Sr  Jam.  Butler). 

Anthony  a  Wood  writes  thus :  MS.  in  Ashmolean  Library  at  Oxford. 

*  Note  y1  Thorn.  Thynne  obtained  y'  mannour  of  Drayton  Bawei 
thus  :  W°  his  wife's  grandmother,  y*  Duchess  of  Somerset,  lay  on  her 
death  bed  (being  then  very  old)  he  often  retired  to  her,  at  length  with 
y6  advice  of  some  lawyer  making  a  codicill  to  be  put  to  her  will, 
wherby  he  conveyed  y"  said  mannour  to  him  and  y*  issue  of  his  wifc, 
did  by  smooth  words  or6atteriesget  her  to  subscribe  it  before  witneaje*. 
Shee  could  not  then  see  it  but  felt  it,  and  said,  0  Lord  !  this  i*  bigger 
than  my  will. 

Ann  Stanhope,  the  Protector  Somerset's  widow,  died  in  1587,  at  the 
age  of  90. 


56 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  THYNNE,  OF  LONGLEAT,  COUNTY  WILTS. 

[Printed  in  the  History  of  South  Wiltshire,  by  Sir  R.  C.  Hoare,  from  a  Manuscript  at  Longleat.] 

Arms  :   Barry  of  ten,  or  and  sable — Thynne.     Addition  made  to  Thynne  after  the  battle  of  Musselburgh,  a  lion  rampant,  tail  nowed,  or. 

Crest :  on  a  wreath,  a  reindeer  tripping.     Motto :  J'ay  bonne  cause. 


John  Botevile,  surnamed  Thynne.=pJoan,  dau.  of  William  Dowdier,  Esq. 


2.  Roger  Thynne—. 


3.  Thomas  Thynne.     1.   Ralph  Boteville,  alias  Thynne=FAnne,  dau.  of  John  Higgons, 

of  Stretton,  co.  Salop. 


i    i    I                                 —  I                                   i  —  r                       ~r 
1.  William  Thynne,  father     2.  Elizabeth,  wife  of         3.  Richard  Thynne.     William  Thynne^ 
of   Thomas   Thynne,    of         Richard  Haynes,         Agnes,  wife  of  W.         alias  Boteville, 
Deverill.                                  of  Stretton.                      Bowdler.                      ob.  1546. 
3.  Margaret. 

-Anne,   dau.   and     1.  Thomas 
co-heir  of  Henry        Thynne, 
Bawde.                      eldest  son. 

-pMargaret,  dau.    and 
co-heir  of  Thomas 
Heynesof  Stretton. 

1.  Francis  Thynne,  Lan.     1.    Elizabeth,   wife    of    Thomas       1.    Christian,  = 
casterHerald,ob.l611,         Pigott.                                                  dau.  and  heir 
mar  dau.  of  .  .  .     2.  Anne,  wife  of  RiehardMaudley.         of  Sir    Rich. 
Rivers.                             3.  Isabel,  wi.  of  Geo.  Pagett.               Gresham. 

pi.  Sir  John  Thynne,= 
knt.     &c.       built 
Longleat,         obiit 
1580. 

i 

=2.  Dorothy,    dau.    of 
Sir  Wm.  Wroughton  , 
knt. 

2.    William    Thynne, 
obiit  1584. 
3.  Joan,  wife  of  
Chelmick. 

1.    SirJohnn 
Thynne, 
seated    at 
Longleat, 
obiit!604. 

=Joan,   dau.    of       1.  Christiana.                             2.  Francis  Thynne,  mar.         1 
Sir  Rowland       2.  Maria.                                         first,  Alice,  daughter 
Hayward,  of       3.  Frances.                                      of  Arthur  Knocker,  of 
London.             4.  Anne,    wife    of    John           co.  Stafford,  esq.  ;  and        2 
[A.]                         Cole.                                             secondly,  Eleanor,dau. 
5.  Dorothy,    wife    of     J.           of  Richard  Rogers,  by         3 
Strangways.                                 whom  he  had  an  only 
6.  Elizabeth,   wife  of  Sir          daughter,       Eleanor,         4 
John  Chamberlain.                     living  1620. 
7.  Catherine,   wife  of  Sir       3.  Thomas    of    Bilston, 
Walter  Long,  of  Wraxall.           co.  Staff. 

Sir  Egremont  Thynne,       4.  Ed 
married  Barbara,  dau.            Thy 
of  Henry  Calthorp.                 mar 
Henry     Thynne,     of           The 
Kingswood.                              dauj 
Charles    Thynne,    of           of  R 
Chedder.                                  Man 
Catherine    Gresham,                = 
Maid    of    Honour    to 
Queen  Elizabeth. 

ward          5.   V 
nne,                Tr 
ried                mi 
jdosia,            A] 
*hter             da 
oger               of 
ners.             Ta 
:                      = 

7illiam 
ynne, 
irried 
ice, 
ughter 

bot. 

- 

1.  Mary,      -r-1-  Sir  Thomas-r2.  Katherine, 
daughter  Thynne,     of         daughter 

of  George         Longleat,  of  Charles 

Lord  anno  1623.  Howard. 

Audley.  -f 

See  Pedigree,  No.  II. 


1.  Dorothy,    wife    of 
....  Roscarrock. 

2.  Christian,    wife  of 
Francis  Leigh. 


2.  John  Thynne,  seated 
at    Church    Stratton, 
married      Susanna, 
daughter    of     Robert 
Rawson,  esq. 


Edward 
Thynne. 


r-i — 

William,  married 
Mary  Weoly. 

Dorothy,    wife 
of  ...  Wright- 


T 


1.  John  Thynne,  obiit  sine  prole. 

2.  Sir  James  Thynne,  obiit  1670, 
sine   prole  ;  married   Isabella, 
dau.  of  Henry  Rich,  Earl  of 
Holland. 


3.    Sir     Thomas=pStuart,  daughter 


Thynne,  seated 
at  Richmond. 


and  co-heir  of 
Doctor  Balan- 
quil,  Dean  of 
Durham. 


1.  John  Thynne, =pElizabeth,  daughter 
seated  at  Eg-  |  and  co-heir  of 
ham  1627.  Sir  Henry  Main- 

waring,  knt. 


2.  Walter. 
4.  Dorothy. 

3.  Thomas,  married 
Mary,  daughter  of 
....  Goodfellow. 


Thomas  Thynne, 
murdered  1682. 


Stuarf,  wife  of  Sir  E.  Baynton, 

ofBromham. 
Elizabeth,  wife  of  John  Hall,  of 

Bradford. 


1.  John    -r-Judith,  daughter 


Thynne 


and  co-heir  of 
John  Balston. 


2.  Thomas. 

3.  Edward. 

4.  James. 

5.  Robert. 


6.  Anne,     wife    of 
Dean  Harrison. 

7.  Arabella. 


Mary,'  wife   of 
....  Urrey. 

1.  Thomas. 

2.  James. 


1.  John  Thynne. 


2.  Thomas  Thynne. 


3.  Judith. 


4.  Elizabeth. 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 

PEDIGREE   II. 
ISSUE  OF  THOMAS  THYNNE,  OF  LONGLEAT,  AND  KATHERINE  IIO\\  AIM). 


Thomas  Thynne,  of  Longleat,  anno  1623.=pKatherine,  daughter  of  Charles  Howard,  ob.  1650. 

I ; r —  ' 1 1 

1.  William  Thynne.         2.  Sir  Frederick  Thynne,  bart.  of  Kemp»-=pMary,  daughter  of  Thomas         3.  Theophilus  Thynne.  Elizabeth,  wife  . 
ford,  b.  1615,  ob.  1680.  [B.]                         Lord  Coventry.  Thomas  Null. 


i —  — n —  — i —  — n 

1.  Sir  Thomas  Thynne,=pFrances,  daughter  of     2.   James  Thynne,     3.    Henry  Fre-=y=Dorothy,    daughter     1.  Mary,  wife  of  Sir  Kirh.How.ofWUhford. 

and  coheir  of  Fran-     2.  Catherine,  wife  of  Sir  John  Lowtber, 


created  Viscount  Wey- 

muuth,  ob.  1711. 

. 

HeneageFinch,  Lord 
Wim.hcl8ca.ob.1712. 

ob.coslebs  1708-9. 
4.  John  Thynne. 

derick  Thynne, 
obiit  17U5. 

i 

cis  1'liilips,  Ksq. 


Viscount  Lonsdale. 


Henry  Thynne,=pGrace,  dau.  and  heir  of 


b.  v.  p.  1708. 


Sir  George  Strode,  knt. 
co.  Dorset,  obiit  1725. 


William,  ob.  inf. 

Frances,  wife  of  Sir  Robert  Worsley, 
of  the  Isle  of  Wight,  ob.  1750. 


Thomas  Thynne,  seated^ Mary,  daughter  of  Edward 


at  Old   Windsor,  obiit 
1710. 


Villiers,  Earl  of  Jersey,  ob. 

1734. 


Frances,  wife  of  Algernon 
Seymour,  Duke  of  Somerset, 
obiit  1754. 


Mary,  wife  of  William 
Grevile,  Baron  Brooke, 
obiit  1720. 


1.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Lionol=Thoma»  Thynne,  2n<l=p2.  Louisa,  daughter  of 


Sackville,  Duke  of  Dorset,     Visct.  Weymouth,  ob. 
ob.  s.  p.  1729.  1781. 


John    Karl  Granville, 
obiit  1736. 


1.  Thomas  Thynne,  3rd  Visct.  Weymouth=pElizabetb  Cavendish,  eldest  dau. 
and  1st  Marquess  of  Bath,  obiit  1796.  of  William  Duke  of  Portland. 


2.  Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  born 
1735,  created  Lord  Carteret. 


S.  James  Thynne,  born 
1736,  ob.  1741. 


1.  Louisa,  wife  of  Earl         4.  Sophia,  wifeof  Lord 
of  Aylesford.                        St.  Asaph. 
2.  Charlotte,  d.  young.         5.  Maria,  died  1768. 
3.  Henrietta,  wife  of  P.         6.  Isabella,  born  1768. 
Earl  of  Chesterfield. 

7.  Frances,  died  1782,  young.         l.Thomas= 
8.  Elizabeth,  d.  1785,  young.         Marquess 
'.'.  Mary.wifeofOsborneMark-       of    Bath, 
ham,  Esq.  mar.  1806.                     living 
10.  Caroline,  born  1781.                   1823. 

^Isabella, 
3rd  dau. 
of  Lord 
Vis.Tor- 
rington. 

•-'.  George,  living  1823,  mar.  lUr- 
rift,  sister  of  Visrt.  Courtenay. 
3.  John,  living  1823,  mar.  Mary 
Anne  Master. 

1.  Thomas  Lord  Visct.  Weymouth. 
2.  Lord  Henry  Frederick,  Capt.  R.N. 
3.  Lord  John  Thynne,  in  holy  orders. 

4.  Lord  William.         6.  Lord  Edward.         1.  Lady  Eliza- 
5.  Lord  Francis,         7.  Lord  George.          beth,   wife    of 
died  1821.              8.  Lord  Charles.         Lord  Cawdor. 

2.  Lady  Louisa,  wife  of  the 
Hon.  II.  riry  Lascelles. 
3.  Lady  Charlotte  Anne. 

These  two  Pedigrees  of  the  Family  of  Thynne  have  been  inspected  at  the  College  of  Arms,  and  approved ; 
but,  finding  they  do  not  coincide  entirely  with  that  given  by  Collins  in  his  "  Peerage,"  I  have  been  induced  to 
add  two  private  documents*  communicated  to  me  by  the  Marquess  of  Bath. — Note  by  Sir  Richard  Colt  Hoare. 

*  See  the  Appendix,  Nos.  75  and  76,  pp.  cxxxvi — cxlr. 


58 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIAKA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVILLE,  AFTERWARDS  THYNNE. 

[Compiled  from  the  Visitations  of  Shropshire,  Parochial  Registers,  Court  Rolls,  and  other  sources.] 


ARMS  :   Barry  of  ten,  or  and  sable. 

CREST  :  On  a  wreath,  a  rein-deer  statant  or. 

MOTTO  :  J'ay  bonne  cause. 

Addition  to  Thynne,  a  lion  rampant,  tail  nowed,  or. 


Geoffrey  Boteville,(l)  otherwise  Botevyle,  otherwise  Bottefeld,  otherwise  Bottesfeld=p. .  .. 

I 

William  de  Bottefeld,(2)  1255=p.. ..          John  de  Bottefeld, (3)  1255. 


55=p 
— I 


John  de  Bottefeld, (4)  1292^=. .  . .          Adam  de  Bottefeld=Agnes  :  mentioned  as  the  widow  of  Adam  de  Bottefeld,  in  a  grant 
and  1309.  |  of  lands  at  Bottefeld,  in  the  year  1300. 


Adam  de  Bot-     Walter    de    Bot-=j 
tefeld,(5)15E.     tefeld,(6)    1349, 
2,1322.               died  in  1361. 

=Alice,(7)    a 
widow     36 
Ed.  3,  1362. 

John  de  Botte-=j 
feld,(12)  1349 

T 
William  de  Bot  ^ 
tefeld,(15)     died 
in  1349. 

=  ....      Hugh  de  Botte- 
feld,(18)    chap- 
lain 1349. 

! 
Bot-     John    de   Botte- 
died     feld,(17)  1350. 

Thomas       de  = 
Bottefeld,(19) 
1349andl357. 

pSibilla 

,(20). 

John  de  Botte-^ 
feld,(8)  1350. 

Roger         Botte-     Richard  de  Bot- 
feld,(9)  chaplain,     tefeld,(13)  1349. 
temp.  Ed.  3. 

I                        r 
John   de  Bot-     Richard  de 
tefeld,(14)            tefeld.(16) 
1350.                   in  1349. 

Richard  Bottefel 
17  R.  2,  1393, 
H.  5. 

d,(^l)- 
and  7 

J 

-..  .. 

Walter  Bottefeld,(10)  12  R.  2, 1388=p Thomas  Bottefeld,(22)  1416  and  1439. 


Johanna  Bottefeld,  (11) 
21  H.  6,1443. 

William  Botefeld,(23)  1426,  died  1st  Ed. 
aged  about  80. 

4,  1460=f  Alice,(24) 
1426. 

i 

John  Bottefeld,(43)= 
18  H.  6,  1439. 

pJoane,(44) 
1439. 

Richard  Bottefeld,(25)=pKatherine,(26)         John  Bottefielde,(45)  of  Bottefielde,  5  and  9  Ed.  4, 
1461.  1461.  1465  and  1469. 

^F 
From  hence  the  families  of  Botevyle  are  derived. 


r 
John  Botefelde,  de  la  Inne,  otherwise- 
John  Thynne,  alias  Botevyle.(27) 

' 

rjoan(28),  dau.  of          Thomas  de  le 
Bowdler.                           1492, 

Inne  de  Botfeld,(38) 
1496,  1508. 

William  de  le  Inne,( 
died  in  1514. 

39)  y. 

... 

Ralph  Botevile,  otherwise3 
Thynne,(29)  was  interred 
at  Church  Stretton,  "  with 
great  solemnity,"  6  H.  8. 

=Anne,(30)  dau.  of     Roger  Bote-=^ 
John    Hygons,    of     vile,  other- 
par.  Church  Stret-     wise 
ton,  co.  Salop,  esq.     Thynne(31). 

=.  .  .  .      Thomas  Bote-=Joan,(33)  dau.  of 
vile,  otherwise     John  Hygons,  of 
Thynne.(32)        parish  of  Church 
Stretton. 

Thomas  dele  Inne,  (40)= 
son  and  heir,  of  full  age 
6  H.  8,  1514,  died  8 
H.  8,  1517. 

=  ..  .. 

1 

William 

de    le 
Inne,(42) 
1517. 

John  de  le  Inne 
seisin  of  all 

(41)  aged  4  years  8  H.  8,  then  received 
his  father's  lands,  and  paid  his  relief. 

THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 


Thomas  = 
Tliviinr, 

other- 

r-Mar^a- 

.•<•!,  (':::.) 
dau.  of 

....  —  William  Thynne,= 
1st         otherwise    Bote- 
wife.     vyle,  was  master 

-Ann,  dau.  and 
I'ohcir  of  Wil- 
liam Bonde, 

Richard 
Thynne, 
other- 

Agnes, mar. 
William 
Bowdler,  of 

Wil'liam  Thynne.^Elitabeth     Klizabeth,  mar.  Richard 
of  Botevyle              Don*.         Ilrynes.ofi 
ton. 

\\  !>«• 

Thomas 

of  the  household 

clerk  of  the 

wise 

Wolstaston, 

Mamret 

Bote- 

Heynes, 

to  King  Henry  8; 

green  cloth  and 

Bote- 

co. S*loi> 

,                    1 

of 

ili.-.l    10th    Aug. 

master    of  the 

vyle. 

gent. 

Thomas  Thynne, 

i                    — 
Joan,  mar.  John 

Eleanor,  mar. 

of 

Church 

1546  ;  buried  at 

household   to 

Ann,    mar. 

was  of  Botevyle 

Chelmick,  of 

John     Medli- 

Church 

Stretton, 

All     Hallows 

King    Henry 

John  Lake, 

in  1571;  was  of 

Ragdon,  co.  Sa- 

cott, of  Med- 

.Stretton, 

esq. 

Barking  Church, 

the    Kighth  ; 

of  Boycott, 

Deverill,    co. 

lop,  gent 

licoU,  co.  Sa- 

esq. ; 

Great  Tower 

2d  wife;  died 

co.  Salop, 

Wilts,  in  1608; 

lop,  not. 

died 

Street,  London. 

26th  August, 

gent. 

and  was  living  at 

™i-t  a^^ 

prior  to 

1569. 

Deverill  in 

Oct. 

then   "  being 

1546. 

very  old." 

•I 


L 


Twin*. 


Christiana,=pSir  John  Thynne, (36)-pDorothy,  dau.  of  Sir 


dau.  of  Sir 
Ki.'hard 
(in-sham, 
knt.  and 
sister  and 
heir  of  Sir 
Thomas 
Gresham, 
knt.  who 
founded 
Greslmm 
College, 
and  built 
the  Royal 
Exchange 
in  London 
(1st  wife). 


knt.  admitted  to  his 
father's  lands  at  Stret- 
ton  38  Hen.  8,  1546; 
founder  of  Longleate 
House,  in  Wilts;  was 
knighted  by  the  Duke 
of  Somerset  in  the  camp 
before  Roxburgh,  1 
I'.,  i!;  died  21st  May, 
1580;  buried  at  Long- 
bridge  Deverill. 


William  Wroughton, 
of  Broadhinton,  co. 
Wilts,  knt.  (2d  wife); 
she  re-married  to  Sir 
Carew  Raleigh,  of 
Downton,  co.  WilU, 
knt. 


William  Thynne,  e»q.  (37)  ^d  son), 
was,  on  the  6th  of  May,  1546,  ap- 
pointed  (with  his  elder  brother  John 
Thynne)  to  the  office  of  receiver  ge- 
neral  of  the  Earl  of  March's  lands; 
o.s.p.  14th  March,  1584;  buried  in 
Westminster  Abbey;  mar.  Margaret, 
dau.  of  John  Fisher,  esq. 


KrancU  Thynne,  of 
Earith,  co.  Kent, 
e«q.  Lancaster  He- 
raid  of  Arms,  o.».p. 
1611,  aged  66;  ma. 
Elizabeth,  dau.  and 
coh.  of  Thomas  de 
la  Riven,  of  Bran*- 
by,  co.  York,  esq. 
died  o.s.p.  1596. 


Eliia- 

bcth, 

mar. 

Thomu 

Pigott, 

ofStrat- 

ton,  co. 

Bedford, 

eaq. 


Ann,  mar.  Rich- 
ard Maudley, 
of  Nnnney,  co. 
Somerset,  esq. 

Isabella,  marr. 
George  Paget, 
of  co.  Kent.esq. 


Sir  Egremont  Thynne,  knt. 
serjeant-at-law;  mar.  Bar- 
bara,  dau.  of  Henry  Cal- 
thorp,  son  of  Anthony  and 
brother  of  Martin  Calthorp, 
lord  mayor  of  London. 


Henry  Thynne,  of 

Kingswood,    co. 

Wilts,  esq. 
CharlesThynne,  of 

Cheddar,  co.  So- 

merset,  esq. 


Edward=pTheodosia,  dau. 


Thynne. 


of    Roger 

ners. 


My- 


Edward  Thynne.(46) 


Dorothy  Wrij;ht.=  William^Alicia 
ion,  of  Anipthill,  Thynne,  1  Talbot. 
Beds.  e»q. 

1635. 


illiam^A 
ynne,  1  T 
q. 
35. 


William  Thynne,(47)  mar.  Mary, 
dan.  of  Anthony  Weoly,  of  Hamp- 
den,  co.  Gloucester. 


Catherine, 
maid  of 
honour  to 
Queen 
Elizabeth. 


Sir  JohnThynne,^Joan,  youngest  dau.  of  Sir  Rowland 

Francis 

Francis       =^Eleanor, 

Thomas 

Anne,  mar,  John  Cole,  of 

Prances, 

of  Longleate,  co. 

Hay  ward,  knt.  (twice  lord  mayor  of 

Thynne, 

Thynne, 

dau.     of 

Thynne, 

Burton,     co.    Somerset, 

ob.  infani 

Wilts,  knt.    and 

London),  and  coheir  to  her  mother. 

of     Kemp- 

of  Helders- 

Richard 

of  Byt- 

.-.,. 

Christ  iani 

of  Stretton,    co. 

Joan,  dau.  of  William  Tyllesworth, 

ford,    CO. 

ley,    co. 

Rogers. 

son,  co. 

Dorothy,  ma.  JohnStrang- 

Mary. 

Salop,  jure  u\.; 

of  London,   esq.     By  this  marriage 

Gloucester, 

Gloucester, 

Wilts, 

ways,  of  Melbury  Samp- 

Frances. 

knighted    at  the 

Sir  John  Thynne  obtained  the  Caus 

esq.    marr. 

esq.  natural 

•"I- 

ford,  co.  Dorset,  esq. 

Gresharo. 

Charter     House, 

Castle,  All  Stretton,  and  other  estates 

Alice,  dau. 

son,  and 

1605. 

Elizabeth,  mar.  Sir  John 

London,   llth 

in  Shropshire;  Sir  Rowland  having 

of    Arthur 

Iivingl605. 

Chamberlain,   of    Prest- 

Mav,  1603;  died 

purchased  the  lordship  of  Caus  from 

Knocker, 

1  

bury,  co.  Gloucester,  knt. 

21st  Nov.  1604; 

Lord  Stafford,  and   the  lordship  of 

of  co.  Staf- 

Eleanor Thynne, 

Catherine,  mar.  Sir  Wal- 

buried at    Deve- 

Stretton from  the  Earl  of  Arundel. 

ford,  esq. 

living  in  1620. 

ter  Long,  of  Wraxall,  co. 

rill,  co.  Wilts. 

Wilts. 

Maria,  dau.  of  George  Lord=pSir  Thomas  Thynne,  of=pCatherine,  dau.  of 


Audley,  by  Lucia  his  wife, 
dau.  and  heir  of  Sir  James 
Mervin,  of  Fonthill,  co. 
Wilts. 


Longleate,  co.  Wilts, 
and  of  Stretton,  co. 
Salop,  knt. ;  high  sheriff 


of  Shropshire  in  1634. 

See  A. 


Charles    Howard, 
son    of    Thomas 
Viscount  Bindon. 


John  Thynne,=f=Susanna,  dau.  of  Robert 
of  Church  I  Rawson,  of  Shrewsbury; 
Stretton,  co.  |  mar.  at  St.  Alkmond's, 


Salop,  esq. 
2nd  son. 


Shrewsbury,   4th  June, 
1606. 


Dorothy,  mar. Ros- 

carrock,  of  co.  Cornwall. 

Christiana,  mar.  Francis 
Leigh,  of  Addington,  co. 
Surrey. 


John  Thynne,  died 

unmarried. 
Sir  James  Thynne, 

of  Longleate,  knt. 

o.s.p.!2Oct.l670; 

ma.  Isabella,  dau. 

of    Henry    Rich, 

Earl  of  Holland. 


Sir  Thomas- 
Thynne,  of 
Richmond, 
Surrey, 
knt.     ob. 
circ.  1666. 


:Stuart,  dau. 
and    cohi'ir 
of   Walter 
Balquan- 
quill,   D.D. 
Dean    of 
Durham. 


John  Thynne,: 
esq.  born  in 
1608;  was  of 
Egham,  Sur- 
rey, in  1686. 


Elizabeth, 
dau.  and 
coheir  of 
Sir  Henry 
Main  war- 
ing. 


12 


Walter 
Thynne. 


Thomas  ^Mary,  dau. 


Thynne, 
of  Bote- 
vyle, 
esq. 


of- 
GoodfeU 
low,  of 
London. 


• 
Thomas     James         Mary,  marr. 

Thynne.    Thynne.     Urrey, 

of  London. 


William  Thynne,  esq.  Dorothy, 

mayor  of  Shrewsbury  mar.  An- 

in  1674 ;  buried  at  St.  loony 

Mary's,   Shrewsbury,  Hawkes. 

9th  April,  1677;  mar.  of  Strrt- 

Hannah Johnson; ma.  too,  co. 

at  St.  Mary's,  Shrew*-  Salop, 

bury,  8th  Oct.  163".  elerk. 


60 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


Thomas  Thynne,  of 
Longleate,    Wilts, 
esq.  ;  was  murdered 
12th  Feb    1681-2, 
at  the  instigation  of 
Count  Conigsmark, 
a    Swedish    noble- 
man, o.s.p.  ;    mar. 
Lady  Ogle. 

1    1 
Stuart,  mar. 
Sir  Edward 
Baynton. 
Elizabeth, 
mar.  John 
Hall,  of 
Bradford, 
Wilts. 

Judith,  dau.  and= 
coheir    of    John 
Balston,  of  Strel- 
ly,  Notts. 

=John  Thynne,  was  of  Little  Stretton.^Abigail,  dau.  of  Richard 
co.    Salop,    in    1681,   afterwards    of     Wredenhall,    of    Down- 
Stanton  Lacy,  co.  Salop,  where  he     ton,  eo.  Salop,  and  relict 
was  buried,  4th  June,  1717,  o.s.p.          of  Bury;    bur.    at 

Thomas          Anne,  mar. 
Thynne.         Dean  Har- 
Edward           rison,  of 
Thynne.         Hurst,  co. 
James              Berks. 
Thynne.       Arabella, 
Robert            died  un- 
Thynne.(4S)  married. 

John  Thynne.                Judith.                                    1748. 
Thomas  Thynne.           Elizabeth. 

1  —                                             —  1  —                                                                                                                 —  '  — 
William  Thynne,  o.s.p.;         Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  of  Kempsford,   co.=pMary,   dau.    of         Theophilus  Thynne, 
born  1616.                    Gloucester,  bart.;  born  1st  March,  1615;  created     Thomas  first               o.s.p.;  born  1619. 
baronet  15th  July,  1641;  bur.  at  Kempsford,  1680.     Lord  Coventry, 
died  at  Oxford.                                                                     Lord  Keeper. 

—  1 
Elizabeth,  mar.  to  Sir 
Thomas  Nott,  of  Rich- 
mond, Surrey. 

Sir  Thomas  Thynne,  of  Drayton,^=Frances,  eldest  dau.  of  Heneage  Finch, 

—  i  —                             I 
James  Thynne,     Henry  Frede-^=Dorothy, 

1 
John 

i    i 
Mary,  marr.   Sir 

co.  Salop 

,  2d  hart.;  born  1640; 

second  Earl  of  Winchelsea,  and  of  Mary 

of   Buckland,       rick    Thynne, 

dau.  and 

Thynne, 

Richard     How, 

succeeded  to  the  Longleate,  Stret- 

his  wife,  dau.  of  William  Duke  of  So. 

eo.  Gloucester,     esq.    of   Sun- 

coheir  of 

4th  son, 

bart-    of   Wish- 

ton,  &c.  estates  on  the  death  of 

merset,  by  Frances  his  wife,  sister  and 

LL.D.  2d  son;     bury,  eo.  Mid- 

Francis 

o.s.p. 

ford,  co.  Wilts. 

Thomas  Thynne,  esq.  and    was 

coheir    of   Robert    Devereux,    Earl    of 

died  unmarried     dlesex,  and  of 

Phillips, 

Catherine,    mar. 

created  Baron  Thynne,  Viscount 

Essex;    by    this   marriage    part   of    the 

15th     March,       Old  Windsor, 

of  the  In- 

Sir  John   Low- 

Weymouth,  1  1  th  Dec.  1682,  with 

Devereux  property  passed  to  the  Thynne 

1708-9.                 co.  Berks,  3d 

nerTem- 

ther,  afterwards 

remainder  to  his  brothers,  &c.  ; 

family;  she   was  buried   at  Longbridge 

son  ;    died  in 

ple,  and 

Viscount  Lons- 

died  28th  July,  1714  j  buried  at 

Deverill  on  the  3rd  of  May,  1712. 

1705. 

of  Sun- 

dale.(49) 

Longbridge  Deverill. 

bury, 

esq. 

Henry  = 

=Grace,  dau.  and     William       Frances,  mar.  Sir  Robert  Worsley, 

I  — 
Thomas  ThynnCj^Mary,  dau.  of  Edward 

1 

John 

I    I 
Dorothy,  married 

Thynne, 

sole   heir   of  Sir       Thynne,     bart.  of  Appuldurcombe,  in  the  Isle 

esq.  bo.  1686-7; 

Villiers,  the  first  Earl 

Thynne, 

John,    only   son 

ob.  vita 

George    Strode,        ob.  in-        of  Wight;  she  died  April  2,  1750. 

mar.    in    1709; 

of  Jersey;  she  remar- 

osp. at 

of  John  Howe, 

patris, 

knt.    serjeant-at-       fans.                                       =p 

died  24th  April, 

ried  to  George  Gran- 

Bristol 

of  Stawell,    co. 

20  Dec. 

law,  of  Leweston,     James,                    Thomas,  bur.  at  Long- 

1710. 

ville,   afterwards  Earl 

in  1708. 

Gloucester. 

1708, 

co.    Dorset;    she      died  Oct.                bridge    Deverill,   Dec. 

of   Lansdowne  ;    died 

Mary,    died    un- 

aged 33. 

died  in  1725.            1705.                    8,1691. 

Jan.  1734. 

married  in  1710. 

Frances,  mar.   Al- 
gernon   Seymour, 
Earl     of    Hertford 
and    Duke    of   So- 
merset. 


Mary,    mar.    William    Greville 
Lord  Brooke;  she  died  in  1720. 

^* 

Francis  Earl  Brooke  and 
Earl  of  Warwick. 


Elizabeth,  eldest  surviving  dau.  of=Thomas  Thynne  (posthumous=pLouisa,  dau.  of  John 


Lionel  Duke  of  Dorset;  was  mar.  son),  born  21st  May,  1710; 
1st  Dec.  1726,  but  died  in  1729,  succeeded  his  great-uncle  as 
before  cohabitation.  second  Viscount  Weymouth; 

died  12th  Jan.  1750-1. 


Carteret,  Earl  Gron- 
ville;  mar.  in  1733; 
died  25th  Dec.  1736. 


Thomas  Thynne,  third  Viscount-pElizabeth,   eldest    dau. 


Weymouth,  K.G.;  born  Sept.  13, 
1734;  created  Marquis  of  Bath, 
18th  August,  1789;  K.G  3rd 
June,  1778;  died  19th  Nov. 
1796. 


of  William  Bentinck, 
second  Duke  of  Port- 
land ;  married  22  May, 
1759;  died  12th  Dec. 
1825,  aged  91. 


Henry  Frederick  Thynne;  inherited,  by  will, the  estates  of  his  maternal  James  Thynne  : 

grandfather;  assumed,  by  sign  manual,  the  surname  of  Carteret;  and  on  born   16th  Dec. 

the  29th  of  January,  1784,  was  created  Baron  Carteret,  of  Hawnes,  co.  1736;  died  19th 

Bedford,  with  remainder,  in  default  of  male  issue,  to  each  of  the  sons  March,  1740. 
in  succession  (except  the  eldest)  of  his  brother  Thomas  the  first  Marquis 
of  Bath;  he  died  unmarried,  17th  June,  1826,  aged  91. 


Thomas    ^Isa- 

—  1  1  — 
George  Thynne;    born  23rd 

Louisa; 

—  1  — 
Char- 

~    1  — 
Henri- 

— I  — 
Sophia; 

Two 

Maria; 

—  1  — 
Isabella; 

—  n  —  i  — 

Frances; 

—  I 
Mary;  born 

Thynne, 

bella, 

Jan.   1770;    succeeded   his 

born 

lotte; 

etta; 

born  Dec. 

twins 

born 

born  Oct. 

born  Feb. 

May  14, 

second 

dau.  of 

uncle  as  2d  Baron  Carteret; 

March, 

born 

born 

19,1763; 

still- 

July 

10,  1768; 

12,  1771; 

1778; 

Marquis 

George 

o.s.p.  22nd  Feb.  1838;  mar. 

1760; 

Nov. 

Nov.  17, 

married 

born, 

24th, 

Lady  of 

died 

married, 

of  Bath, 

fourth 

Harriet,  fifth  dau.  of  Wil- 

married 

7th, 

1762; 

George 

sons; 

1767; 

the  Bed- 

1782. 

May  10, 

K.G.  ; 

Visct. 

liam  2nd  Visct.  Courtenay; 

Heneage 

1761; 

married 

Viscount 

June 

died 

chamber 

Caroline  ; 

1806, 

born  25th 

Torring- 

married  in  May,  1797. 

Earl   of 

died 

Philip 

St.  Asaph, 

26th, 

March 

toH.R.H. 

born  Aug. 

Osborne 

Jan.1765; 

tonjshe 

John  Thynne,  F.S.A.  M.P. 

Ayles- 

May 

Earl  of 

afterwards 

1766. 

30th, 

the  Duch. 

81,  1781. 

Markham, 

married 

died  1st 

for  Bath;    born  23rd  Dec. 

ford; 

19th, 

Chester. 

third  Earl 

1768. 

of  Glou- 

Elizabeth ; 

Esq  .  son  of 

24th  Apr. 

May, 

1772  ;  succeeded  his  brother 

died 

1764. 

field; 

of  Ash- 

cester; 

born  Aug. 

the  late 

1794  ; 

1830. 

as  3d  Baron  Carteret;  mar. 

Dec. 

died 

burn  ham, 

died  un- 

19, died 

Archbishop 

died  27th 

Mary  Anne,  dau.  of  Thomas 

20th, 

May  31, 

Aug.  18, 

married, 

Aug.  22, 

of  York; 

March, 

Master,  Esq.  of  the  Abbey, 

1832. 

1813. 

1784;  died 

7th  April, 

1775. 

and  died  in 

1837. 

co.  Glouc.;  married  in  1801. 

Apr.  9,  1791 

1835. 

Feb.  1814. 

mi;  Tin  NM;  i  AMII.Y. 


61 


1 

TllMlIle. 

—  1  — 

Henry    =j 

1-Yede 

=Harnet,               Rev.     = 
second  dau.        John 

=Anne        William      K.h\d.Thynne;b.     George       Re\ 
Con-          Tlnnm,     S8Jaa.l807i*da-     Thynne;     Charles 

=llarriet 

I  •         - 

PJiia-     Louisa; 

In-Ill  ; 

Char- 

Vise.    \Vey- 

rick 

of  Alex.            Tbynne, 

stantia,       Lt.-Col.     ratedat  Uriel  roll,     born 

Thynne, 

dau.  of 

bora 

A  ttitr  • 

inunth  ;  born 

Thynne, 

Baring,  the      D.D. 

third           (fren.        (  >xf.  ;  nmr.  Kliza-     25  Deo 

PrelM-nd. 

Right 

-Till        cnarr. 

itth  April, 

UN.; 

first  Lord          Preb. 

dau.           Guards;     both,  elder  dau.       1808; 

of  Can- 

17'."i;  o.s.  p. 

born 

Ashburton,      of  West- 

of  the         born          andcoheirofWm.     died  un-     terbury, 

Richard 

1795;     1 

• 

v.  p.  llltll 

24  May, 

hy  the  el.  lest     minster, 

Rev.           17  Uct.     Mcllish.  Esq.  of      married      Rector  of 

1. 

marr.      H-  MM 

JulT 

.l:in.    1887  i 

1797; 

dau.  ofWm.     Rector 

Charles      1803.        Woodford.  co.         in  1832.     Long- 

late 

1816,     Las- 

***v 

1  (III. 

niarr.  Har- 

third 

Bingtiam,         of  1  '••>.•!. 

Cobbe       Francis       Essex;  mar.  8th 

bridge 

Bishop 

John      cellea. 

riet  Matilda, 

Marquis 

Esq.  of             well,  co. 

Deres-       Thynne;     July,  1830;  died 

and  King- 

of Ox- 

Fre-       third 

Walter 

d:iii;_;hter  of 

of  Hath; 

I'hihulel-          Somer- 

ford;          born          March  6,  1849. 

ston  De- 

ford; 

derick     Eari  of 

Thomas  Ro- 

died 

phia;  born       set;  born 

niarr.          20  Jan.      2d.  Cecilia.  Annc- 

verill; 

11.    ,TI     •      1 

first         Har- 

fifth 

hins,   lv*c|.; 

24  June, 

in  1804;           7th  Nov. 

2nd             1805;  u*.     Mary,  only  dau. 

born  9th 

18th 

Karl        wood. 

Duke 

niarr.  llth 
May,  1820. 

1837. 

niarr.  19th        1798. 
April,  1830. 

March,      19Jnne,    of  the  late  Charles 
1824.         1832.        Arthur  Gore,  Esq. 
m.  1853. 

i 

February, 
1813. 

July, 
1837. 

Caw.          == 
dor. 

•    IK 
• 
J 

T 

John  Alexr. 

Louisa        George  Emilius  Thynne;  bo.  6  Dec.  1824;  died     Emily           Frede- 

~~i               r  1            i      - 
Ger-       Viscount       Emily     Henry- 

Thynne, 

Isabella       Aug.  9,  1838.                                                             Con-           rick 

trude      Emlyn  ;         Caro- 

Thynne 

liaro 

4th  Marq. 

Harriet;     I'Vederick  Charles  Thynne  ;  bo.  April  25,  1826  ;       stantia        Charles 

Har-       born              line; 

Viscount 

Henry 

of  Bath  ; 

born             died  Jan.  11,  1827.                                                      Thynne,      Thynne; 

net;        1M7;           born 

Lascelles; 

Walter 

born  1st 

1834.        Augustus  William  Thynne  ;  bo.  April  11,  1827  ;       born           born  in 

born       married,       Jan. 

married 

Eari 

March, 

Alice;           died  Jan.  23,  1830.                                                  April  4,      1838. 

June      1842.           6th, 

1845; 

of  Dal 

1831. 

born          Harriet  Selina  Thynne;  bo.  Jan.  19,  1829  ;  died       1840. 

13th,      Sarah            1819 

succeeded 

keith; 

Henry  Fre- 

1836.         April  1,1830.                                                          Selina 

1840.      Mary,  se- 

his father 

born 

derick 

Francis  John  Thynne;  bo.  17  June,  1830.                Char- 

cond  dau. 

in  1- 

1831. 

Thynne  ; 

Arthur  Christopher  Thynne;  bo.  9  Nov.  1832  ;       lotte 

of  Hun. 

married 

born  2 

in  holy  orders.                                                                Thynne, 

Colonel 

Elizabeth 

August, 

William  Frederick  Thynne  ;  bo.  8  Aug.  1834  ;       born 

Henry  F. 

Joanne, 

1832. 

Captain  Ritle  Brigade.                                                  Jan.  8, 

Compton 

eldest  dau. 

Alfred   Walter  Thynne;   bo.  15  June,   1836;       1842. 

Caven- 

of fint  Mar- 

Lieut, and  Capt.  Gren.  Guards. 

dish; 

quis  of  Clan- 

John  Chas.  Thynne;  bo.  14  April,  1838. 

born 

ricarde;  she 

Reginald  Thomas  Thynne;  born  23  Dec.  1843. 

1813. 

died  1854. 

NOTES  TO  TUB  ABOVE  PEDIGREE. 


(1.)  "  Geffreye  Botevill  came  into  England  to  serve  in  the  warres 
under  King  John."  (Pedigree  in  College  of  Arms.) 

(2.)  "  William  Botevill  of  Botevill,  in  com.  Salop,  son  of  Geffreye, 
dyed  about  the  fortyeth  yere  of  King  Henry  the  Thirde."  (Pedigree 
in  College  of  Arms.) 

(2  and  3.)  William  de  Bottesfeld  and  John  de  Bottesfeld  were  sub. 
foresters  of  the  forest  of  Shirlet,  near  Broseley,  co.  Salop,  under  Philip 
de  Baggesoure,  in  1255.  (See  the  Hundred  Rolls  of  that  year.) 

(4.)  John  de  Bottefeld,  alias  John  de  Bottefeide,  was  one  of  the 
inquest  to  take  the  extent  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton  in  1309.  (Blake- 
way's  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire.) 

"  A  suyte  in  the  Lordes  Courte  of  Stratton,  in  Shropshire,  between 
John  Boteville,  the  sonne  of  William  Botevill,  and  Walter,  the  sonne 
of  Sibell,  in  the  twentieth  yere  of  Kinge  Edward  the  First."  (Pedi- 
gree in  College  of  Arms.) 

"  This  Sir  John  Botevill,  otherwise  called  John  Boatvell,  wa»  in  20 
Ed.  I.  onely  intytuled  by  the  bare  name  of  John  Boatvell,  but 
was  after  a  knight,  and  w"'  his  armes  was  sett  downe  as  one  of  the 
knights  of  Shropshire  wcbe  were  with  King  Edward  the  First  at  the 
seige  of  Carlaverocke,  as  appereth  by  a  booke  of  the  armes  and  names 


of  those  knights  remryninge  in  the  custody  of  Richard  Scarlett  now 
lyvinge."     (MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

(5.)  "  This  Sir  Adam  Botevill,  in  whome  the  primogeniture  tooke 
ende,  taking  pu  w'h  Thomas  Earlc  of  Lancaster  agaynst  Kinge  Edward 
the  Seconde,  was  at  the  batteyle  of  Burrowbrigge  in  the  15  yere  of 
that  Kinge  taken  prisoner  amongst  others,  and  after  executed,  as  ap- 
peereth  in  one  olde  French  annonimall  Cronicle  written  in  the  tyrov 
of  Ed.  3,  remeyninge  in  the  custodye  of  the  Cronicler  John  Stowe. 
By  the  act  of  wb  Sr  Adam  the  House  of  Botevill  was  first  overthrowen, 
but  after  in  some  part  agayne  revived  by  his  nephewe  John  Botefelde 
or  Botvelde,  who  after  obteyned  certeyne  landes  in  Stratton  and  in 
Botefelde  whilst  his  father  lyred."  (MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

(6,  7,  8.)  The  Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Arms  states  that  Alice  was 
the  wife  of  Walter  Botevelde,  and  that  she  was  his  widow  in  36  Edw.  3. 

"  This  Walter  de  Botevelde  did  surrender  into   the  hands  of  the 
Lord  of  Stratton  certeyne  landes  upon  the  heathe  next  to  the  higbeway 
towards  Montgomery,  to  the  use  of  John  hi»  sonne,  in  23  Edw.  3 
(MS.  in  the  College  of  Anns.) 

"  This  Walter  Botefelde,  son  of  John,  dying  in  35  Edw.  3,  yelded  h 
best  ox  for  a  hariate  to  the  Lord  of  Stratton,  of  whom  be  helde  bu 


62 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


landes  in  Stratton  :  which  Walter,  not  longe  before  his  deathe,  in  the 
name  of  John  Botvelde  his  brother,  did  surrender  into  the  handes  o 
the  Lord  of  Stratton  the  moyty  of  a  messuage  wt!l  the  appurteynances 
w1'1'  were  the  sayed  John  his  brother's,  in  Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use 
of  Hughe  de  Botevill,  chapleyne,  wcl1  sayed  Hugh,  by  Thomas  his  bro- 
ther, had  livery  and  season  of  the  sayed  moyetye;  shortly  after  wchc  the 
sayed  Thomas  dyed,  havynge  in  the  30  Edw.  3,  lyvery  and  season  of 
landes  upon  Malkvnhull,  wch  he  purchased  of  Thomas  Pickerell."  (MS. 
in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

Among  the  Original  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton  which  are  still 
remaining,  those  that  record  the  above  circumstances  are  in  good  pre- 
servation, the  entries  on  which  are  as  follow  : — 

"  Die  Martis  in  crastino  Exaltaeois  St'e  Crucis.  (23  Edw.  3.; 

"  Walt'us  de  Bottefeld  nole  Joh'is  de  Bottefeld  fr'is  s'm  redd'  in 
man'  d'ni  med'  j  mes'  qd  fuit  p'd'c'i  Joh'is  fr'is  sui  in  Chirchestretton 
ad  opus  Hug'  de  Bottefeld  capell',  q'  quid'  Hug'  p'  Thorn'  fr'm  suu 
h't  s'sin'  de  p'd'c'a  med'  j  mes'  h'nd'  et  ten'd'  eid'  Hug'  et  he'd'  suis 
s'c'd'm  cosuet'  man'ij.  Et  dat'  d'no  p'  ingr'  xijd." 

"  Die  Mercur'  p'x'  p't  f  m  S'ti  Thorn'  M»rtir'.  (23  Edw.  3.) 

'•  Walt'  de  Bottefeld  redd'  in  manu  d'ni  duas  ac's  t'r'  sup'  Bruer' 
iux»  via  vV  Montgomerri  ad  op'  Joh'is  fiP  sui,  qui  cep'  d'tam  t'r'  tenend' 
s'  et  suis  s'c'd'm  cons'  maner.'  Et  dat'  p'  ingr'  xviijd." 

"  Die  Lune  p'x'  post  fin  Ascenc'o'is  D'ni.   (31  E.  3.) 

"  Thorn'  de  Bottefeld  cepit  seisi'am  de  trib'  seilion'  sup'  Malkynhull 
quosp'q'  sunt  de  Thorn'  Pykerell,  tenend'  s'c'd'm  consuet'  man'ij.  Et 
dat'  ad  ingr'  xijd." 

(9.)  On  one  of  the  mutilated  Rolls  of  the  Court  held  for  the  Manor  of 
Stretton,  temp.  Ed.  3,  Roger  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  son  of  Walter  Botte- 
feld, is  named. 

(10.)  "Walter  Botfeld"  is  named  on  a  mutilated  Court  Roll  of 
12  Richard  2. 

(11.)  "Die  Lune  p'x' ante  f  m  S'ci  Petri."  21  H.  6.  At  a  Court 
held  on  this  day  for  the  Manor  of  Stretton,  "  Joh'na  filia  Walt'  Botte- 
feld," is  named  as  a  party  in  a  proceeding  then  taken. 

(12.)  In  an  entry  from  the  Court  Roll,  already  quoted,  John  is  named 
as  brother  of  Walter  de  Bottefeld.  His  sons  Richard  and  John  occur 
on  the  Rolls  as  follow  : — 

"  Cur'  Magna.  Die  Martis  p'x'  ante  f'm  S'ci  Ethe'b'ti  Reg' 
(23  E.  3.) 

(13.)  "  Will'us  le  Muleward  quer'  op'  se  v'  Ric'm  fil'  Joh'is  de  Botte- 
feld in  pl'c'to  t'ns',  &c. 

(14.)  "  Die  M'tis  p'x'  p't  ff'm  S'ti  Cudb'ti.  (25  E.  3.) 

"  Joh's  fil'  Walt'  de  Botteveld  in  una'  p'  t'n'  f'c'a  Joh'  fil'  Job's  de 
Bottevelde." 

(15,  16,  17.)  The  position  in  the  pedigree  of  William  de  Bottefeld, 
and  of  his  sons  Richard  and  John,  is  proved  by  the  following  entries  on 
the  Court  Rolls  :— 

"  Die  Jovis  in  festo  S'te  Marie  Magdalene.  (24  E.  3.) 

"  Joh's  fil'  Walt'  de  Bottefeld  esson'  se  v'  Joh'  fil'  Will'i  de 
Bottefeld  in  pl'c">  t'ns'  p'  Walt'  de  Bottefeld. 

"  Joh's  fil'  Will'i  de  Bottefeld  op'  se  quer'  v'  Joh'm  fil'  Walt'  de 
ead'm  in  prc10  t'ns'  qui  fecit  se  esson' :  i°  dies  ad  p'x." 


"  Die  M»rt8  in  festo  Exaltac'  S'te  Cruc».   (24  E.  S.) 

"  Joh'es  fil'  Will'i  de  Bottefeld  op'  se  quer'  v'  Joh'm  fil'  Walt'  de 
Bottefeld  in  pl'c'to  t'ns'  et  dicit  q'd  Will's  pat'  suus  fuit  seysit'  de 
quad'  plac'  t're  vocat'  le  Heth  jux1  Mongomeryes  Wey  et  sc  obijt 
seysit6;  p't  cuj*  morte  p'd'e'a  terr'  descend'  ad  Ricu  fil'  suu  et  sc  h'uit 
seisina  in  plena  cur'  a'c'd'm  cons'  maner'.  Et  post  morte  ip'i'  Ric' 
p'd'ta  terr'  descend'  Joh'i  f'ri  suo  ut  hered'  qui  h'uit  seysina  s'c'd'm 
cons'  maneri'.  Et  p'd'c's  Joh'es  fil'  Walt'  con"  lege  et  cons'  maner' 
cep"  seysina  in  cur'  hie  et  ip'm  de  t'ra  sua  ejecit  ad  dapna  sua 
x*.  Et  p'd'c's  Joh's  fil'  Walt'  dicit  qd  ip'e  h'et  seysina  t're  p'd'c'e 
in,  cur'  hie  et  dicit  q'd  no  tenet'  respond'  absq'  br'e  d'ni  Reg». 
Et  inde  petit  judic'.  Et  p'd'c's  Joh'es  fil'  Will'i  dicit  qd  ip'e  h'uit 
seysina  de  t'ra  p'd'c'a  in  cur'  hie  et  dicit  qd  in  code  casu  s'c'd'm 
cons'  maner'  no  h'et  necesse  p'quirr'e  br'e  d'ni  Reg8  S'  h'et  suu 
recup'are  in  forma  qua  ad  niie  quer'f.  Inde  petit  judiciu.  Et 
qia  om'es  tenent'  maner'  p'd'c'i  p'sentes  in  cur'  hie  clamat  h're  om'ia 
judicia  de  om'i'odis  pl'tis  lib"  ten'  ql'rcunq'  tangentib',  preceptu  et 
eisd'  inde  judiciu  redd'e.  Et  qia  nodu  cosulti  sint  de  judic'  inde' 
faciend'  i°  dies  dat'  e'  p'tet'  usq'  ad  p'x'  statu  q°  nunc.  Et  p't'ea 
in  cur'  tenta  die  M"rtis  p'x'  p't  ff'm  S'cti  Cudbert'  p'x'  seqn'  cons'm 
fuit  qd  p'd'c's  Joh'  fil'  Walt'  tenet'  o»  r'  sine  bre'  d'ni  Reg8.  Et  qm 
p'ns  n5  r'  i°  p'd'c's  [Joh']  fil'  Will'i  recup'it  terr'  sua  cfl  dapnis  tax' 
ad  ij8.  Et  p'd'c's  Joh's  s's  in  m'ia  et  tax' alibi." 

The  death  of  Richard,  son  of  William  de  Bottefeld,  had  been  pre- 
viously brought  before  the  Court,  as  appears  by  the  following  entry  on 
the  Roll,  as  to  a  heriot  then  accrued  to  the  lord  of  the  manor. 

"  Die  Mart'  p'x'  post  f'm  S'te  T'  M'turis.  (23  E.  3.) 

"  P'  morte  Ri'c'i  de  Bottefeld  j  bos  p'  ij8  vjd." 

(18,  19,  20.)  The  name  of  Hugh  de  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  has  already 
been  quoted  in  connection  with  the  names  of  his  brothers  Walter  and 
Thomas,  from  the  proceedings  of  the  Court  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton. 

"  Sibill,  the  wyfe  of  Thomas  Botefelde,  was  lyvynge  a  widdow  in  34 
E.  3."  (Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

"This  Sibill  had  possession  in  34  E.  3,  of  the  bowses,  messuages, 
and  all  the  landes  wch  the  sayed  Thomas  held.'1  (Pedigree  in  the 
College  of  Arms.) 

"  Hugh  Botfelde,  chaplain,"  brother  of  Thomas,  "  had,"  according 
to  the  MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms,  "all  his  father's  landes  in  Stratton, 
and  payed  a  releif  therfore  in  35  E.  3;"  and  "  beinge  a  preist  and 
chapleyne  dyed  wtbout  yssue."  (Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

(21 .)  "  Richard  Bottefelde,  sonne  of  Thomas  and  nephewe  and  heire 
of  Hughe,  was  lyvynge  17  R.  2,  and  7  H.  5."  (Pedigree  in  the 
College  of  Arms.) 

"  This  Richard  taking  part  wlh  the  enemyes  of  Richard  Erie  of 
Arundell,  of  whome  he  helde  his  landes  in  Stratton,  forfeyted  all  his 
landes  to  the  sayed  Earle,  who,  in  the  17  yere  of  R.  2,  gave  most  of 
the  same  landes  to  Layghton,  of  Stratton,  and  so  the  howse  [was] 
secondly  overthrowen,  as  appeereth  in  the  evidence  belongenge  to  the 
manner  of  Stratton,  in  Shropshire,  and  kept  in  the  churche  there;  but 
after  this  Richarde  fynding  favour  with  the  sayed  Lord,  he  obteyned 
some  ple  of  his  lande  called  Botefeldes  Ley,  wch  came  to  his  sonne 
Thomas."  (MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 


THE  TIlVNNi:   FAMILY. 


(22.)  "  Thomas Botefelde,  sonne  of  Uieharde,  lyvinge  in  4  H.  5,  and 
the  18  of  H.  C."  (Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

"  This  Thomas  somewhat  restored  the  family  [of]  Botefelde;  for 
eumin^e  into  the  Courte  of  the  Lorde  of  Stratton,  he  demanded  and 
had  possession  of  one  messuage  and  certcyne  lande  wtlle  the  appurtey- 
nanees  in  Botfeldes  Ley,  in  Churche  Stretton,  wherof  his  father  dyed 
seased,  for  w«hl'  the  sayed  Thomas  payed  releif  and  did  his  fealty  in 
4  H.  5,  and  in  18  H.  6;  the  saycd  Thomas,  hy  John  James  sett  in  his 
place  to  gayne  or  loose,  did  surrender  into  the  handes  of  the  lorde  all 
his  landes  and  tenem15  in  Churche  Stratton,  and  wthin  the  lordshipp  of 
Stratton,  w"  the  appurteynances,  to  the  use  of  John  Botefelde  (43)  his 
sonne  and  Joane  (44)  his  wife,  and  to  the  heires  of  their  two  bodyes 
begotten,  and  if  it  happen  that  the  sayed  John  and  Joane  his  [wife]  do 
dye  without  heyres  of  their  bodye,  wcllc  (lod  forbidd,  then  the  sayed 
landcs  and  tenem1"  to  remayne  to  the  right  heires  of  the  sayed  Thomas.*1 
(MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

(23,  24.)  "  William  Botfelde,  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfelde,  dyed  1  E. 
4,  an"  D'ni  1460,  being  aboutthe  age  of  80."  (Pedigree  in  the  College 
of  Arms.) 

"  This  William  Botfelde  purchased  lande  of  Richard  Bleeke,  who, 
in  a  Court  of  Stratton  holden  in  5  H.  6,  did,  by  Will™  Tonke  his 
attorney  set  in  his  place,  surrender  into  the  handes  of  the  lorde  two 
messuages  w"  the  appurteynances  in  Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use  of 
Will"  Botfelde  and  Alice  his  wife,  and  of  their  heires  and  assignes, 
whereupon  the  sayed  Will™  and  Alice  his  wife  had  lyv'ye  and  season  of 
these  landes.  The  deathe  of  wche  Will1"  was  p'sented  in  a  Court  of 
Stratton  holden  the  6  day  of  May,  1  Ed.  IV."  (MS.  in  the  College  of 
Arms.) 

(25,  26.)  "  At  a  Courte  holden  the  sixte  day  of  May,  in  1  Ed.  IV. 
Richard  Scaltoke,  in  the  name  of  Will"'  Bayley,  of  Brocton,  and 
Richard  More,  of  Larden,  into  whose  handes  Will™  Botvelde  had  sur- 
rendered all  his  landes  and  tenemte  wlhe  the  appurteynances  wlkl"  the 
dominion  of  Stratton,  [appeared]  and  ther  gave  up  the  sayed  landes 
and  tenem"'  to  the  [use]  of  Richard  Botefelde  and  Katherine  his  wife, 
to  hold  to  the  sayed  Ric'  and  Katheryne  and  to  the  heires  [of]  their 
two  bodyes  begotten,  wtkc  the  remayndur  to  the  heires  of  the  body  of 
the  sayed  Richard,  and  for  default  wherof  wthc  the  remaynder  to  Eliza- 
beth, wife  to  John  Baldwyne,  and  to  the  heires  of  her  body,  w">  further 
remaynder  to  the  Churche  of  Seynte  Laurence  to  susteyno  a  preiste. 
At  wfl>  Courte  also  [appeared]  Will™  Toghe,  in  the  name  of  Will1" 
llciekos,  into  whose  handes  the  sayed  Will"1  [Hockes]  had  surrendred 
all  his  landes  wthe  the  appurteynances  in  Churche  Stratton,  to  the  use 
of  Uieharde  Botfelde  and  Katherine  his  wife  and  the  heires  of  their 
two  bodyes  begotten,  and  for  default  thereof  to  the  heires  of  the  bodye 
of  the  sayd  Katherine  begotten,  and  for  default  thereof  to  the  right 
heires  of  the  sayed  Will™  Hoekes."  (MS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.) 

(27,  28.)  The  Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Arms  states  that  Richard 
Botevile,  of  Stretton,  died  in  1481,  and  that  John  Botevile  de  le  Inne, 
his  son  and  heir,  married  Joan  Bowdler. 

(29,  30.)  Ralph  de  le  Inne,  otherwise  Ralph  o'  th'  Inne,  abbre- 
viated as  Ralph  Thinne,  otherwise  Thynne,  is  recorded  as  the  eldest  son 


and  heir  of  John  Botevile,  alUi  Thynne,  in  variotu  Pedigree*  tn  the 
College  of  Arnu;  alao  in  the  Collection  of  Shropshire  Pedigren,  \,j 
Randle  Holmes,  Harl.  Mss.  s,,.  1988,  folio  »8;  and  in  another  Col- 
lection of  Pedigree.,  by  Randle  Holme,,  Hart  MS8.  No.  21«3,  folio  M. 
The  marriage  of  Ralph  Botevile,  alias  Thynne,  with  Ann*,  daughter  of 
John  Hygons,  of  Church  Stretton,  U  recorded  in  both  the  MSS.  hut 
mentioned,  as  also  in  the  Pedigree  of  the  Family  of  Hygoni  In  th* 
Visitation  of  Shropshire  in  the  year  1623,  now  remaining  in  the  College 
of  Arnu. 

(31,  32,  33.)  Roger  and  Thomas  appear  as  the  younger  brother*  of 
Ralph  Thynne,  otherwise  Botevile,  on  all  the  Pedigrea  of  the  Family ; 
and  that  Thomas  married  Joan,  another  daughter  of  John  Hygou 
above-mentioned,  is  proved  by  the  Pedigree  of  her  Family  given  in  the 
Visitation  of  Shropshire  in  1023. 

(34,  35.)  That  Thomas  Thynne  married  Margaret,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Hcynes,  of  Church  Stretton,  esq.  U  acknowledged  by  all 
writers  who  have  treated  of  the  descent  of  the  Family  of  Uotevyle,  but 
some  of  them  have  erred  in  describing  thu  lady  as  the  heireM  of  her 
father,  which  she  was  not,  for  he  had  many  children,  sons  and  daughter*. 

"  To  this  Thomas  Thynne  did,  Kinge  H.  8,  grante  the  yerely  pentiun 
of  x"  a  yere  for  his  good  service,  as  appeereth  in  the  Patente  Rolen  of 
the  Chancery  of  17  and  18  H.  8."  (Pedigree  in  the  College  of  Anna.) 

In  the  Peerages  she  is  described  as  daughter  and  htir  of  Thomaa 
Heynes;  but  that  is  an  error,  for  she  was  one  of  a  very  numerous  family 
of  sons  and  daughters,  several  of  whom  left  issue. — J.  M. 

(36.)  At  a  Court  held  for  the  Manor  of  Church  Stretton,  "  Die 
M't's  pV  post  ffm  S'ti  Luce  Evangelist'  "  38  H.  8,  John  Thynne, 
son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Thynne,  deceased,  was  admitted  to  all  the  lands 
and  tenements  in  the  manor  of  which  his  father  had  died  seised. 

(37.)  This  William  Thynne,  younger  brother  of  John,  was  Matter  of 
the  Household  to  King  Henry  the  Eighth,  and  father  of  Francis  Thynne 
the  herald. 

(38,  39.)  "  Thomas  of  In"  and  "  William  of  the  In  "  are  rated  at 
26*.  8d.  each  on  the  Roll  for  assessing  a  benevolence  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  7  H.  7, 1492.  A  deed  of  Thomas  Hochekys,  of  Castle  Pulver- 
batch,  co.  Salop,  in  1496,  was  witnessed  by  "Thomas  de  le  In  de  Bot- 
felil."  And  there  is  a  jurat  attached  to  a  mutilated  Court  Roll  of  the 
Manor  of  Church  Stretton  for  the  24lk  H.  7,  1508,  on  which,  however, 
the  two  first  name  alone  are  legible,  the  former  being  "  Thomas  de  la 
Inne  de  Botfeld,  yoma." 

At  the  Court  held  on  the  Monday  next  before  the  Feast  of  St.  Lnke 
the  Evangelist,  1  H.  8, 1509,  "  Will'm-s  de  la  Inne"  is  the  third  name 
on  the  jury. 

On  the  Court  Roll  of  the  2<"  H.  8,  i»  the  record  of  a  surrender  of 
lands  in  Stretton  to  the  use  of  William  de  la  Inne,  his  heirs  and  assigns. 

At  a  Court  held  on  the  4">  H.  8,  William  de  U  Inne  is  the  nnt 
person  named  on  the  jury. 

(40.)  At  a  Court  held  on  the  day  of  St.  Lucy  the  Virgin,  S"  H.  8, 
1513,  Thomas  Wottenell,  on  behalf  of  John  Corveser,  surrendered  a 
parcel  of.  meadow  land  situate  in  "  March  "  in  the  manor  of  Stretton, 
to  Thomas  de  la  Inne,  his  heirs  and  assigns,  according  to  the  custom  of 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


the  Manor:  to  which  the  said  Thomas  was  then  admitted,  and  he  paid  to 
the  Lord,  by  way  of  fine,  four  pence. 

At  a  Court  held  on  the  Tuesday  next  before  the  Feast  of  St.  Mark 
the  Evangelist,  6th  H.  8,  the  jury  present  that  William  de  la  Inne  had 
died  since  the  last  Court,  and  that  "  una  vacca  color'  nigri  "  had 
accrued  to  the  Lord  as  a  heriot  thereon ;  and  that  Thomas  de  la  Inne  is 
the  son  and  heir  of  the  said  William,  and  of  full  age. 

(41,  42.)  At  a  Court  held  on  the  8th  April,  8lh  H.  8»-,  1517,  thejury 
present  that  Thomas  de  le  Inne  died  since  the  last  Court,  and  that  "  unus 
equus  color'  badij,"  of  the  value  of  ten  shillings,  had  accrued  to  the 
Lord  as  a  heriot  thereon;  and  that  John  de  le  Inne,  his  son  and  next 
heir,  was  then  aged  four  years. 

To  this  Court  came  William  de  la  Inne  (by  Thomas  Lewys,  senior, 
and  Thomas  Mynton,  his  attornies),  and  surrendered  into  the  hands  of 
the  Lord  all  the  messuages,  lands,  and  tenements  of  which  the  said 
William*  had  died  seised  within  the  Lordship  of  Stretton,  according 
to  the  custom  of  the  manor,  to  the  use  and  behoof  of  John  de  le  Inne, 
son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Inne,  to  be  held  to  him,  his  heirs  and  assigns, 
for  ever:  upon  which,  in  the  same  Court,  the  said  John  received 
seisin,  to  be  held  by  him,  his  heirs  and  assigns,  according  to  the  cus- 
tom of  the  manor,  and  paid  to  the  lord  for  his  relief  four  shillings  and 
seven  pence. 


(43,  44.)  It  will  have  been  seen  that  Thomas  Dottefeld,  numbered  22 
on  the  Pedigree  now  under  consideration,  was  seised  of  liottefeld's 
Ley  in  the  4th  II.  5th,  and  that  in  the  18th  of  H.  6th,  as  recorded,  he 
surrendered  that  and  all  his  other  customary  lands  in  the  Lordship  of 
Stretton  to  the  use  of  John  Bottefeld  his  son  and  Joan  his  wife.  His 
other  son,  William,  the  ancestor  of  the  noble  family  of  Thynne,  it  will 
have  been  also  seen,  made  various  purchases  of  land;  and  of  his  de- 
scendants the  record  is  already  given  in  the  preceding  notes.  John 
Bottefeld,  of  Bottefeld,  there  can  be  no  doubt,  was  the  father  of 

(45.)  John  Bottefielde,  of  Bottefielde,  living  in  the  5th  and  9th  years 
of  King  Edward  the  4lb,  (1465  and  1469,)  with  whom  Randle  Holmes 
commences  his  Pedigree  of  that  branch  of  this  ancient  Family. 

(_46)  On  the  Register  of  Wellington,  co.  Salop,  is  this  entry,  "  1632, 
May  18.  Bapt.  Susanna,  dau  of  Edward  Thinne  and  Mary  his  wife." 
— J.  M.  (Was  this  the  gentleman  here  named  ?) 

(47)  A  heriot  post  mort,  William  Thynne,  1635,  for  lands  held  jointly 
with  Mary  his  wife.     Stretton  Rolls.— J.  M. 

(48)  The  Rev.  Robert  Thynne,  A.M.  Vicar  of  Flore,  co.  Northampton, 
was  buried  there  in  1716.     He  died  3rd  January,  1716,  aged  6i;  and 
had  been  some  time  student  of  Christ  Church,  Oxford. —  J.  M. 

(49)  It  appears  from  the  Register  uf  the  parish  of  Westbury,  co.  Salop, 
that  she  was  born  at  Cans  Castle,  co.  Salop,  21st  Sept.  1653. — J.  M. 


*  All  the  entries  here  abstracted  from  the  Court  Rolls,  from  the 
6th  to  the  38th  H.  8th,  were  taken  by  me  from  a  Paper  Book  (now  in 
the  custody  of  the  Steward  of  the  Manor),  transcribed  in  Latin  from 
the  original  Rolls  (not  now  to  be  found)  for  the  use  of  the  officer  of  the 
Court :  and  it  is  quite  clear  that,  in  the  entry  last  quoted  above,  the 
transcriber  has  erroneously  used  the  word  William  for  Thomas,  where 


I  have  underscored  that  word.  Mr.  Blakeway,  in  the  Sheriffs  of 
Shropshire,  has  referred  to  this  entry,  but  without  noticing  the  error, 
and  has  further  confused  the  descent  of  the  family  of  Thynne  by  several 
conjectures  that  are  alike  at  variance  with  the  evidence  to  be  found  in 
the  Court  Rolls  and  in  the  MSS.  in  the  College  of  Arms,  and  in  the 
Harleian  Library. 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 


PEDIGREE  OF  THE  THYNNE  FAMILY. 

[From   Sir  J.  B.   Burke's  "  Genealogical  and   Heraldic   Dictionary   of   the   Peerage   and 
Baronetage  of  the  British  Empire,"  for  1858.] 


BATH,  MARQUESS  OF  (John-Alexander  Thynne),  Viscount  Weymouth,  co.  Dorset,  Baron 
Thynne,  of  Wai-minster,  co.  Wilts,  and  a  Baronet;  b.  1  March,  1831;  a.  his  father,  as  4th 
Marquess,  24  June,  1837. 

LINEAGE. 

It  appears,  from  documents  in  possession  of  this  family,  that  its  ancient  surname  was 
Botevile  ;  and  under  that  name  that  it  enjoyed  lands  in  the  manor  of  Stretton,  in  Shropshire, 
for  many  generations,  from  the  time  of  King  John ;  in  whose  reign,  the  brothers,  Sir  Geoffrey 
and  Oliver  Boteville,  persons  of  great  eminence  and  rank  in  Poitou,  came  over  to  England, 
according  to  Matthew  Paris,  in  order  to  assist  the  King  against  his  rebellious  Barons.  The 
surname  of  Thynne  is  said  to  have  originated  with  John  Botevile,  who,  from  residing  in  one 
of  the  Inns  of  Court,  was  denominated  "  John  o'  TNInne"  and  thence  "  Thynne." 

SIR  GEOFFRY  BOTEVILLE  was  the  first  that  settled  at  Stretton  on  the  lands  given  him  by 
the  Earl  of  Arundel  (William  d'Albini),  which  have  been  ever  since  called  Botevile's  Lye. 
This  Sir  Geoffry  was,  by  King  John,  constituted  governor  of  Bel voir  Castle,  in  Leicestershire, 
which  had  been  taken  from  that  Earl.  In  the  said  parish  of  Stretton  did  this  family  reside, 
from  the  said  Sir  Geoffry's  time,  till  Sir  John  Thynne  the  elder  settled  at  Longleate,  in 
Wiltshire,  retaining  still  his  ancient  lands  in  Shropshire. 

WILLIAM  BOTEVILE,  his  son,  departed  this  life  AJ>.  1256,  leaving  a  son,  JOHN,  whose  name 
is  recorded,  in  an  old  roll,  among  the  knights  of  Shropshire  who  attended  at  the  siege  of 
Caerlaverock  Castle.  This  Sir  John  Botevile  had  two  sons,  Hugh  Botevile,  chaplain,  who 
had  livery  and  seisin  of  his  father's  lands  in  Stretton,  and  paid  his  relief  for  the  same, 
35  Edw.  HI.;  and  THOMAS,  of  whose  line  we  treat.  This  THOMAS  BOTEFELD,  who  had 
livery  and  seisin  of  lands  in  Stretton,  30  Edw.  EL,  1356,  left  by  Sibilla  his  wife,  a  son, 
RICHARD,  who  d.  in  1416,  leaving  a  son, 

THOMAS  BOTEVILE,  who  had  two  sons,  WILLIAM  and  JOHN;  from  the  latter  descend  the 
BOTEVYLES  of  Botevyle,  and  the  BOTFIELDS  of  Leighton,  Dawley,  and  Norton  Hall,  co.  North- 
ampton, now  represented  by  BERIAH  BOTFIELD,  Esq. 

WILLIAM  had  a  son,  RICHARD,  who'  was  father  of  JOHN  BOTEVILE,  called,  from  his  residence 
in  one  of  the  Inns  of  Court,  John  of  Th'Inne,  and  thence  came  the  name  Thynne  as  now  used. 
This  John,  according  to  Francis  Thynne,  Esq.,  Lancaster  Herald,  m.  Joan,  dau.  of —  Boudler. 

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66  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

The  issue  of  the  said  John  of  TKInne  (who  flourished  in  the  reign  of  King  Edward  IV.) 
were,  1.  Ralph  Botevile  (alias  Thynne);    2.  Eoger;  and  3.  Thomas. 

ROGER,  the  2nd  son,  was  father  of  two  daus.,  viz.,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Richard  Heynes, 
or  Eynes,  of  Stretton,  in  Shropshire,  and  Margaret ;  and  also  of  a  son,  William,  the  father  of 
Thomas  Thynne,  of  Deverill,  in  Wiltshire,  who  m.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of —  Done,  and  was  alive 
in  the  year  1625,  being  then  very  old. 

RALPH  BOTEVILE,  or  Thynne,  the  eldest  son  of  the  said  John  of  TKInne,  m.  Anne  (or  Joan, 
according  to  some  pedigrees),  dau.  of  John  Higgons,  of  Stretton,  and  by  her  had, 

TUOMAS,  his  successor. 

William,  master  of  the  household  of  Henry  VIII  ,  who  collected  and  published  the  works 
of  Chaucer,  with  notes,  1542.     He  was  father  of, 

FRANCIS  THYNNE,  Lancaster  Herald. 
Ralph  Thynne  was  s.  by  his  eldest  son, 

THOMAS  THYNNE,  of  Stretton,  who  m.  Margaret,  dau.,  and  at  length  heiress,  of  Thomas 
Eynes,  Esq.,  of  Stretton  (which  lady  was  granddau.  maternally  of  Humphrey  Gatacre, 
Esquire  of  the  body  to  HENRY  VI.,  who  was  descended,  through  females,  from  Sir  Richard 
Pembruge,  K.G.  (See  BURKE'S  Landed  Gentry.}  Thomas  Thynne  was  s.  by  his  eldest  son, 

SIR  JOHN  THYNNE.  This  gentleman  laid  the  foundation,  in  Jan.  1567,  of  the  magnificent 
mansion  at  Longleate,  co.  Wilts,  from  which  time  the  building  was  carried  on  until  1579,  so 
that  twelve  entire  years  were  consumed  in  its  erection.  This  is  said  to  be  the  first  well- 
built  house  in  the  kingdom.  Sir  John  Thynne  m.  1st,  Christian,  dau.  of  Sir  Richard 
Gresham,  Knt.,  lord  mayor  of  London,  and  sister  and  heir  of  Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  who 
founded  and  endowed  Gresham  College,  and  built  the  Royal  Exchange,  by  whom  he  had  issue, 

JOHN,  his  heir.  Francis  of  Kempsford. 

Thomas,  of  Bilsen. 

Dorothy,  m.  to  John  Strangways,  of  Melbury. 

Elizabeth,  TO.  to  Sir  John  Chamberlain. 

Catherine,  m.  to  Sir  Walter  Long,  of  Wraxall. 

He  m.  2ndly,  Dorothy,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Wroughton,  of  Broad-Hinton,  co.  Wilts,  and  had 
five  other  sons  and  two  daus.     He  d.  21  May,  1580,  and  was  s.  by  his  eldest  son, 

SIR  JOHN  THYNNE,  Knt.  of  Longleate,  who  m.  Joan,  youngest  dau  of  Sir  Rowland 
Hayward,  Knt.,  lord  mayor  of  London  (twice),  and  was  s.  by  his  eldest  son, 

SIR  THOMAS  THYNNE,  who  m.  1st,  Maria,  dau.  of  George  Lord  Audley,  by  whom  he  had 
three  sons,  the  two  elder  of  whom  d.  without  issue.  The  youngest, 

THOMAS  (Sir),  was  seated  at  Richmond,  Surrey:  and  marrying  Stuart,  dau.  and  co-heir  of 
Dr.  Walter  Balquanquill,  Dean  of  Durham,  left  a  son, 

THOMAS,  who  succeeded  to  Longleate,  and  lived  there  in  great  magnificence,  until 

basely  assassinated  by  means  of  Count  Konigsmark,  a  Swedish  nobleman. 
Sir  Thomas  Thynne  m.  2ndly,  Catherine,  dau.  of  Charles  Howard,  and  niece  of  Viscount 
Bindon.     The  eldest  surviving  son  of  this  marriage, 


THE  THTNNE  FAMILY.  07 

SIR  HENKY-FKEDKUICK   TIIVNSE,  of  Kempsford,  was  created  a  Baronet,  15  June,  1641. 
Sir  Henry  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  Thomas  1st  Lord  Coventry,  and  had,  with  other  issue, 
THOMAS,  his  successor. 
James,  LL.D.,  M.P.,  d.  unm.  in  1769. 

Henry-Frederick,  one  of  the  clerks  of  the  privy  council,  m.  Dorothy,  dau.  and  co-heir  of 
Francis  Philips,  Esq.  of  the  Inner  Temple,  barrister-at-law,  and  dying  in  1705,  left  an 
only  son, 

THOMAS,  who  m.  Lady  Mary  Villiers,  dau.  of  Edward  1st  Earl  of  Jersey,  and  dying 
in  1710,  left  a  posthumous  son, 

THOMAS,  who  s.  as  2nd  VISCODNT  WEYMOUTH. 
Sir  Henry  was  s.  at  his  decease  by  his  eldest  son, 

SIB  THOMAS,  who,  upon  the  murder  of  Thomas  Thynne,  Esq.,  as  stated  above,  became 
the  representative  of  the  family,  and  inherited  Longleate.  He  sat  in  Parliament  for  several 
years,  and  was  elevated  to  the  peerage,  11  Dec.  1682,  in  the  dignities  of  Baron  Thynne,  of 
Warminster,  in  Wilts,  and  Viscount  Weymouth,  with  remainder,  in  the  event  of  failure  of 
male  issue,  to  his  brother  Henry.  His  lordship  m.  Frances,  dau.  of  Heneage  2nd  Earl  of 
Winchilsea,  and  had  an  only  son, 

Henry,  who  predeceased  the  Viscount  1708,  leaving  two  dans.,  his  co-heirs,  by  Grace, 
dau.  and  sole  heir  of  Sir  George  Strode,  serjeant-at-law,  of  Leweston,  co.  Dorset,  viz., 
Frances,  m.  to  Algernon  (Seymour),  Lord  Percy  and  Duke  of  Somerset. 
Mary,  m.  to  William  (Greville),  Lord  Brooke. 

Lord  Weymouth  d.  28  July,  1714,  when  all  his  honours  devolved  upon  his  grandnephew, 
(refer  to  descendants  of  Henry  Thynne,  3rd  son  of  Sir  Henry-Frederick  Thynne), 

THOMAS,  as  2nd  Viscount,  who  m.  1st,  in  Dec.  1726,  Elizabeth,  dan.  of  Lionel,  Duke  of 
Dorset;  but  her  ladyship  d.  while  his  lordship  was  upon  his  travels,  before  cohabitation;  and 
2ndly,  in  1733,  Lady  Louisa  Carteret,  dau.  of  John  Earl  Granville,*  and  had  two  sons;  tin- 
younger,  Henry,  inheriting  the  property  of  his  maternal  grandfather,  assumed  his  name,  and 
was  created  Baron  Carteret ;  while  the  elder, 

THOMAS,  K.G.,  inherited,  at  the  decease  of  his  father,  12  Jan.  1751,  the  family  honours  as 
3rd  Viscount ;  and  was  elevated,  18  Aug.  1789,  to  the  MARQCESSATE  OF  BATH.     His  lordship 
m.  22nd  May,  1759,  Lady  Elizabeth  Cavendish-Bentinck,  eldest  dau.  of  William  2nd  Duke 
of  Portland,  by  whom  (who  d.  12  Dec.  1825,  aged  91)  he  had, 
THOMAS,  Viscount  Weymouth. 
GEORGE,  who  s.  to  the  barony  of  Carteret. 
JOHN,  late  LORD  CARTERET. 
Louisa,  m.  in  1781,  to  Heneage  late  Earl  of  Aylesford,  and  d.  in  1832. 

•  John  Carteret,  Earl  Granyille,  was  elder  son  and  heir  of  Sir  George  Carteret,  Bart,  (created,  in  1681, 
Baron  Carteret),  and  his  wife,  Lady  Grace  Granville,  youngest  dau.  of  John  Granyille,  Earl  of  Bath,  and 
eo-heir  of  her  nephew  William-Henry  last  Earl  of  Bath  of  that  family.  (BURKE' s  Extinct  and  Dormant 
Peerage.') 

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68  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Henrietta,  m.  in  1799,  to  Philip  late  Earl  of  Chesterfield,  and  d.  in  1813. 

Sophia,  TO  in  1784,  to  George  3rd  Earl  of  Ashburnham,  and  d.  in  1791. 

Isabella,  lady  of  the  bedchamber  to  the  Duchess  of  Gloucester,  d.  unm.  7  April,  1835. 

Mary,  m.  in  1806,  to  Osborne  Markham,  Esq.,  son  of  the  late  Archbishop  of  York,  and 
d.  in  Feb.  1814. 

Caroline. 
His  lordship  d.  19  Nov.  1796,  and  was  s.  by  his  eldest  son, 

THOMAS,  KG.,  2nd  Marquess.  This  nobleman,}.  25  Jan.  1765,  lord-lieutenant  and  custos 
rotulorum  of  the  co.  of  Somerset,  F.S.A.  and  F.L.S.,  TO.  24  April,  1794,  Isabella-Elizabeth, 
3rd  dau.  of  George  4th  Viscount  Torrington,  by  whom  (who  d.  1  May,  1830)  he  had 
issue, 

i.  Thomas,  Viscount  Weymouth,  6.9  April,  1796;  m.  11  May,  1820,  Harriet-Matilda, 
dau.  of  Thomas  Kobins,  Esq.,  and  d.  s.  p.  16  Jan.  1837. 

n.  HENRY-FREDERICK,  successor  as  3rd  marquess. 

m.  John,  in  holy  orders,  D.D.,  prebendary  of  Westminster;  b.  7  Nov.  1798;  m.  2  March, 
1824,  Anne-Constantia,  dau.  of  the  Eev.  Charles  Cobbe  Beresford,  and  has  had  issue, 

1.  George-Emilius,  b.  6  Dec.  1824;  d.  9  Aug.  1838. 

2.  Francis-John,  b.  17  June,  1830. 

3.  Arthur-Christopher,  b.  9  Nov.  1832. 

4.  William-Frederick,  capt.  rifle  brigade,  b.  8  Aug.  1834. 

5.  Alfred- Walter,  gren.-gds.,  b.  15  June,  1836. 

6.  John-Charles,  b.  14  April,  1838. 

7.  Reginald-Thomas,  b.  23  Dec.  1848. 

1.  Emily-Constantia.  2.  Selina-Charlotte. 

iv.  William,  lieut-col.  in  the  army,  b.  17  Oct.  1803. 
v.  Francis,  b.  20  Jan.  1805;  a!.  29  May,  1821. 
vi.  Edward,  b.  23  Jan.  1807;  m.  8  July,  1830,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  the  late  Wm.  Mellish, 

Esq.  of  Woodford,  which  lady  d  6  Mar.  1849.     His  lordship  m.  2ndly,  4  July,  1853, 

Cecilia-Anne-Mary,  dau.  of  the  late  C.-A.  Gore,  Esq.,  1st  life-guards,  and  had  issue  a 

son,  still-born,  21  April,  1855. 
vni.  Charles,  b.   9  Feb.   1813;  in  holy  orders,  canon  of  Canterbury;  m.  18  July,  1837, 

Harriet-Frances,  dau.  of  the    late    Eight    Eev.  Eichard    Bagot,  Bishop  of  Bath  and 

Wells,  and  has  issue, 

1.  Frederick-Charles,  b.  in  1838. 

2.  Charles-Ernest,  b.  26  Feb.  1849. 
1.  Gertrude-Harriet. 

i.  Elizabeth,  m.  in  1816,  to  Earl  Cawdor. 
ii.  Louisa,  TO.  5  July,  1823,  to  Henry,  Earl  of  Harewood. 
in.  Charlotte- Anne,  m.  13  Aug.  1829,  to  Walter-Francis,  Duke  of  Buccleuch. 
His  lordship  d.  27  March,  1 837,  and  was  s.  by  his  son, 


THE  THYNNE  FAMILY.  I','.) 

HENBV-FKEDEKICK,  Captain  R.N,  3rd  Marquess;  b.  24  May,  1797;  m.  19  April,  1880, 
Harriet,  dau.  of  Alexander,  Lord  Ashburton,  and  had  issue, 

JOHN- ALEXANDER,  present  Marquess. 

Henry-Frederick,  b.  2  Aug.  1832. 

Louisa-Isabella-IIarriet.  Alice,  d.  in  1847. 

His  lordship  d.  24  June,  1837. 

Creations — Baronet,  15  June,  1641.  Baron  and  Viscount,  11  Dec.  1682.  Marquess, 
11  Aug.  1789. 

Arms — Barry  of  ten,  or  and  sa. ;  quartering,  for  BOTEVILLE,  Arg.  a  lion  rampant,  tail 
nowed  and  erected,  gu. 

Crest — A  reindeer  statant  or. 

Supporters — Dexter,  a  reindeer  or,  gorged  with  a  plain  collar  sa. ;  sinister,  a  lion,  tail 
nowed  and  erected,  gu. 

Motto — J'ai  bonne  cause. 

Seat — Longleate,  Warminster,  Wiltshire. 

Town  House — 44,  Berkeley  Square. 


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CHAPTER  III. 

THE  HISTORY  OF  THE  FAMILIES  OF  BOTEVYLE  AND  BOTFIELD. 

IT  has  been  well  remarked  that  the  repository  of  the  Roman  or 
Imperial  type  of  character  is  not  the  aristocracy  specially  of  this 
country,  hut  its  middle  class.  It  is  to  be  recognized  in  that  union  pf 
the  moral  faculties  and  the  intellectual  powers,  in  that  simplicity  and 
strength  of  character,  in  that  energy  combined  with  judgment,  in 
that  will  tempered  by  reflection,  which  constitute  the  highest  attributes 
of  excellence  in  the  human  race.  These  sterling  qualities  are  fortu- 
nately of  frequent  occurrence  in  the  middle  classes  of  England,  and  the 
simple  annals  of  men  derived  therefrom  may  be  perused  with  interest 
by  all  those  who  think  that  honesty,  industry,  and  sobriety  constitute 
Nature's  patent  of  nobility.  "  The  real  aristocracy  of  a  country,  that 
which  raises  a  country,  that  which  strengthens  a  country,  and  that 
which  dignifies  a  country,  that  which  spreads  her  power,  creates  her 
moral  influence,  and  makes  her  respected  and  submitted  to,  bends  the 
heart  of  millions,  and  bows  down  the  pride  of  nations  to  her,  the 
instrument  of  obedience,  the  fountain  of  supremacy,  the  true  throne, 
crown,  and  sceptre  of  a  nation — this  aristocracy  is  not  an  aristocracy  of 
blood,  not  an  aristocracy  of  fashion,  not  an  aristocracy  of  talent  only, 
it  is  an  aristocracy  of  character.  That  is  the  true  heraldry  of  man."* 

It  is  not  easy  to  collect  the  memorials  of  those  whose  unobtrusive 
lives  have  furnished  little  matter  to  be  recorded,  or  to  collect  facts 
which  even  at  the  time  of  their  occurrence  excited  but  little  observation. 
We  know  that  Stretton  was  a  royal  or  at  least  regal  manor  before 
the  Conquest,  and  was  unquestionably  of  great  importance  in  the 
Saxon  period.  Edwin  Earl  of  Mercia  held  it  in  the  time  of  the  Con- 

*  The  "  Times  "  of  November  14,  1857. 


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fcssor,  and  had  four  sub-manors  therein.  After  the  Conquest  Earl 
Roger  kept  it  in  his  own  hands,  and  it  passed  to  the  Crown  by  tin- 
forfeiture  of  Robert  de  Belesme.  It  is  most  probable  that  Le  Bntr 
Wood  (now  Leebotwood)  and  Le  Bote  Feld  (now  Botfield  or  Botevylo) 
were  in  some  sort  subject  to  the  great  Manor  of  Stretton,  and  that 
from  these  districts  the  resiants  of  that  manor  originally  derived 
their  house-bote  and  hay-bote.  A  strong  confirmatory  circumstance 
is  this,  that  when  the  Valor  Ecclesiasticus  was  taken  in  the  reign  of 
Henry  VIII.  the  monastery  of  Haghmond  (to  which  establishment 
Leebotwood  belonged)  paid  to  the  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton  a 
rent  of  two  shillings  per  annum  "  for  the  Manor  of  Lebotwood," 
which  is  found  in  Domesday  under  the  name  of  Lega.  Botevyle  was 
probably  a  berewick  of  Lydley,  a  manor  described  in  the  sixth  volume 
of  Mr.  Ey ton's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire.* 

We  now  come  to  the  branch  of  the  Botevyle  family  which  retained 
its  ancient  name,  and  remained  seated  at  or  near  the  same  spot  where 
it  was  originally  found. 

The  first  of  this  line  was  John  Botevyle,  to  whom  and  to  Joan 
his  wife  the  copyhold  estate  at  Botevyle  was  surrendered  by  Thomas 
his  father  in  1439.  He  was  succeeded  by  his  son  John  Botevyle, 
or  Bottefeld,  who  was  of  Botevyle  in  the  5th  and  the  9th  years  of 
King  Edward  IV.,  1465  and  1469.  Tliis  gentleman  left  issue  a 
daughter  Sibilla,  who  was  twice  married,  first  to  Mr.  Hyatt,  by  whom 
she  had  a  son  John  Hyatt  in  1533,  and  secondly  to  Hugh  Grove,  who 
appears  from  the  Court  Rolls  of  Stretton  to  have  been  living  in 
1533 ;  and  a  son  William  Botevyle  of  Botevyle,  who  married  Joyce 
daughter  of  Jenkin  Sankey  of  Leebotwood,  and  was  living  in  the  20th 
and  23rd  of  Henry  VIII.,  1528  and  1531.  By  his  wife  Joyce  he  left 
issue  :  1.  Thomas  Botevyle  his  son  and  heir,  who  was  living  at  Botevyle 
in  1565,  and  who  was  twice  married,  first  to  Margaret  daughter  of 
Thomas  Palmer  of  Hughley  in  the  county  of  Salop  ;  2.  John  Botevyle 
who  surrendered  some  lands  at  Stretton  to  Ralph  Leighton  and  Anne 

*  See  this  interesting  account  in  the  Appendix,  No.  121,  p.  ccccii.  &c. 


72  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

his  wife,  on  which  his  elder  brother  laid  a  complaint  before  the  Court ; 
3.  Peter  Botevyle  of  Leebotwood,  whose  son  Koger  was  living  in  1623, 
having  married  Mary  daughter  of  Nicholas  Bullock,  by  whom  he  had 
a  daughter  Mary,  who  was  baptized  at  Stoddesden  on  the  28th  of 
November,  1605,  and  a  son  Richard,  who  died  a  bachelor  ;  4.  Richard 
Botevyle,*  who  had  issue  two  sons,  Peter  and  Richard,  recorded  as 
living  in  1623  ;  and  lastly  three  daughters. 

Thomas  Botevyle  by  his  first  marriage  with  Margaret  Palmer  became 
the  father  of  Thomas  Botevyle  of  Botevyle  his  son  and  heir,  who 
married  Katherine  daughter  of  Richard  Slade  of  Wootton  Hall  in  the 
county  of  Salop,  and  of  another  son  William  Botevyle  who  died  without 
issue.  This  Thomas  Botevyle  had  issue  three  sons  and  five  daughters, 
namely  :  1.  Richard  Botevyle,  who  was  of  Botevyle  in  1623,  and 
entered  his  pedigree  in  the  Heralds'  Visitation  of  that  year.  He 
married  Evetta  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Henry  Wood,  M.D.,  of  West 
Coppice  in  the  county  of  Salop ;  2.  Francis  Botevyle,  who  was  of 
Bucknell  in  Shropshire  in  1623,  and  his  children  then  born  were 
Thomas,  Prances,  Sarah,  who  married  John  Williams,  and  Elizabeth. 
He  was  afterwards  of  Letton  Court  in  the  county  of  Hereford,t  and 
had  other  children,  namely :  Richard,  Anne,  who  was  twice  married, 
first  to  Thomas  Jauncey,  secondly  to  Thomas  Seycil,  and  another 
daughter  married  to  James  Woodhouse  of  Byton  co.  Hereford,  and 
a  fourth  married  to  William  Smith  of  Shrewsbury ;  3.  Thomas 
Botevyle,  who  died  unmarried ;  4.  Anne,  married  to  Roger  Nicolls 
of  Shrewsbury ;  5.  Mary,  married  to  John  Wilkes  of  All  Stretton  ; 

*  The  Corporation  of  Shrewsbury  were  always  good  friends  to  the  friars,  and  in  the  llth 
of  Henry  VIII.,  1519,  ordered  that  the  Warden  of  the  Franciscans  should  have  ten  marks 
towards  the  repairs  of  his  house.  In  the  20th  Henry  VIII.,  1528,  it  appears  "  They  be 
agreed  if  the  comens  be  agreable  therto  to  geve  to  the  warden  and  covent  of  grey  freres 
toward  there  icparacons  xl3.  qui  communitas  burgensium  concordat!  sunt  per  Thomam 
Lloyd  quod  gardianus  i-t  coventus  fr'um  Minorum  habebunt  de  thesauro  ville  xxxiii*.  iiijd. 
.lisponend'  super  visum  Ric'i  Eotfeld  et  Ed'ri  Yeman." — Owen  and  Blakeway's  History  of 
Shrewsbury,  ii.,  463. 

f  See  his  Will  in  the  Appendix,  p.  cclxv. 


THE  BOTEVTLE  FAMILY.  7.', 


6.  Jane,  who  married  Francis  Slade  of  Wotton  co.  Salop  ;  7. 
who  married  Lewis  Jones  of  Edwin  Loach  in  the  county  of  Worcester  ; 
and  8.  Joyce,  married  to  John  Jones  of  Ludlow.  Richard  Botevyle 
had  issue  by  his  wife  Evetta  a  son,  John  Botevyle  of  Botevyle,  who 
was  aged  forty-six  on  the  17th  of  August,  1663,  and  his  nuncupative 
will  is  dated  the  23rd  of  January,  1668-9,  and  was  proved  at  Hereford 
on  the  8th  of  May,  1669  ;  t  and  two  daughters,  Katherine,  who 
married  Abraham  Broughton,  and  Sarah,  who  married  Edward  Everall 
of  Buckley  in  the  parish  of  Acton  Burnell.  This  John  Botevyle,  who 
died  in  1668-9,  left  issue  by  his  wife  Margaret,  daughter  of  Robert 
Cox  of  Bromfield  in  the  county  of  Salop,  three  sons  and  two  daughters, 
namely:  1.  John  Botevyle  of  Botevyle,  gentleman,  who  was  twenty- 
four  years  old  on  the  17th  of  August,  1663,  and  was  buried  at  Church 
Stretton  on  the  8th  of  December,  1721  ;  2.  Thomas  Botevyle,  gentle- 
man, who  was  buried  at  Church  Stretton  on'  the  15th  of  March,  1670-1, 
and  to  whose  widow  administration  was  granted  on  the  3rd  of  April, 
1671.  J  By  her  he  left  issue  a  son  Richard  Botevyle  of  Shrewsbury, 
who  was  admitted  of  the  Saddlers'  Company  in  that  town  on  the  23rd 
of  April,  16944  He  possessed  a  copyhold  estate  called  Berry's  in  the 
Manor  of  Stretton,  which  he  surrendered  on  the  27th  of  July,  1724  ; 
he  was  executor  to  his  cousin  Richard  Botevyle  of  Botevyle  and  of 
Ludlow,  gentleman,  in  1732.  J  He  was  married  on  the  25th  of  May  at 
Uffington  to  Elizabeth  Gravenor  of  the  parish  of  St.  Chad,  Shrewsbury  ; 
3.  Francis  Botevyle,  who  died  without  issue  ;  4.  Sarah,  who  died  un- 
married ;  and  5.  Anne,  who  was  married  at  Rushbury  on  the  15th 
of  April,  1668,  to  Francis  Janney,  of  the  parish  of  Munslow  in  the 
county  of  Salop.  John  Botevyle,  who  died  in  1721,  left  issue  by  his 
wife  Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  William  Kyffin,  Esquire,  of  Bodvach 
in  the  county  of  Montgomery,  four  sons,  namely  :  1.  Richard  Bote- 

*  In  1647,  Richard  Evans,  brother  of  Elizabeth  Botefield  of  Pulverbatch,  administered  to 
her  effects. 

f  See  this  document  in  the  Appendix,  p.  cclxix. 
J  See  Appendix,  p.  cclxix. 

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74  STEMHATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

vyle,  gentleman,  who  was  four  years  old  on  the  17th  of  August,  1063, 
and  was  married  to   Ann  Colfax  at   Brace  Meole  on  the  second  of 
November,  1682.      He  was  buried  at  Church  Stretton  on  the  22nd 
of  December,  1726  ;    2.  John  Botevyle,   gentleman,  who  was  baptised 
at  Eaton-under-Haywood  on  the  9th  of  June,  1664,  and  was  married 
to  Mary  Botfleld  of  Leebotwood  on  the  12th  of  May,  1712.     He  was 
buried  at  Wolstaston  on  the  21st  of  August,  1751,  having  had  issue  by 
his  wife  Mary,  who  had  been  interred  at  the  same  place  on  the  16th  of 
February,  1733,  three  sons,  namely :    John,  baptised  at  Wolstaston, 
24th  of  March,  1714,  and  buried  there  2nd  of  November,  1776  ;  Peter, 
baptised  on  the  15th  and  buried  on  the  23rd  of  March,  1723 ;  and 
another  son  of  the   same   name,  baptised  at  Wolstaston  on  the  1st 
of  November,  1726,  and  buried  there  on  the  25th  of  November,  1793  ; 
3.  Peter  Botevyle,  of  the  Walk  Mill  at  Leebotwood,  who  died  there  on 
the  28th  and  was  buried  oh  the  30th  of  April,  1733,  aged  65,  leaving 
issue  by  his  wife  Sarah  a  daughter  bearing  her  name,  who  was  bap- 
tised at  Leebotwood  on  the  30th  of  December,  1698,  was  married  there 
on  the  29th  of  May  to  Richard  Everall,  and  was  buried  there  on  the 
8th  of  February,  1736  ;  and  4.  Thomas  Botevyle,  or  Botfield,  who  was 
married  at  Acton  Burnell  on  the  4th  of  June,  1710,  to  Mary  Hotchkiss 
of  the  parish  of  Hughley,  co.  Salop,  and  was  interred  at  Acton  Burnell 
on  the  llth  of  March,  1747.     By  her  he  left  issue  two  sons  and  two 
daughters,  namely :    1.  John   Botfield,  who  was  baptised  at  Acton 
Burnell  on  the  14th  of  January,  1717,  and  was  buried  there  16th  of 
January,  1758,  leaving  issue  by  his  wife  Susanna  four   sons   and  a 
daughter,   namely :    Thomas,  baptised  21st  September,   1753,  John, 
baptised  on  the  21st  July,  1754,  Mary,  baptised  5th  November,  1755, 
and  buried  15th  July,  1765,  and  a  posthumous  son  Richard,  baptised 
12th  May,  1758— all  at  Acton  Burnell ;  2.  Thomas  Botfield,  baptised 
at  Acton  Burnell,  9th  September,  1720,  and  buried  there  8th  April, 
1735 ;  3.  Joyce  Botfield,  baptised  27th  November,  1712 ;  and  4.  Mary 
Botfield,   baptised  at  Acton  Burnell,  6th  October,  1719,  and  buried 
there  6th  October,  1740. 

Richard  Botevyle  of  Botevyle  was  a  witness  to  an  Indenture  of  the 


THE  BOTEVYLE  FAMILY.  75 

2Gth  and  27th  of  March,  1719,  relating  to  the  lands  at  Bromdon  in 
the  county  of  Salop  which  are  now  in  the  possession  of  Beriah  Botfidd, 
Esquire.*  He  left  issue  by  his  wife  Anne,  who  was  buried  at  Church 
Stretton  on  the  8th  of  July,  1729,  two  sons  and  a  daughter,  namely : 
1.  Richard  Botevyle  of  Botevyle,  gentleman,  who  was  baptised  at 
Church  Stretton  on  the  27th  of  February,  1688.  He  was  admitted  to 
lands  in  the  Manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington  as  son  and  heir  apparent 
of  his  father  in  1713.  He  is  described  as  "  of  Stretton,  gent."  in  1718, 
as  Richard  Botevyle,  junior,  in  1723,  and  as  "  late  of  Botevyle,"  when 
he  surrendered  copyhold  lands  in  the  said  manor  in  1731.  He  appears 
to  have  removed  to  Ludlow,  since  he  is  described  as  of  that  place 
when  his  will  was  presented  in  the  Court  of  the  Manor  of  Lydley  and 
Cardington  on  the  21st  of  February,  1731-2,  in  which  will  his  cousin 
Richard  Botevyle  the  elder  of  Shrewsbury,  saddler,  is  named  as 
executor ;  2.  William  Botevyle,  who  was  baptised  at  Church  Stretton 
on  the  29th  of  March,  1693,  and  is  described  as  of  Ludlow,  mercer, 
deceased  in  1732,  for  we  then  find  his  eldest  son  Benjamin,  a  minor, 
admitted  as  the  customary  heir  of  his  uncle  Richard  to  copyhold 
lands  and  tenements  at  Botevyle,  but  this  Benjamin  appears  to  have 
settled  in  London,  as  he  is  described  as  of  London,  vintner,  in  174-2 ; 
3.  Anne,  the  daughter  of  Richard  and  Anne  Botevyle,  was  baptised 
at  Church  Stretton  on  the  23rd  of  December,  1685,  and  died  unmarried. 
We  may  now  revert  to  Richard,  the  son  of  Thomas  and  Anne  Botevyle, 
who  was  of  Shrewsbury,  saddler,  and  by  Elizabeth  his  wife  had  issue 
Thomas  Botevyle  of  Shrewsbury,  apothecary,  who  was  baptised  at 
St.  Chad's  Church  on  the  15th  of  January,  1705,  and  was  buried  there 
on  the  llth  of  November,  1783 ;  and  Richard  Botevyle,  who  was 
apprenticed  to  his  father  on  the  25th  of  May,  1718,  and  was  admitted 
of  the  Saddlers'  Company  on  the  10th  of  June,  1726.  He  was  also 
admitted  in  the  Manor  Court  of  Church  Stretton  on  the  third  of  July, 
1735,  to  "  Berry  Messuage  "  as  son  and  heir  of  his  father,  late  of  tin- 
town  of  Shrewsbury,  deceased.  He  also  possessed  a  copyhold  estate 
at  Botevyle  in  the  manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington  in  1742 ;  and 

*  See  Appendix,  No.  184,  p.  ccccxxi.x. 
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76  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

married  Martha  Clarke,  by  whom  he  had  issue  four  sons  and  a  daughter 
Martha,  who  was  married  at  St  Chad's  on  the  8th  of  September,  1763, 
to  Richard  Newling  of  Shrewsbury,  saddler  ;  1.  John  Botevyle,  who  was 
baptised  at  St.  Chad's,  Shrewsbury,  on  the  22nd  of  February,  1731-2, 
and  was  buried  there  on  the  22nd  of  July,  1751 ;  2.  Richard  Botevyle, 
who  was  baptised  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  20th  of  February,  1732-3,  and 
was  buried  there  on  the  24th  of  October,  1746  ;  3.  William  Botevyle, 
who  was  baptised  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  14th  of  February,  1734-5,  and 
was  buried  there  on  the  19th  of  April,  1751 ;  4.  Thomas  Botevyle  of 
Shrewsbury,  saddler,  who  was  baptised  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  21st  of 
December,  1738,  and  succeeded,  by  surrender  of  his  mother  on  the 
27th  of  October,  1760,  to  the  copyhold  estate  at  Botevyle,  which  he  then 
sold  to  Mr.  Moses  Luther,  from  whom  it  passed  to  his  son-in-law  Mr. 
Wilding.  He  was  married  at  St.  Julian's,  Shrewsbury,  to  Ann  Hewlett, 
who  was  buried  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  18th  of  January,  1797,  leaving 
issue  by  him  two  sons  and  two  daughters.  Of  these  Edward  Botevyle, 
baptised  at  St.  Julian's  on  the  18th  of  March,  1784,  was  twice  married, 
first  to  Mary  Ann  Jones  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  4th  of  November,  1807, 
and  who  was  buried  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  21st  of  June,  1822,  secondly 
to  Priscilla  Lissimore  at  the  same  church  on  the  30th  of  July,  1830. 
He  died  on  the  23rd  of  July,  1849,  leaving  issue  by  his  first  wife  Mary 
Ann  two  sons  and  four  daughters,  namely :  Thomas  John  Botevyle, 
born  on  the  21st  of  May,  1809  ;  Edward  Brandon  Botevyle,  born  on  the 
20th  of  April,  1816;  Anne  Elizabeth,  buried  at  St.  Chad's  on  the 
first  of  April,  1811 ;  Elizabeth  born  on  the  28th  of  June,  1812  ;  Jane 
Harriet  born  on  the  30th  of  September,  1814 ;  and  Anne  buried  at 
St.  Chad's  on  the  9th  of  May,  1823. 

Of  the  two  daughters  of  Thomas  and  Ann  Botevyle,  Elizabeth  died 
unmarried,  and  was  buried  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  18th  of  October,  1831, 
aged  67,  and  Martha  also  died  unmarried,  and  was  interred  in  the 
same  church  on  the  first  of  September,  1836,  aged  57.  Thomas,  the 
eldest  son  of  Thomas  and  Ann  Botevyle,  was  an  innkeeper  in  Shrews- 
bury, and  was  thrice  married,  but  by  his  first  two  wives  had  no 
surviving  issue;  by  his  third  wife  Harriet  Trehearn,  to  whom  he 


BUI  rii:i.i>  r.\\iii.v.  77 

was  married  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  14th  of  June,  1810,  he  left  issue  on. 

son  and  two  daughters.     He  was  buried  ;it  St.  Michm-l's  on  the  llth 

of  February,  1831,  and  his  widow  died  on  the  13th  of  September,  1849, 

and  was  interred  in  the  same  church  at  Shrewsbury.     Thomas  Bote- 

vyle,  their  only  son,  was  born  on  the  31st  of  January,  1814,  and  was 

married  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  8th  of  August,  1838,  to  Margaret  Jones. 

Of  the  two  daughters  of  Thomas  and  Harriet  Botevyle,  Elizabeth,  born 

on  the  22nd  of  September,  1816,  was  married  at  Pontesbury  on  the 

llth  of  February,  1847,  to  John  Pyefinch  of  Shrewsbury,  druggist, 

and  Emily  was  married  at  St.  Chad's  on  the  29th  of  September,  1841, 

to  William  Henry  Tyler.      Thomas  Botevyle  had  issue  by  his  wife 

Margaret  six  daughters,  and  one  son,  who  are  all  living,  namely : 

Harriet,  born  on  the  14th  of  September,  1839 ;    Emily,  born  on  the 

21st   of  June,    1842 ;  Elizabeth,    born   on  the  9th   of  April,   1844 ; 

Margaretta   Jane,   born  on  the  9th  of  February,  1846 ;    Susannah, 

born  on  the  llth  of  February,  1848 ;  and  Frances,  born  on  the  8th 

of  July,  1855 ;    and  one  son,   Thomas  Beriah,   born  on  the  18th  of 

May,  1852.     I  have  thus  traced  the  descent  of  the  Shrewsbury  branch 

of  the  Botevyle  family  down  to  the  present  time,  and  now  proceed 

to  trace  the  other  line  which  assumed  the  name  of  Botfield. 

Thomas  Botevyle,  the  son  and  heir  of  William  Botevyle  otherwise 
Botfleld,  was  as  we  have  seen  twice  married,  the  issue  of  his  wife 
Margaret  having  been  already  given ;  we  now  come  to  his  children  by 
his  second  wife  Joan.  These  were,  Peter,  who  was  living  in  1623 ; 
Richard  Botevyle  of  Shrewsbury,  who  left  a  daughter  Katherine 
living  in  1623  ;  and  John  Botevyle  of  Leighton  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
who  had  issue  a  daughter  Katherine,  and  a  son  William  Botevyle 
otherwise  Botefield,  who  was  twice  married,  first  to  Frances,  who  was 
buried  at  I/eighton  on  the  8th  of  May,  1632,  secondly  to  Anne,  who 
was  a  widow  on  the  3rd  of  May,  1639.  His  name  is  recorded  in  the 
Heralds'  Visitation  of  Shropshire  in  1623,  and  he  appears  to  have 
died  previous  to  the  3rd  of  May,  1639,  having  had  by  his  first  \\  ili- 
Frances  two  children,  Thomas  Botfield,  who  was  one  of  the  church- 
wardens of  Eaton  Constantine  in  1665,  and  Frances,  who  was  baptised 


78  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

at  Leighton  on  the  8th  of  April,  1632,  and  was  buried  there  on  the 
20th  of  December,  1036.      Thomas  Botfield  was  twice  married:  by 
his  second  wife  Mary  he  left  issue  Ales,  baptised  at  Eaton  Constantino 
on  the  17th  of  April,  1668,  and  William,  baptised  at  the  same  place 
on  the  3rd  of  January,    1670.      By  his  first  wife  Mary,   who   was 
buried  at  Leighton  on  the  4th  of  May,  1663,  he  had  issue  two  sons, 
Richard  and  Thomas,  and  a  daughter  Martha,  baptised  at  Leighton 
on  the  14th  of  April,  1663.     Richard  Botfield,  the  eldest  son,   was 
buried  at  Dawley  on  the  22nd  of  December,  1716,  leaving  issue  by 
his  wife  Mary,  who  was  interred  at  the  same  place  on  the  28th  of 
May,  1736,  a  son  Richard,  baptised  at  Dawley  on  the  25th  of  March, 
1683 ;    a   daughter  Mary   baptised  at  Dawley  on  the   24th  of  Feb- 
ruary, 1684-5  ;  and  another  daughter  Sarah,  baptised  at  Dawley  on 
the  29th   of  January,  1687-8.      Thomas  Botfield,  the  second  son  of 
Thomas  Botfield  by  Mary  his  first  wife,  was  of  Madeley,  but  was 
buried  at  Dawley  on  the  28th  of  May,  1735.     He  left  issue  by  his  wife 
Abigaile  five  daughters,  namely  :  Agnes,  who  was  married  on  the  17th 
of  November,  1728,  to  William  Baugh ;  Mary,  who  was  baptised  at 
Dawley  on  the  16th  of  April,  1689 ;    Isabella,  who  married  Edward 
Davies  of  Much  Wenlock ;  Anne,  baptised  at  Dawley  on  the  30th  of 
October,  1691 ;  and  Abigail,  baptised  at  the  same  place  on  the  10th  of 
April,  1693 ;   and  two  sons,  of  whom  Thomas  the  eldest  was  baptised 
at  Dawley  on  the  17th  of  January,  1696-7  ;  and  Beriah  Botfield,  who 
was  born  at  Dawley  on  the  28th  of  February,  1702-3,  and  was  married 
at  Madeley  on  the  14th  of  February,  1732,  to  Margaret  daughter  of 
John  and  Ann  Adams,  who  was  born  on  the  7th  of  October,  1703. 
He  resided  in  a  cottage  at  the  Holly-hedge,  and  was  buried  at  Dawley 
on  the  8th  of  April,  1754,  leaving  issue  by  Margaret  his  wife  two  sons 
and  throe  daughters,  namely :   Mary,  who  was  born  on  the  16th  of 
December,  1732,  and  died  on  the  15th  of  December,  1741 ;  Martha, 
twin  with  Thomas,  who  died  on  the  17th  of  February,  1740;  and 
Sarah,  twin  with  Richard,  who  died  on  the  llth  of  September,  1739. 
Of  the  two  sons,  Richard  was  born  on  the  llth  of  June,  and  died  on 
the  31st  of  July,  1739. 


THE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY.  79 

Thomas,  the  eldest  son  of  Beriah  Botfield,  was  born  at  Dawley  on 
the  14th  of  February,  1736,  and  baptised  on  the  day  following.  He 
was  admitted  a  burgess  of  the  borough  of  Wenlock  on  the  27th  of 
October,  1761,  in  respect  of  gift.  He  was  married  at  Worfield  in 
the  county  of  Salop,  on  the  29th  of  September,  1760,  to  Margaret 
daughter  of  William  and  Anne  Baker  of  Bromley,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  who  was  born  on  the  6th  of  September,  1730,  and  died  on  the 
5th  of  November,  1803.  By  this  lady  he  had  issue  three  sons. 

This  Thomas  was  the  founder  of  the  existing  fortunes  of  the  Botfield 
family.  By  the  first-fruits  of  his  honest  industry  he  was  enabled  in 
the  year  1798  to  purchase  an  estate  at  Ystradfawr  in  the  parish  of 
Ystradgunlais  and  county  of  Brecon;  and  in  1801  he  acquired  the 
lordship  of  Norton  in  Northamptonshire,  with  the  manor  of  Long 
Buckby.  He  resided  at  Little  Dawley  in  a  house  belonging  to  Lord 
Craven,  now  occupied  by  Mrs.  Trigger,  and  was  the  first  to  develope 
the  mineral  property  of  the  late  Isaac  Hawkins  Browne,  Esq.  He 
built  on  that  estate  the  mansion-house  of  Malinslee  for  his  son  William's 
residence.  He  subsequently  removed  to  Earl's  Ditton,  a  house  of 
Lord  Craven's  on  the  Glee  Hill,  that  he  might  superintend  the  collieries 
in  that  locality.  There  he  closed  a  life  of  active  usefulness  on  the  5th 
of  April,  1801.  He  was  buried  at  Stirchley,  where  a  monument  was 
erected  by  his  sons,  bearing  the  following  inscription  :— 

To  the  Memory  of 
THOMAS  BOTFIELD,  GENT. 

of  Dawley. 
Who  died  on  the  5th  day  of  April,  1801,  in  the  65th  Year  of  his  Age. 

He  erected  the  Old  Park  Iron  Works  in  the  adjacent  Parish. 

His  life  was  marked  by  the  strictest  integrity,  indefatigable  industry, 

and  the  greatest  kindness  to  the  numerous  persons  in  his  employ. 

He  lived  respected  and  beloved,  and  died  sincerely  lamented. 

Also  of  MARGARET  BOTFIELD,  his  Wife, 
Who  died  on  the  5th  day  of  November,  1803,  in  the  72nd  Year  of  her  Age. 

Their  surviving  Sons, 

feeling  the  greatest  gratitude,  esteem,  and  affection  for  their  late  Parents, 
have  caused  this  monument  to  be  erected. 


80  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

A  simple  tomb  in  the  adjacent  churchyard  thus  records  their 
decease  : — 

In  Memory 
of  THOMAS  BOTFIELD, 

of  Dawley,  GENT. 
who  departed  this  life 

April  5th,  1801, 
in  the  65th  Year  of  his  Age. 

Also  of  MARGARET,  Wife 

of  the  above 

THOMAS  BOTFIELD, 

who  departed  this  life 

November  5th,  1803, 

in  the  72nd  Year  of  her  Age. 

Thomas  the  eldest  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfleld  was  born 
at  Little  Dawley,  on  the  14th  of  February,  1762 ;  resided  at  Court  of 
Hill  in  the  same  neighbourhood,  and  succeeded  his  father  in  the 
management  of  the  collieries  on  the  Clee  Hill.  He  married  Lucy, 
daughter  of  William  and  Sarah  Skelhorne  of  Liverpool,  at  Gresford,  on 
the  14<th  of  February,  1800.  He  subsequently  purchased  the  manor 
and  mansion  of  Hopton  Court,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  which  he  enlarged 
and  embellished,  continuing  to  reside  there  till  his  death  on  the  17th 
of  January,  1843.  He  acted  as  a  magistrate  in  his  own  district.  He 
was  a  deputy  lieutenant  for  Shropshire,  and  a  trustee  of  the  school 
founded  by  Sir  William  Childe  at  Cleobury  Mortimer.  He  was  a 
Fellow  of  the  Royal  Society  and  of  the  Geographical  and  Horticultural 
Societies,  and  was  one  of  the  earliest  promoters  of  the  Geological 
Society,  as  well  as  an  old  member  of  the  Society  of  Arts.  He  exercised 
his  ingenuity  in  constructing  iron  roofs  for  houses,  and  was  the  first 
to  introduce  the  use  of  hot  air  in  the  manufacture  of  iron.  He  was 
for  some  time  engaged  in  the  manufacture  of  paper  in  the  mills  at 
Hopton,  and  carried  on  with  his  brother  the  business  of  a  banker  at 
Shiffnal.  He  was  much  attached  to  field-sports.  He  hunted  in 
Leicestershire  with  the  great  Master  of  Foxhounds,  Mr.  Hugo  Meynell, 
and  was  intimate  with  Charles  Apperley,  the  Nimrod  of  the  Sporting 


THE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY.  81 

Magazine.  Later  in  life  he  hunted  his  own  harriers,  having  ohtained 
a  considerable  extent  of  land  by  the  purchase  of  the  estates  of  Farlow 
and  Detton.  He  served  the  office  of  Sheriff  for  Shropshire  in  1818,  and 
was  Treasurer  of  the  Salop  Infirmary  in  1843.  He  rebuilt  the  parish 
church  of  Hopton  Wafers  at  his  own  expense,  and  at  the  time  of  his 
death  had  commenced  the  erection  of  the  church  of  St.  John's, 
Doddington,  on  a  site  adjacent  to  the  collieries  on  the  Clee  Hill,  a 
structure  which  was  subsequently  completed  and  endowed  by  his 
widow,  Lucy  Botfield,  who  was  born  on  the  17th  of  June,  1774.  She 
continued  to  reside  at  Hopton  Court,  and  erected  the  parsonage  houses 
at  Doddington  and  at  Farlow,  in  pursuance  of  the  will  of  her  late  hus- 
band. She  died  at  Hopton  Court  on  the  15th  of  August,  1856,  and 
was  buried  in  the  tomb  erected  by  her  husband  in  the  churchyard 
of  Hopton  Wafers.  A  monument  in  the  chancel  of  that  church, 
executed  by  E.  H.  Baily,  R.A.,  thus  records  their  decease:  — 

In  Memory  of 
THOMAS  BOTFIELD,  Esq.  of  Hopton  Court,  in  this  Parish, 

F.R.S.,  M.R.I.,  F.G.S.,  F.H.S.,  F.G.S.,  M.S.A., 
For  many  years  a  Deputy  Lieutenant  and  Magistrate 

for  the  County  of  Salop. 
Born  February  14th,  1762      Died  January  17th,  1843. 

Also  of 

LUCY,  his  Wife, 
Born  June  17th,  1774.     Died  August  15th,  1856. 

William  Botfield,  the  second  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield, 
was  born  at  Little  Dawley  on  the  7th  of  May,  1766,  and  resided  at 
the  house  built  for  him  by  his  father  at  Malinslee.  He  succeeded  him 
in  the  management  of  the  Old  Park  iron-works  and  collieries,  and 
built  the  Stirchley  iron-works  and  furnaces,  as  well  as  the  furnaces 
at  Dark  Lane  and  Hinkshay.  He  devoted  a  long  and  active  life  to 
the  business  for  which  he  was  educated,  his  only  recreation  being  the 
sports  of  the  field  in  his  own  locality.  He  was  admitted  a  burgess 
of  Briclgnorth  on  the  19th  of  February,  1785.  On  the  14th  of  Ja- 

M 


82  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

nuary,  1774,  he  was  married  at  Donnington  to  Lucy  daughter  of  John 
and  Betty  Bishton  of  Kilsall,  in  the  county  of  Salop.  He  served  the 
office  of  Sheriff  for  Shropshire  in  1806,  when  the  occurrence  of  a 
general  election  gave  a  zest  to  the  duties  of  that  office.  Removing 
from  Malinslee  to  Decker  Hill  in  1812,  he  rebuilt  the  mansion  which 
he  had  purchased  at  that  place,  and  in  which  he  resided  till  his 
death,  on  the  26th  of  December,  1850.  He  acquired  by  purchase 
the  estates  of  Shadwell,  Mainstone,  the  Reilth,  and  Woodbach,  in  the 
neighbourhood  of  Bishop's  Castle,  to  which  considerable  additions 
have  been  made  under  his  will.  Lucy  Botfield,  his  widow,  who  was 
born  on  the  8th  of  September,  1770,  continued  to  reside  at  Decker 
Hill,  where  she  died  on  the  9th  of  December,  1851.  They  were  both 
interred  in  a  vault  he  had  erected  in  Shiffnal  churchyard,  and  a  mural 
monument  in  the  south  transept  of  Shiifnal  church  thus  records  their 
decease : 

SACRED 

to  the  Memory  of 
WILLIAM  BOTFIELD,  Esq., 

of  Decker  Hill, 

who  died  26th  December,  1850, 
aged  84  years. 

Also  of  LUCY, 

Relict  of  the  above 

WILLIAM  BOTFIELD,  Esquire, 

who  died  9th  December,  1851, 

aged  81  years. 

Beriah  Botfield,  the  third  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  was 
born  at  Little  Dawley  on  the  27th  of  July,  1768.  He  succeeded  his 
father  in  the  manorial  residence  of  Norton,  and  removed  from  Earl's 
Ditton  to  that  place  in  1810.  He  was  distinguished  as  an  excellent 
sportsman  in  Leicestershire  at  a  time  when  the  late  Mr.  Childe  of 
Kinlet  and  the  late  Lords  Forester  and  Delamere  had  just  introduced 
the  present  style  of  riding  to  hounds.  He  married  on  the  26th  of  July, 
1806,  at  Aston  near  Birmingham,  Charlotte,  daughter  of  William 


Till:  BOTFIELD  FAMin  x;; 

and  Helena  Withering  of  Edgbaston  Hall,  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 
He  greatly  enlarged  the  mansion  of  Norton  Hall,  lad  added  to  tin- 
estate  which  he  had  inherited  from  his  father.  He  died  at  Norton 
Hall  on  the  27th  of  AprU,  1813,  and  was  interred  in  a  tomb  which  he 
had  recently  constructed.  A  mural  monument  in  the  north  aisle  of 
Norton  church  bears  the  following  inscription  :— 

IN  MEMORY 

of 

BERIAH  BOTFIELD,  ESQ. 

who  was  born  at  Dawley  in  the 

County  of  Salop 

July  27th,  1768, 

And  died  at  his  seat  in  this  Parish 

April  27th,  1813. 
Estimable  for  the  social  virtues,  a  pattern  of  filial  piety 

and  conjugal  affection, 

This  respectable  character,  having  embellished  the  adjacent  mansion, 
and  done  much  to  ameliorate  the  moral  condition 

of  the  neighbouring  poor, 

was  removed  from  a  career  of  active  usefulness  to  an  untimely  grave 

by  a  train  of  severe  suffering,  sustained  with  exemplary  fortitude 

and  pious  resignation. 

This  marble  is  erected  by  his  deeply  afflicted  widow, 

in  token  of  her  lasting  Veneration 

and  Esteem. 

Charlotte  Botfield,  his  widow,  was  born  on  the  21st  of  February, 
1778.  She  accompanied  her  father  to  Lisbon,  and  narrowly  escaped 
capture  by  a  French  privateer  in  1798.  She  continued  to  reside  at 
Norton  Hall  till  her  decease  on  the  26th  of  October,  1825.  She  was 
interred  on  the  3rd  of  November  following,  in  the  tomb  which  her 
husband  had  erected ;  and  a  mural  monument  in  the  chancel  of  Norton 
church,  a  filial  tribute  to  her  memory,  was  executed  by  W.  Behnes, 
and  bears  this  inscription  : — 

CHARLOTTE  BOTFIELD, 

NAT.  FEB.  xxi.  MDCCLXXVIH.    OB.  OCT.  xxvi.  MDCCCJOIV. 
M2 


84  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Beriah  Botfield,  the  only  son  of  Bcriah  and  Charlotte  Botfield,  was 
born  on  the  5th  of  March,  1807,  at  Earl's  Ditton  in  Shropshire.  He  was 
educated  under  the  B-ev.  James  Slade  at  Dodford ;  the  Rev.  John  Eddy 
at  Guilsborough  ;  and  under  the  Rev.  William  Drury  at  Harrow  School. 
Prom  that  place  he  was  sent  to  the  Rev.  Henry  Thomas  Ellicombe 
at  Bitton  in  Gloucestershire  to  prepare  for  the  University,  which  he 
entered  as  a  Gentleman  Commoner  of  Christ  Church,  Oxford,  in  1824, 
and  proceeded  to  the  degree  of  B.A.  in  1828,  and  to  M.A.  in  1847. 
He  succeeded  his  father  in  the  Norton  estate  on  attaining  his  majority 
in  the  same  year.  He  made  a  tour  in  Scotland,  of  which  he  published 
a  narrative,  in  1829.  He  was  elected  a  Fellow  of  the  Geological  Society 
on  the  18th  of  April,  1828 ;  and  of  the  Horticultural  Society  on  the 
5th  of  August,  1828  ;  a  member  of  the  Royal  Institution  on  the  4th 
of  May,  1829 ;  and  of  the  Society  of  Arts  on  the  9th  of  June,  1830. 
He  served  the  office  of  Sheriff  for  Northamptonshire  in  1831,  during 
the  last  general  election  under  the  old  Parliamentary  system.  He 
subsequently  published  the  Poll- Books  for  the  county  of  Northampton 
from  the  years  1708  to  1831.  On  the  30th  of  October,  1834,  he  was 
elected  into  the  Royal  Society  of  Northern  Antiquaries  at  Copenhagen. 
On  the  17th  of  January,  1839,  he  was  elected  a  Pellow  of  the  Royal 
Society,  and  in  the  same  year  was  elected  a  Pellow  of  the  Society  of 
Antiquaries  of  London,  and  also  of  the  Linnsean,  the  Royal  Asiatic, 
the  Astronomical,  the  Statistical,  the  Zoological,  and  the  Royal 
Botanic  Societies.  On  the  5th  of  May,  1840,  he  became  an  Associate 
of  the  Institution  of  Civil  Engineers,  and  in  1841  of  the  Institute  of 
British  Architects.  He  also  became  a  member  of  the  Royal  Society  of 
Literature.  Inheriting  from  his  maternal  grandfather  a  love  for 
science,  he  became  early  attached  to  the  study  of  botany,  and  in  1819 
compiled  "  Memorabilia  Botanica ;  or,  Botanical  Notices  of  British 
Plants."  He  continued  the  prosecution  of  that  study  under  Dr.  Dau- 
beny,  and  followed  the  pursuit  of  geology  under  Professor  Buckland 
at  Oxford.  He  subsequently  devoted  himself  to  the  study  of  biblio- 
graphy, and  became  a  collector  of  rare  and  valuable  books,  which  he 
deposited  in  his  library  at  Norton  Hall.  He  was  elected  a  member 


THE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY.  ^."> 

of  the  Roxburghe,  Caraden,  Bannatyne,  Maitland,  Surtccs,  Abbotsford, 
Spalding,  Percy,  ^Elfric,  Hakluyt,  Cheetham  and  Philobiblon  Book 
Societies,  and  in  1853  was  admitted  into  the  Soci^te  dcs  Bibliophile* 
Franyais  at  Paris.  Mr.  Botfield  contributed  to  the  Roxburghe  Club  a 
volume  entitled  "  Manners  and  Household  Expenses  of  England  in  tin- 
thirteenth  and  fifteenth  centuries,  illustrated  by  original  Records* 
containing  the  Household  Roll  of  Eleanor,  Countess  of  Leicester, 
A.D.  1265  ;  Accounts  of  the  Executors  of  Eleanor,  Queen  Consort  of 
Edward  I.  A.D.  1291 ;  and  Accounts  and  Memoranda  of  Sir  John 
Howard,  first  Duke  of  Norfolk,  from  A.D.  1462  to  A.D.  1471.  Lon- 
don, 1841.  4to."  He  presented  to  the  Maitland  Club,  "  The  Historic 
of  the  Kirk  of  Scotland,  MDLVIIL— MDCXXXVI1.,  by  John  Row, 
Minister  at  Carnock,  with  additions  and  illustrations  by  his  sons,  with 
an  Index."  Edinburgh,  1841,  4to.  He  printed  for  the  Abbotsford 
Club  "  The  Buke  of  the  Order  of  Knyghthood,  translated  from  the 
French  by  Sir  Gilbert  Hay,  knight,  from  the  Manuscript  in  the  Library 
at  Abbotsford."  Edinburgh,  1847,  4to.  He  contributed  to  the  B;m- 
natyne  Club  two  volumes  of  "  Original  Letters  relating  to  the  Ecclesi- 
astical Affairs  of  Scotland,  chiefly  written  by,  or  addressed  to,  His 
Majesty  King  James  the  Sixth,  after  his  accession  to  the  English  Throne, 
from  M  DCIII.  to  MDCXXV.,  with  an  Index."  Edinburgh,  1851, 4to. 
He  edited  for  the  Surtees  Society  in  1838,  "  Catalogues  of  the  Library 
of  Durham  Cathedral  at  various  Periods  from  the  Conquest  to  the 
Dissolution,"  including  the  Catalogue  of  the  Library  of  the  Abbey  of 
Hulme,  and  of  the  MSS.  preserved  in  the  Library  of  Bishop  Cosin  at 
Durham.  In  1843  he  published  the  "  Stemmata  Botevilliana,  or  some 
Account  of  the  Family  of  Botfield,  anciently  De  Boteville,  in  the  county 
of  Salop,"  which  he  dedicated  to  his  uncle  William  Botfield.  In  1848 
he  published  a  Catalogue  of  the  Pictures  in  his  own  possession  at 
Norton  Hall ;  and,  in  the  same  year,  the  Bibliotheca  Hearneiana,  or 
Excerpts  from  the  Catalogue  of  the  Library  of  Thomas  Hearne,  A.M. 
printed  from  his  own  Manuscripts  preserved  in  the  Library  at  Norton 
Hall.  In  1849  he  published  his  Notes  on  the  Cathedral  Libraries  of 
En-land,  in  one  octavo  volume,  now  out  of  print,  from  the  press  of 


86  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Mr.  C.  Wliittingham  at  Chiswick,  the  results  of  visits  paid  at  different 
times  to  those  collections.*  He  contributed  to  the  Gentleman's 
Magazine  for  March  1834  an  account  of  the  Book  Treasures  in  the 

™ 

Royal  Lihrary  presented  hy  George  IV.  to  the  British  Museum.  He 
contributed  to  the  Philobiblon  Miscellany  some  account  of  the  first 
English  Bible ;  some  remarks  on  the  Preface  to  the  first  Editions  of 
the  Classics ;  and  some  notices  of  early  English  Books  printed  upon 
Vellum.  He  contributed  to  the  Archseologia,  vol.  xxxv.  pp.  383-395, 
some  account  of  the  Roman  Villa,  and  the  discoveries  made  by  himself, 
on  Borough  Hill,  the  ancient  Bennavenna,  adjoining  his  estate  at 
Norton,  in  the  autumn  of  1852. 

On  the  23rd  of  May  1810  he  was  returned  as  one  of  the  burgesses 
to  represent  the  borough  of  Ludlow  in  Parliament,  and  at  the  general 
election  on  the  3rd  of  July  of  the  following  year  was  re-elected  for  the 
same  place,  which  he  again  (unsuccessfully)  contested  upon  the  disso- 
lution on  the  30th  July,  1847  ;  but  at  the  general  election  on  the  27th 
of  March,  1857,  he  was  again  chosen  to  represent  that  borough  in 
Parliament.  In  1841  he  became  a  member  of  the  Royal  Irish  Academy 
at  Dublin  and  of  the  Institut  d'Afrique  at  Paris.  He  was  appointed 
a  Deputy-Lieutenant  for  Northamptonshire  on  the  23rd  of  February, 
1842,  and  for  Shropshire  on  the  16th  of  September,  1852,  being  in  the 
commission  of  the  peace  for  both  counties.  On  the  25th  of  July,  1850, 
he  was  honoured  with  a  gold  medal  by  the  late  King  of  Hanover  for 
his  literary  productions.  On  the  19th  of  March,  1852,  he  received  the 
Knight's  Cross  of  the  order  of  Albert  the  Brave  of  Saxony,  from  his  late 
Majesty  Frederick  Augustus  King  of  Saxony,  in  acknowledgement  of  a 
collection  of  British  minerals  presented  to  the  Royal  Collection  of  Mi- 
nerals at  Dresden.  On  the  8th  of  September,  1852,  he  was  honoured  by 
his  Majesty  Leopold,  King  of  the  Belgians,  with  the  civil  decoration  of 
the  order  of  Leopold,  in  acknowledgment  of  a  complete  collection  of 
British  birds  which  Mr.  Botfield  presented  to  the  Museum  of  Natural 
History  at  Brussels.  He  entered  the  South  Salopian  Yeomanry  as 

*  This  work  was  reviewed  in  the  Ecclesiologist,  and  in  the  Gentleman's  Magazine  for 
August,  1849. 


THE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY.  87 

Cornet  on  the  25th  of  February,  1842,  and  became  Lieutenant  on  tin- 
20th  of  April,  1848 ;  he  resigned  his  commission  in  the  corps  in  1850. 
He  was  elected  into  the  Oriental  Club  in  1839,  the  Carlton  Club  in 
1840,  the  Conservative  in  1841,  the  United  University  in  1843,  and 
the  Athenaeum  in  1847,  and  into  the  Dilettanti  Society  in  1844.  ll« 
became  a  Governor  of  Christ's  Hospital  in  1844,  of  St.  George's  in 
1845,  of  the  Foundling  in  1847,  and  of  the  Westminster  and  the 
Middlesex  in  1856.  He  was  elected  a  Director  of  the  British  Institu- 
tion in  1851,  and  a  Visitor  of  the  Royal  Institution  in  1857.  He  was 
an  original  member  of  the  British  Association  for  the  Advancement  of 
Science ;  and  in  1857  was  chosen  President  of  the  Shropshire  and  North 
Wales  Natural  History  and  Antiquarian  Society.  He  succeeded  his 
uncle  William  Botfleld  in  the  mansion  at  Decker  Hill  and  the  estates 
at  Bishop's  Castle  on  the  9th  of  December,  1851 ;  and  his  uncle 
Thomas  Botfield  in  the  mansion  and  estates  of  Hopton  Court  on  the 
15th  of  August,  1856.  By  their  decease  he  also  came  into  possession 
of  the  mineral  properties  in  Shropshire,  with  which  his  family  has  been 
so  long  and  so  honourably  connected.* 

The  ancient  seat  of  the  Botfield  family  was  unquestionably  the 
old  house  at  Dawley.  It  is  remarkable  that  the  founder  of  that 
family  never  lived  in  a  house  of  his  own:  that  wliich  he  occupied 
at  Dawley,  and  that  in  which  he  died  at  Earl's  Ditton,  being  both 
the  property  of  Earl  Craven.  The  mansion  which  he  purchased  at 
Norton,  shortly  before  his  decease,  was  inherited  by  his  third  son, 
Beriah,  who  made  it  his  residence ;  and  the  house  which  he  had 
built  at  Malinslee  was  occupied  by  his  second  son,  William.  Nor- 
ton had  been  the  residence  of  Agemund,  the  lord  of  the  soil  in 
Saxon  times,  and  at  the  time  of  the  Conquest  was  given  by  Wil- 
liam to  his  relative  the  Earl  of  Mellent.  After  passing  through 
various  hands,  it  came  into  those  of  the  ancient  and  powerful  family 
of  Knightley,  whose  possessions  in  the  time  of  Richard  the  Second  were 
larger  than  any,  except  those  of  the  great  Barons.  After  them 

»  A  schedule  of  the  estates  purchased  by  the  Botfield  family  is  given  in  the  Appendix, 
No.  95,  pp.  ccxlvii — ccliii.  and  in  a  subsequent  page. 


88  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Norton  was  purchased  and  possessed  by  the  Bretons  for  nearly  two 
centuries.  No  part  of  the  present  mansion  is  older  than  the  time  of 
James  the  Eirst ;  in  fact  the  principal  additions  have  been  effected  by 
the  late  and  the  present  owners  of  this  fair  inheritance. 

Hopton  Court,  which  Thomas  Botfield  selected  for  his  abode,  is 
picturesquely  situated  in  a  secluded  valley  under  the  Titterstone  Glee 
Hill.  The  Hydes  had  a  mansion  here  early  in  the  seventeenth  century; 
but,  that  having  been  taken  down,  their  successor,  Mr.  Oldham,  built 
on  another  site  the  present  house,  which  he  sold  to  Mr.  Hale,  from 
whom  it  was  purchased  by  Mr.  Botfield,  who  enlarged  and  improved 
it,  after  the  designs  of  Mr.  Nash. 

Decker  Hill  is  seated  on  a  gentle  eminence  near  the  town  of  Shiffnal, 
and  commands  a  fair  prospect  of  the  valley  of  the  Severn,  bounded  by 
the  varied  outline  of  the  Clee  Hills.  The  house  was  built  by  the  Hon. 
T.  Pitzwilliam,  and  greatly  enlarged  and  embellished  by  William  Bot- 
field, who  made  it  his  residence  for  the  last  forty  years  of  his  long  and 
useful  life.* 

The  armorial  bearings  of  the  Botfield  family  are,  "  Barry  of  twelve 
or  and  sable,"  though  the  reason  of  this  variation  from  the  Thynne 
arms,  "  Barry  of  ten  or  and  sable,"  except  as  a  mark  of  cadency,  I 
am  unable  to  account  for. 

The  crest  of  this  family  is,  "  On  a  wreath  a  reindeer  statant  or;" 
their  motto  "  J'ay  bonne  cause." 

The  annexed  Tables  will  show  the  descent  of  the  Botevyles  of  Ford, 
and  of  the  Botfield  s  of  Dawley.  They  have  been  carefully  deduced 
from  parochial  registers,  the  Visitations  of  Shropshire,  and  other 
authentic  sources,  by  Mr.  Joseph  Morris,  of  St.  John's  Hill,  Shrewsbury. 

Notices  of  the  family  of  Botfield  will  be  found  in  Sir  J.  B.  Burke's  Genealogical  and 
Heraldic  Dictionary  of  the  Landed  Gentry  of  England,  vol.  i.  p.  122,  London,  1849;  and 
vol.  i.  pp.  116,  117,  London,  1855;  and  in  his  Heraldic  Illustrations,  with  Explanatory 
Pedigrees,  plate  xxxi.  vol.  i.  London,  1844,  octavo. 


*  Some  account  of  these  three  mansions,  by  their  present  owner,  will  be  found  in  the 
Appendix,  No.  91,  pp.  ccxxix — ccxxxiii;  and  have  also  been  printed  by  Sir  John  Bernard 
Burke,  in  his  Visitations  of  Seats  and  Arms  in  England,  vol.  i.  p  xi.  pp.  151,  208. 


THE   BOTEVYLi;    KAMI  I. V. 

PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVILE  OF  BOTEVILE,  CO.  SALOP. 

[From  the  Visitation  of  Salop,  1623.] 


ARMS. — Barry  of  twelve  or  and  sable. 
CREST. — A  reindeer  tripping  or. 
MOTTO. — J'ay  bonne  cause. 

Will'us  Botevile,  de  Botevile,  in  com.  Salop.=pJocoi<a,  fllia  Jenkini  Sankcy,  de  Ley  Botwood,  in  com.  Salop. 


Johanna,  fil.=pThoma8  Botevile,  ilc^=Margareta,  61.  Thomffi 


Botevile,     in     com. 
Salop,  fil.  ct  litcres. 


Palmer,    de    Hcwligb, 
in  com.  Salop,  ux.  1. 


Petrus  Botcrile,  de 
Botwood,  in  com.  Salop. 


Rirhardus  Botevilr,  dp  l.iV 
Botwood,  in  com.  Salup, 
fil.  3. 


2.  Petrus 

1 

'•'>.  Kirhardus^.  •  «  . 

Johannes^-  •••      Hunimdus     Thomas^Katherina,     Willimua 

Rogeru»=FMuru, 

1                    I   I 
Richardu*     i'etni*  Bot 

Botevile, 

Hotcvile,    de 

Botevile, 

Botevile,        Bote- 

fil.  Ri-           Botevile, 

Bote- 

filia 

Botevile.         a° 

16'JS. 

coelebs, 

Sliirwrslniry, 

de  Leigh- 

de  Frodes-     vile,  de 

chardi            e.  p. 

vile,    a" 



261 

.  ».  p.      Richanliu  Bot*- 

:i"    1  'iL':!. 

HI.  3. 

ton,  in 

ley,  in  com.     Botc- 

Slade,  de 

1623. 

Bul- 

rile, a*  !• 

com.  Sa- 

Salop, fil.       vile,   in 

Wotton 

lock. 

lop,  fil.  4. 

6,  s.  p.            com. 

Hall,   in 

> 

1  

Salop, 

com.   S.i- 

flli.la     A» 

r~  r~ 

Katherina.        Willimu 

Botovile,  a°  1023.       Katherina.             lucres. 

Anna,  uxor 

Maria,  vx.  Joh'is 
Milkes,    de    Al- 

Jana,  vxor     Kli/.alic'tha,     Jocosa,  vxor     R 
Francisci       vxor  Lodo-     Joh'iajonea,     vi 

cardus  Botc-= 
e,   do    Bote- 

Wood,' 

lilia  Hen. 
,1,.   \\.    ;. 

Martha,  vx. 
Joh'ia  San- 

T 

Il«ll<-Ml.   . 

pKliiaWth., 
flli,  R  

colls,    de 

stretton,    in 

CO. 

Slade,  do       uici  Jones,     de  Ludlow,     vile,      in     co. 

coppis, 

in  com. 

key,  de  Ley- 

de    Ituck- 

Johwon. 

Slirowrs- 

Salop, 

Wotton.         de  F.duine,     in  co.  Salop.     Salop,     fil.    et 

Salop, 

et    eiui 

botwood 

ni  11,  in  ro. 

de  co.  He- 

Imrv. 

in    com.                                   lurres,  a"  1G23. 

1:     HI     -. 

Salop,  2  HI. 

reford. 

Wigom. 

1623. 

Joh'e*  Hotcvile,  fil.  p'mogenitus  wtatis  7  annor.  a"  1623. 


Sara. 


Katherina. 


Krancitcus. 
Elizabeth,  ». 


Thomat  1. 
Francuriii. 


Sarah. 
Kliiatxtha. 


RICHARD  BOTTEFELD. 


A  transcript  of  the  Pedigree  of  Boteville,  recorded  in  the  Visitation  of  the  County  of  Salop, 
a°  1623,  now  remaining  in  the  College  of  Arms,  this  27th  June,  1845. 

(Signed)  CHAS.  GEO.  YOUNG, 


!)0  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVILE  OF  BOTEVILE. 

[From  tlie  Visitation  of  Salop,  1663.] 


Rich.  Botevile,  of  Botevile,  in  the  parisli  of  Chtireh=pEvet,  daughter  and  colieire  to  Henry  Wood,  of 


Stretton,  in  com.  Salop  :  died  about  the  yeare  1650. 


Westcoppice,  in  com.  Salop. 


Jolin  Hotevile,  set.  46  an.=pMargaret,  daughter  to  Robert  Cox,  of  Bromfield,          1.  Catherine,  wife  to  Abraham  2.  Sarah,  wife  of  Edw.  Everell,  of 


17  Aug.  a°  1663. 


in  the  county  of  Salop.  Broughton.  Rocley,  in  com.  Salop. 


I 1 ' r —  — I —  — I 

Sarah.  Anne.  1.  John  Botevile,  set.  24  ann.=pEliz.  daugh.  to  ....  Kufh'n,  of  Bod verd,  2.  Thomas  Botevile.         3.  Francis  Botevile. 


17  Aug.  1663. 


in  com.  Montg. 


2.  John.  1.  Richard,  cet.  4  an.  1663. 


Certified  by  Mr.  JOHN  BOTTEVILE. 

A  transcript  of  the  Pedigree  of  Boteville  recorded  in  the  Visitation  of  the  County  of 
Salop,  a°  1663,  now  remaining  in  the  College  of  Arms,  this  27th  June,  1845. 

(Signed)  CIIAS.  GEO.  YOUNG,  Garter. 


PEDIGREES  OF  BOTVILLE  OF  SHREWSBURY,  &c. 

[Compiled  from  the  Court  Eolls  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  co.  Salop.] 


John  Botville,  gent,  surrendered  lands  held  of  the  manors  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  1683. 

Jcihn  Botfield,  gent,  buried  at  Bitterley,  21  Dec.  16Sl.=pLucia  Tyreman,  married  at  Bitterley,  co.  Salop,  26  Aug.  1071. 
Margaret,  buried  at  Bitterley,  27  Nov.  1680. 

Richard  Botville,  gent,  surrendered  lands  in  the  aforesaid=Anna  his  wife,  1694,  1727. 
manors  1694;  living  1723,  when  he  was  admitted  to  lands; 
his  death  presented  21  April,  1727. 


William  liotville,  of  Ludlow,  mercer,  =p. ...          Richard   Botville,  of  Ludlow,  co.  Salop.         Anne,  1731. 


deceased  1732. 


His  will  presented  in  Court,  21  Feb.  1731. 


Benjamin  Botville  (an  infant)  admitted  to  lands  in  Botville,  1732.      Of  London,  vintner,  1742. 
Richard   Botville,*  senior,  of  Shrewsbury,^Martha,*     1747,    surrendered    a 


sa. Idler,  1731. 
(Cousin  of  Rich,  of  Ludlow.) 


copyhold     messuage    in    HotlirM, 
1760;  living  17(JO. 


Thomas   Botville,  of  Shrewsbury,  John  Botville, 

saddler,   eldest    son,  admitted    to  1747. 

a  messuage  in  Botville,  1760. 

These  are  the  Richard  and  Martha  Botfield  in  the  printed  Pedigree;  but  there  is  no  evidence  of  the  said  Richard's  filiation. 


TIIK  BOTFIKLD  FAMILY. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTEVYLE,  OF  BOTEVYLE. 

[As  given  by  Uandlc  Holmes  in  Hadrian  -MS.  No.  1984,  fol.  100;  and  as  contained  in  tin-  Heralds'  Vi.-iuaiom  of 
Shropshire  in  1623  and  in  1663;  with  some  additions  from  Wills,  Court  Rolls,  and  Parochi..  s.] 


John  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  to  whom  the  copyhold  estate  at  Botovylc  wai 
surrendered  by  Thomas,  his  father,  in  1431). 


Joan  • 


John  Botevyle;  was  of  Botevyle  in  1465  and  1469  (see  note  in  No.  45  in  Pedigree  No.  1,  Part  I.) : 
with  him  Handle  Holmes  commences  the  Pedigree. 


William  Botevyle  (2;,  of  Botevyle:  was  living^Joyce,  dau.  of  Jenkin  Sankey,  of 
in  20-23  Hen.  VII.  (1504-8).  Lebotwood,  co.  Salop. 


Hyatt. =pSibillm(l);  living  25=IIugh   (irove;    2nd 
Hen.  VIII.  (1533.)  husband. 


Margaret,    dau.= 

otTho».  I'iilmcT, 
of  Hughley,  co. 

L 

=Thomas  Botevyle  (3),  of= 
Botevyle  (son  ami  heir, 
25th  Hen.  VIII.);    was 

=Joan;         John  Bote-           Peter  Botcvyle,: 
2nd                vyle  (4).            of  Lebotwood, 
wife.                                      co.  Salop. 

=  Richard  Bote.T=- 
vyle,  of  Lebot- 
wood, county     [ 

Thni-           John  Hyatt; 
daugb-         '.:.  tii  llin. 
ten.              VIII. 

Salop;  1st  wife. 

living  there  in  1565. 

of  Salop. 

L 

1 

1 

Thomas  -r-Katlu 

rine,         Wm.         Peter 

John  Botevyle,^ 

=  Richard  Bote-^  Humphrey        Roger= 

1                i   i 

=Mary(5),     Rii-hd.     P<-terBotr- 

Uotevyle, 

dau.ot'Uichd.     Bote-        Botevyle,     of  Leighton, 

vyle,  of 

Botevyle,  of     Botc- 

daughter     Bote.       vyle;  1823. 

of  Bote- 

, of            vyle,          3rd  son;      co.  Salop;  4th 

Shrewsbury; 

Frodesley,        vyle; 

MI>-     vyle,         Kicbard 

vyle,  son 

WottonHall,     2d  son;     1623. 

son. 

5th  son. 

co.  Salop;        living 

laa  Bui-      2d«on  ;      Bo- 

and  heir. 

co.  Salop.          o.s.p. 

tith  son  ;o.s.p.    1 

lock,            oj.p.          16-13. 

I 

I 

1 

Kichard  =pKvctta,       Anne;  married  Roger  Nicolls,  of     Francis  Botcvyle  (6),  2d=pEliza-     Thos.    Frances.^ 

=Wil-=Anne.   KaHic-    Kathe-    Marr; 

Kulrvvle, 

dan.  a 

nd        Shrewsbury. 

son;  was  of  Bui-knell,  co. 

belli,         BolC- 

Ham 

rine.       rine.       bora 

of  Bote- 

coheir of     Mary;  marr.  John  Wilkes,  of  All     Salop,  in  1623,  and  his 

dau.of    vyle; 

Bote- 

vyle,  son 

Henry           Stretton,  co.  Salop. 

children  then  born  were 

R  3rd 

\\l.-r 

Nov. 

and  heir; 

Wood,        Jane;    married   Francis  Slade,  of     Thomas,  Francis,  Sarah, 

John-     son. 

1623. 

1M& 

died 

of  West         Wotton.  co.  Salop. 

and 

Elizabeth;    he  was 

son,  of 

About 

Coppice,     Elizabeth;  married  Lewis  Jones,     afterwards     of      Letton 

county 

co  Salop,      of  Kdwin  Loach,  co.  Worcester.       Court,  county  of  Here- 

Here-                  The  descendants  of  tbu  marriage  are  the 

M.D. 

Joyce  ;    married    John    Jones,  of    ford. 

(See  note  above.) 

ford. 

Botfield  family. 

Ludlow,  eo  Salop. 

i  —                                                 1  
John    Bntevvle,    of    Botc-=f  Elizabeth,  dau.           Thomas  Botevvle.    cent,    buried   at?  Ann.    wi-         Francis             Sarah.          Anne;    married   at 

\vle.  Wenl.  :.;;,•.!  2  t  oil  17tll 

of  William                   Church  Stretton,  15  .March  .  1C7U-1. 

dow,  and         Botevyle.                             Rnali 

Aujrnst.    M';:',;    buried    at 

Kyffin,  of  Bod-           Administration  granted  to  his  widow 

adminis-                                                         April.  liJUS.  Fran- 

Chim-h  Stretton,  Sth  Dec. 

vaeh,  co.  Mont-           in   the  diocesan  court  01  Hereford, 

tratrix   in                                                       <•»  Janney,  of  par. 

17-21. 

gomei-y,  esq.                 3d  April,  1671. 

]r,71.                                                              Munslow.co.Salop. 

| 

Richard        =r=Annc  Col- 

John  Bote-  ^=Marv             Peter   Bnte-^FSnrah:         Thomas    = 

=Man-Hotch-     Riclurd  11                    -:ire»»-- 

-Elisabeth 

ltotev_yle,  of 

Botevyle, 

fax;  married 
at  Brace 

vyle,  gent. 
bapt.  at 

"  Bot-           vvle,  of  the 
field;"           Walk    Mill, 

died  on       1> 
the  llth,     alias 

ki»«,"  of  the     bury,  aaddler.     Admit- 
pariah  of           the  Saddle™1,  &c.  Company, 

of  tli-  pa- 

i;ent.  aiji-il  1 
years  mi    17 

Meole,  co. 
Salop,  2d 

Katon-un- 
iler-llay- 

mar.  at        par.    Lebot- 
Lebot-          wood;    ilieil 

and    was      "  liot- 
buried  at     fteld  ;" 

Huchli-y;          Shrewsbury,  2.td  April.  Ki.'l. 
married  at       Had  a  copyhold  ertaie  called 

n-h 

• 

All-,',      ll'iliti; 

November, 

woo.i.  uth 

wood,            on  the  28th, 

Lebot-         buried 

Acton  Bur-     "  Berry's,"  in  the  manor  of 

Shrews. 

luii'ii-il  at 
Chnreh 

ltiS2;  bu- 

riril   at 

June,  1664  ; 
litirii'd  at 

1  2th  May,     and  was  bur. 
1712;  bu.     at   Lebot- 

wood  on     Acton 
the  12th     Burncl 

ncll,  4th           Stn-tlun,    wbieh    he   innvn- 
June.  1710;     den-d    in   tho   court  of  tn«l 

bury;  mar. 
at    rffiny. 

Stretton, 

Clinreh 

Wolstaston, 

at  \\  ol-         wood  on  the 

May,           11.  March, 

burieil  there     manor  on  the  2»d  July,  17 

too,    near 

22(1    Dee. 

Stntton.Sth 

July,  172:L 

21st  An 
17.M. 

ta-ton,         30th  April, 
loth  Feb.     1733,  aged 
1733.            65. 

1733,         1747. 
aged  72. 

'                               > 

':.lJulv,         Executor  to  hu  cousin  Rkh. 
1733.                ard    Bot«vyle,    of    Botevyle. 
and  of  Ludlow,  gent  in 

- 

l-un. 

A. 

N  2 


92 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


Hiclianl  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  gent.     William   ^y1.  .  .  .    Anne; 

—  I  —  i  —  I 
John  Botevyle,  gent. 

Sarah  Bote-     John     =pSusan-      Thomas 

Joyce;       Mary; 

bapt.  at  Church  Stretton  27th  Feb.     Botevyle; 

bapt.  at 

bapt.    at  Wolstas- 

vyle  ;  bapt.  at     Bot- 

na.         Botfield  ; 

bapt.  at     bapt.  at 

1688.      Admitted   to  lands    in  the     bapt.  at 

Church 

ton,    24th  March, 

Lebotwood,      field; 

bapt.  at 

Acton        Acton 

manor  of  Lydleyand  Cardington,  co.     Church 

Stret- 

1714; buried  there 

30th  Dec.        bapt.  at 

Acton 

Bur-          Bur- 

Salop, as  son  and  heir  apparent  of     Stretton, 

ton,  23 

2d  November, 

1698;  mar-      Acton 

Burnell, 

nell,          nell,  6 

Richard   Botevyle,    gent,    in  1713.     29th 

De- 

1776. 

ried    there        Bur- 

9th  De- 

27th         Oct. 

Described  as  of  Stretton,  gent,   in     March, 

cem- 

Peter Botevyle,bapt. 

29th   May,       nell, 

cember, 

Nov.           1719; 

1718.     Described  as  Richard  Bote-     1693;  de- 

ber, 

atWolstaston  15th, 

•  1732,  Rich-     14th 

1720; 

1712.        buried 

vyle,    "  junior,"    in    1723,   and  as     scribed 

1685. 

and  bur.  there  23d 

ard  Kverall,     Jan. 

buried 

there 

"  late  of  Botevyle,"  when  he  surren-     "  as    of 

March,  1723. 

and  was  bu-     1717; 

there 

6th 

dered    copyhold    lands  in  the  said     Ludlow, 

Peter  Botevyle,  bapt. 

ried    there        buried 

8th  April,                    Oct 

manor  in  17:31  ;  described  as  of  Lud-     mercer, 

at    Wolstaston,    1 

8th    Febru-     there 

1735. 

1740. 

low  on  the  21st  Feb.  1731-2,  when         de- 

November,    1726; 

ary,  1736.         16th 

his  will  was  presented  in  the  Court     ceased," 

buried  there  25th 

Jan. 

of  the  same  manor,  in  which  will  his         in 

November,  1793. 

1768. 

"  cousin,"  Rich.  Bottevyle,  the  elder,     1732.  (7) 

of  Shrewsbury,  saddler,  is  named  as 

the  executor. 

I 

Benjamin  Botevyle  (then  a  minor),  was  admitted     Thomas  Botfield;     John  Botevyle; 

William  Botevyle;     Richard        Botevyle 

Mary  ;  bapt.  at  Acton 

to  copyhold  lands  in  Botevyle  as  the  customary     bapt.    at    Acton     bapt.  at  Acton 

bapt.      at     Acton     (posthumous      son); 

Burncll,    5th    Nov- 

heir  of  his  uncle,  Richard  Botevyle,  in  1732;(7)     Burncll,  21st 

Hurnell,     21st 

Burncll,    18th  Ja-     bapt.  at  Acton  Bur- 

1755;  buried  there 

described  as  "  of  London,  vintner,"  in  1742.(8)      Sept.  1753. 

July,  1754. 

nuary,  1757.               nell  12th  May,  1758. 

loth  July,  1765. 

Richard    Botevyle,  junior,    of  Shrewsbury,   saddler;    apprenticed   to  his    father  25th-pMartha  Clarke,  surrendered  the  co-  Thomas    Botevyle,   of 

May,  1718.     Admitted  of  the  Saddlers',  &c.  Company,  10th  June,  1726.     Admitted     pyhold  estate   at  Botevyle  to  her  son  Shrewsbury,     apothe- 

in  the  Manor  Court  of  Church  Stretton,   3d    July,    1735,  to   "  Berry's  messuage,"     Thomas,    27th   October,   17GO    (she  cary;     bapt.     at     St. 

as   son   and    heir  of   Richard    Botevyle,  late  of  the    town  of  .Shrewsbury,    deceased,     being  then  a  widow) ;  died  13th  Fe-  Chad's,  15th  January, 

Had  also,  in  1742,  a  copyhold  estate  at  BotevylCj  in  the  manor  of  Lyd ley  and  Card-     bruary,    1781,    aged    80;  buried  at  1705;     buried    there 
ington. 


Shrawardine,  co.  Salop. 


11  th  November,  1783. 


John    Botevyle;       Rich.  Botevyle;       William       Bote- 
bapt.  at  St.               bapt.  at  St.               vyle;  bapt.  at  St. 
Chad's,  22d  Fe-     Chad's,  20th  Fe-     Chad's,  14th  Fe- 
bruary,   1731-2;     bruary,     1732-3;     bruary,    1734-5; 
buried  there  22d     bur.    there   24th     buried  there  19th 
July,  1751.              October,  1746.        April,  1751. 

T 
Thomas    Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,   saddler;  bapt.= 
at  St.   Chad's,  21st  Dee.   1738;  had,  by  the  sur- 
render of  his  mother,  on  the  27th  October,  1760, 
a  copyhold  estate  at  Botevyle,  which  he  then  sold 
to  Mr.  Moses  Luther;  buried  at   St.  Chad's,  17th 
Feb.  1807. 

pAnn  Hewlett;  mar- 
ried at  St.  Julian's, 
Shrewsbury,      16tli 
Feb.    1764;  buried 
at  St.  Chad's,  18th 
Janua  y,  17t'7. 

Martha;  married 
at     St.     Chad's. 
8th    Sept.  1763, 
RichardXewling, 
of     Shrewsbury, 
saddler. 

Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  inn-- 
keeper; born  in  1765;  was  thrice  mar- 
ried,  but  by  his  two   first    wives  had 
no  surviving  issue;  buried   at  St.  Mi- 
chael's,  Shrewsbury,    14th   February, 
1831. 

-Harriet     Trehearn;     Mary  Ann  Jones;-] 
married  at  St.              married    at     St. 
Chad's,  14th  June,     Chad's,  4th  Nov. 
1810;     died    13th     1807;  buried 
Sept.  1849;  buried     there  28th  June, 
at  St.  Michael's.          1822. 

=Edward     Botevyle,  —  Priscilla  Lis- 
of  Shrewsbury,  en-         simore; 
graver;  bapt.  at  St.     married  at 
Julian's,  10th               St.  Chad's, 
March,  1784;  died     30th  July, 
23d  July,  1849.           1830. 

!                                        | 

Elizabeth;         Martha;     died 
died    unmar-          unmarried; 
ried  ;  buried  at     buried    at  St. 
St.  (.'bad's.           Chad's,    1st 
lSthOct.1831.        September, 
aged  67.               1836,  aged  57. 

Thos.Botevyle,= 
ofShrewsbury; 
born  31st  Jan. 
and    bapt.     at 
St.  Chad's,  2d 
Aug.  1814. 

^Margaret 
Jones; 
mar  .at  St. 
Chad's, 
8th  Aug. 
1838. 

Elizabeth;  born  22d  Sept. 
and    bapt.    at  St.    Chad's, 
14th  Nov.  1816;  married  at 
Pontesbury,  co.  Salop,  llth 
Feb.  1847,  John  Pyefinrh, 
of  Shrewsbury,  druggist. 

Emily;  mar-     Thomas    John     Edw.  Brandon     Anne  Eli- 
ried    at    St.     Botevyle;  born     Botevyle;  born       zabeth: 
Chad's,  29th     21  May,  1809;     20th  April,           bur  at  St. 
Sept.  1841,       bapt.     at     St.     1816;  bapt.  at       Chad's, 
Wm.  Henry     Chad's,  22d         St.  Chad's,  4th     1st  April, 
Tyler.               Feb.  1824.          June,  1816.            1811. 

Elizabeth; 
born  28th 
June,1812; 
bapt.  at  St. 
Chad's,  5th 
June,1818. 

Jane  Harriet;  bo. 
30  Sept.  1814; 
ba.at  St.  Chad's, 
2  April,  181.'. 
Anne;  bur.  at  St. 
Chad's,    May  9, 
1823. 

T 
xnces,  born  8th 
July,  1855. 

Harriet;  born  14th     Emily;  born  21     Elizabeth;  born     Margaretta   Jane; 
Sept.  1839.             June,  1842.         9  April,  1844.      born  9  Feb.  1846. 

Susannah;  born     Thomas  Beriah  Botevyle,     Fr 
11  Feb.  1848.        born  18th  May,  1852. 

(1).  The  Heralds'  Visitation  commences  the  Pedigree  of  Botevyle  of 
Botevyle  with  William,  who  married  Joyce  Sankey;  but  Randle  Holmes 
commences  it  with  John,  the  father  of  William;  and  that  he  was  right 
in  so  doing  is  confirmed  by  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton, 
for  I  find  thereon  : 

"  Die  Lunge  p'x'  ante  f  m  S'e'i  Georgij  m'rt'rjs,''  25  Hen.  VIII. 


Thomas  Botfeld,  son  and  heir  of  William  Bolfcld,  complained  as  to 
a  trespass  by  Hugh  Grov'  and  Sibilla  his  wife. 

And,  at  a  Court  held  "  Die  Ven'  p'x'  post  f'm  S'c'i  Luce  Evang'," 
25  Hen.  VIII.,  Hugh  Grov'  and  Sibill'  his  wife  (daughter  of  John 
Botfeld\  and  John  Hyatt  (son  and  heir  of  the  said  Sibilla),  are  named 
in  a  proceeding. 


Til K  BOTFIKLD  FAMILY. 


Be*  (2),  (3),  (4).  At  this  Court  also,  William  Botfcld  (by  John 
Ilynvns,  his  attorney,)  surrendered  certain  lands  in  the  Lordship  of 
Stirttim  ti>  his  son  John,  who  was  admitted. 

The  said  John  Hoit'cld  then  surrendered  the  same  lands  to  the  use  of 
Kullih  Lcighton  and  Ann  hi*  wife,  who  were  admitted  thereto. 

On  which  Thomas  Botl'cld  'son  and  heir  of  said  William), complained 
that  the  said  Ralph  and  Ann  had  been  unjustly  admitted,  and  put 
himself  to  the  jury  thereon. 

(f>).  On  the  Visitation  of  1(!23,  the  wifo  of  Roger  Botevyle  is  named 

as  Mary,  daughter  of  Uullock  :  but  we  learn  from  a  document 

among  the  State  Papers  (Domestic),  dated  9th  December,  1605,  that 
she  was  the  daughter  of  Nicholas  Bullock,  of  Sidncll,  co.  Salop,  whose 
family  is  recorded  in  the  Visitation  of  Salop,  dated  in  1598;  and  that 
Mary,  a  daughter  of  the  said  Roger  and  Mary  Botevyle,  was  baptised  at 
Stottcsdon.  eo.  Salop,  on  the  28th  November,  1605. 

(6).  The  will  of  Francis  Bottcfeild  the  elder,  of  Letton  Court,  in  the 
parish  of  I.eintwardine,  co.  Hereford,  gent,  was  proved  at  Ludlow  in 
the  Diocesan  Court  of  Hereford,  on  the  17th  December,  1661,  by  hi» 
youngest  son  and  executor,  Richard  Bottefeild.  He  mentions  therein 
his  eldest  son,  Thomas;  his  second  son,  Francis;  and  his  youngest  son, 
Richard;  also  his  son-in-law,  William  Smith,  of  Shrewsbury,  mercer; 
his  daughter,  Elizabeth  Bottefeild;  his  daughter  Anne,  then  the  wife  of 


Thomas  Seycill,  but  who  bad  been  flnt  the  wife  of  Thomu  Jiuncrj. 
then  deceased;  hU  son-in-law,  .1.,!,,,  Williams,  of  BruiiKMitllc.jd,  UM 
husband  of  bis  daughter  Sarah,  then  rtnciound.  hu  wn-in-Uw,  fimtr 
Woodhouse.of  Byton,  c...  Hi-1-nf..rd,  gi-nt  ;  hu  nephew,  John  Bottefcild, 
of  Bottefeild,  co.  Salop;  his  coiuin,  Waller  Jones,  of  Ludlow;  hit  kiiw- 
wonian,  Ewett*  Jones;  hii  kinswoman,  Elizabeth  Dnper;  and  hi. 
cousin,  William  Wilkn. 

(7).  From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Lydley  and  Carding- 
ton  : — 

4th  May,  1732.— Presentment  of  the  death  of  Mr.  Richard  Bot> •* 
of  Ludlow,  and  that  the  next  customary  heir  was  Benjamin  Botevjlc, 
eldest  son  of  Mr.  William  Botevyle,  late  of  Ludlow,  mercer,  deceased, 
nephew  to  the  said  Mr.  Richard  Botevyle  deceased,  and  bi»  next  hrir. 
And  at  the  same  Court  the  said  Benjamin  Botevyle  (a  minor)  was  ad- 
mitted tenant  to  the  messuage  or  tenement  with  its  appurtenance*, 
situate  in  Botevyle,  and  all  other  the  lands  and  tenement*  of  the  said 
Richard  Botevyle  deceased,  in  the  said  manor. 

(8).  From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  same  Manor : — 

4th  May,  1742. — Surrender,  from  Moses  Eaton,  of  Botevyle,  a*  the 
attorney  of  Benjamin  Botevyle,  of  London,  vintm-r,  t<>  Kichard  Bote- 
vyle, of  Shrewsbury,  saddler,  of  a  messuage,  &c.  in  the  township  <if 
Botevyle. 


*  Probably  "  Evetta." 


PEDIGREES  OF  BOTTESFELD  OF  SHREWSBURY,  &c. 

[From  Printed  Records,  Corporation  Records  at  Shrewsbury,  aud  Blakeway's  Sheriffs  of  Salop.] 


ARMS. — Barry  of  twelve  or  and  sable. 
CREST.— On  a  wreath  a  rein-deer  tripping  or. 
MOTTO. — J'ay  bonne  cause. 


William  de  Bottestehl.  John  de  Bottesfeld. 

Under- foresters  to  Philip  de  Beggesowre,  forester  for  the  King  in  the  hundred  of  Stottesdcn,  co.  Salop,  near  the  manor  of  Stretton. 

temp.  Hen.  III.  (Hund.  Rolls,  ii.  83),  1273. 

Adam  dc  Bottefeld=Agnes,  his  widow,  mentioned  in  a  grant  of  hinds  at  Botficld,  1300. 
William  Botfield,  elk.;  bound  in  a  bond  1397-8. 


William  of  the  In,  assessed  for  a  benevolence  7  Hen.  VII, 
1492;  held  lands  of  the  manor  of  Stretton,  and  died  be- 
fore St.  Mark's  .lay  6  Hen.  VIII.  1515. 


Thomas  Botfield,  of  Shrewsbury,  butcher,  a  Member  of=pJo«n,  dan.  of 


the  Corporation  of  Shrewsbury,  1476-1479-,  as  Thomas 


Thomas  de  le  Inne,  son  and  heir,  6  Hen.  VIII.  succeeded 
his  father  in  the  lands  at  Stretton;  died  before  April, 
*  lien.  VIII.  1510-17. 

=T 

John  de  le  Inne,  son  and  heir,  ffit.  4  year* 
8  Hen.  VIII.  1510-17. 


B.  senior. 


William  de  le  Inne, 

8  Hen.  VIII. 

1516-17. 


John  Hi|qrim. 


Thomas  Botfield,  bound  apprentice  to  Richard  Higgina, . 
butcher,  1451;  a  Member  of  the  Corporation  of  Shrews- 
bury 1476-1479,  as  Thomas  B.  junior. 


Richard  Botfleld,  a  Member  of  the  Corporation  of 
Shrewsbury  1507-8. 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

PEDIGREES  OF  BOTFIELD  OF  LEEBOTWOOD. 

[Compiled  from  the  Registers  of  Leebotwood,  co.  Salop.} 


Presumed  to  be  the  same. 


Thos.  BotfielcUp. .  . .          Thos.  Botfield=pJoyee.  Tlios.  Botfield,  bur.  July  1610^=.. ..          Tliomas  Botfieltl  =p. .  . . 

I '  I  I 

J  , , 1  . 1  , 1 , 


Richard,    bapt.    at         Elizabeth,  bapt.  at         Elin,   bapt  at  Lee-          Alice,   bapt.  at  Leebotwood         John  Botfield,  bur.         Joane,     buried    20 
Leebotwood  6  Sep.         Leebotwood      Jan.         botwood    14    Apr.          13  June,  1574,  bur.  3  Oct.  17  Jan.  1575.  ....1577. 


1562. 


1564. 


1568. 


1582.- 


Presumed  to  be  the  same. 


Richd.    Botfield,^:....          Richard  BotfieId=pElyn.  Peter  Botfield,  of  Leebotwood,=p. ...  John  Botfield,  of=p..  .. 


of  Leebotwood. 


1555. 


T 


bur.  25  June,  1558. 


Leebotwood. 


Geoffrey,      bapt.  Elyn,  bapt.  at  Lee-  Anne,  bapt.  at  Lee-  Joane,*     bapt.     at  A    child,    bapt.    at  Elyn,  bur.  20 

at      Leebotwood  botwood     5    June,  botwood    15    Nov.  Leebotwood  7  Feb.  Leebotwood  10 Sept.  Mar.  1557. 


1565. 


1549.  1552.  1553. 

Qy.  marr*  Roger  Clowds  at  Lebbotwood,  9  July,  1582  ? 


Peter  Botfield,  buried  15  Feb.  15S9=pAnne,  buried  at  Leebotwood  1  Feb.  1608. 


r  — T~~  ~7i —  — i 

Richard  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Leebot-         William   Botfield,  bapt.   at  Lee-         Elizabeth,   bapt.   at  Leebotwood  Laurie,    bapt.    at    Leebotwood 

wood  17  Feb.  1571.  botwood  27  Feb.  1578.  19  Oct.  1581.  24  Sept.  1585. 


Roger  Botfield,  buried  27  July,  1624= 


Katherine,  bapt.  at  Leebotwood  1  Feb.  1595, 
buried  1  Mar.  following. 


Geoffrey  Botfield,  (qy.  George  B.  ?)  buried  21  Nov.  1012.=pJoyce. 

I 

Kathcrine,  bapt.  at  Leebotwood  2  Sept. 


Peter  Botfield,  living  1610=pAlice  Britton,  marr<>  at  Leebotwood  5  Sept.  1581 ;  buried  7  Apr.  1610. 

I 


I  —                         —  r 
(Thomas  Botfield,         Margaret,  bapt. 

i 
Elinor,   bapt.  at  Lee- 

— I  —                          —  i  — 
William      Botfield,         Jane,   bapt.  at 

Penelope,  b;ipt.          Anne,  bapt.  at 

1  bapt.  at  Leebot-         at    Leebotwood 

botwood  21  Jan.  1587, 

bapt.atLeebotwood,          Leebotwood  26 

at  Leebotwood          Leebotwood   'J 

!  wood     28    Nov.         10  Nov.  1585. 

marr11    there    1    July, 

1  Apr.   1590;  bur.          Apr.  1592. 

20  Oct.  1594.           Oct.  1597. 

\  1583. 

1806,  Randal  Vernon. 

18  'Apr.  1591. 

Thomas  BotficM=pJane. 

i 

!  Peter  Botfield,  bapt.  at  LeebotwJ         Richard  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Leebot-         William    Botfield,    bapt.    29         John  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Lcclotwood, 
1  Jan.  1622.  wood  7  Mar.  1624.  Apr.  1627.  24  Jan.  1629;  bur.  2  June,  1630. 

Peter  BotfieId^=Mary. 
I 


Mary,  bapt.  at  L.  2  Feb.  1663. 


THE  FAMILY  OF  BOTFIELD.  |-, 

PEDIGREES  OF  BOTFIELD  OF  FRODESLEY,  &c. 

[Compiled  from  the  Registers  of  Acton  Burncll,  co.  Salop.] 


Humphrey*  Botfield,  of  Frodesley,  buried  7  Sept.  1606. 
Presumed  to  be  the  Humphrey  mentioned  in  the  Visitation  of  Salop,  1623. 

Rowland  Botfield,  of  Frodesley,  (an  infant)  buried  2  Jan.  1623. 


Henry  Botfeld  (called  of  Buckley),  1611^..  • 

I 


Margaret,  bapt.  at  Acton  Burnell         Joan,  liapt.  at  Acton  Burncll         Richard  Botfield,  bapl.  at  Acton  Burncll 
4  July,  1610.  as  Feb.  1611.  15  May,  16U. 


Thomas  =Joic°e  Botfield,  man"1  at  Acton         Thomas  =Joyce,  buried  19        Thomas    Botfield, =r=Mary  HodgkiM,  of  Hughlee,  married  »t 
Townsend.          Burnell  llJuly,  1703.  Botfield.          May,  1706.  of  Acton  Burncll.  Acton  Burnell  4  June  1710. 


>,-r-' 

,, 


Joyce,  bapt.  at  Acton  Burncll  27  Nov.  1712. 


Thomas  Botfield,*  of  Acton  Burnell,  buried=pMary,»  married  at  Acton  Burnell  Thomas  Botfield,  junior, 

there  11  Mar.  17-17;  administration  at  Lich-     12  June,  1714;  buried  tncre  buried  at  Acton  Burnell 

field  to  his  son  John,  1748.                                 July,  1733.  3U  Jan.  1703. 

Thomas  Botfield,         John  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Acton=fSusanna.  Mary,  bapt.  at  Acton  Burnell.         Thomas  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Ac- 

bapt.  and  buried          Burnell  14  Jan.  1717;  adm'                                              <•  <>ft.  171'.'.  ton  Bnrncll  '.'  DC-.-.  I7M 

Qy.    Buried    there    6  Oct.         Qy.    Buried    there    8    Apr. 

,  -  i  1  -•)-.: 


at  Acton  Burnell         to  his  father  1718;  buried  at 
171".  Acton  Burnell  16  Jan.  1758. 


1740?  173".? 


I 1 1 — 1 

Thomas  Botlield,  bapt.  John  Botlield,  bapt.  at  Mary,  bapt.  at  Acton  Bumell  6  William  Botfield,  bapt. 
t  Acton  Burnell 24  Apr.  Acton  Burnell  21  July,  Nov.  1750  ;  bur.  there  15  July,  at  Acton  Burnell  1 8  Jan. 
753.  1754.  1765.  1757. 

*  These  are  tlie  Thomas  ami  Mary  B.  named  in  the  printed  Pedigree;  but  there  is  no  evidence  of  the  uid  Thomas's  filiation. 


at  A* 
1753 


90  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

PEDIGREES  OF  BOTFIELD,  OF  WOLSTASTON,  &c. 

[Compiled  from  the  Registers  of  Wolstaston.] 


Jeffery  Botfield,  living  1640=pjoyce,  buried  Jan.  1640 


i:T=Jo 


Elizabeth,  buried  at  Ellen,  bapt  at  Wol-  Thomas  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston  24  Dec.  1613,  or  1623; 
Woolstaston  19  Apr.  staston  28  Jan.  1611,  said  by  Mr.  Morris  to  have  married  at  Comlover  25  Sep. 
1607.  or  1617.  4632,  to  Joan  Mancell. 


Thomas    Browne=Catherine  Botfield,  married  at         Roger  Botfield,  buried  at  Wol-  Thomas  Rogers — Mary    Botfield,   married  at  Wo 

Wolstaston  9  May,  1629.  staston  4  Apr.  1641.  staston  22  Aug.  1642. 


Thomas  Botfield^Uorothy,  James   Botfield,   of^Susan,  buried  at  Wolstaston 

All  Stretton.  20  Aug.  1740. 


Richard  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston,         Mary,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston  14  Mar.         John  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston 
15  Jan.  1630.  1632.  19  July,  1634. 


Richard  Botfield=f  Elizabeth. 
I 


Richard  Botfield,  bapt.  10  July,  1642,         Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston          Richard  Botfield,  buried  at  WoUtastm) 
at  Wolstaston.  28  July,  1645.  9  July,  1714. 


James  Botfield,  senior,  of  All  Stretton,  co.  Salop,  living  1717=p.. .. 


James  Botfield,  junior,  2nd  son,  1717. 


John  Botfield,*  (qy.)  buried  at  Wolstaston^Mary,*  his  wife,  buried  at  Wolstaston 
21  Aug.  1751.  16  Feb.  1733. 


itaston— j— J 


John    Botfield,   bapt.   at  Wolstaston  Jane,  buried  at  Peter  Botfield,  bapt.  at  Wolstaston  Peter  Botfield,  bapt.  1  Nov.  1726. 

24  Mar.  1714-5.  Wolstaston     23  23    March,    1723-4;    buried   same  Qy.    Buried    25    Nov.    1793,   at 

Qy.   Buried  2  Nov.  1776  at  W.  ?  June,  1719-20.  day.  Wolstaston  ? 

*  These  are  the  John  and  Mary  B.  in  the  printed  Pedigree;  but  there  is  no  evidence  of  the  said  John's  filiation. 


THE  FAMILY  OF  BOTFIELD. 


97 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTFIELD. 

[Compiled  from  the  Shrewsbury  Registers.] 

John  Genno=Joan  Botfield,  nan.  at  St.  Julian's,  Shrewsbury.  8  Oct.  1559. 
John  Botfield,  buried  at  St.  Julian's,  Shrewsbury,  24  Mar.  1560. 


Ellenor  Phyllipps,   marr.  at    St^Richard    Botfield,  of  St.  Alk-=pEllenor  Beddowe,  mar. 
Julian's,    Shrewsbury,    16   May, 
1575,  presumed  to  have  been  bu- 
ried  6   Sept.  1576,   at  St.  Alk- 
moiiil's,  Shrewsbury. 


mond's  aforesaid  (presumed  to 
be  the  Richd.  B.  buried  at  St. 
Julian's,  Shrewsbury,  7  April, 
1612). 


Katherine,  bapt.  or  buried  at 
St.  Alkmond's,  12  Feb.  1576. 


Thomas  Botfield,  bapt.  at 
St.  Alkmond's,  26  Feb. 
1580-1. 

Alice,  bapt.  at  St.  Alk- 
mond's, 3  Aug.  1582. 

John  Botfield,  bapt.  at 
St.  Alkmond's,  14  Oct. 
1583. 

Thomas  Botfield^.. 


Thomas  Botfield,  bapt.  at 
St.  Alkmond's,  7  Feb. 
1646. 


Richard  Botfield,  liapt.  at 

St.    Alkmond's,  28    Jan. 

1585. 

Qy.  buried  16  Oct.  1634  ? 


Thomas  Botfield,  son  of 
Richard,  bapt.  at  St.  Juli- 
an's, 4  Feb. 1615. 


ried  23  Sept.  157a,  at 
St.  Alkmond's  aforesaid, 
buried  there  3  July, 
1591. 


Edward  Botfield,: 
living  1604. 


Jacob  Botfield,  bapt  at  St.  Juli- 
an's aforesaid,  24  March,  1594. 


l.ii'-j,   buried  at 
St.  Alkmond'i 
aforesaid,  24 
Sept  1604. 


Abraham  Bot- 
field, bapt.  at 
St.  Alkmond's, 
6  Feb.  1588-9. 


Isaac  Botfield,  Anne,  bapt.  at  St.  Alkmond's,  23  Sept. 

bapt.     at    St.  1591,  buried  there  23  June,  1596. 

Alkmond's,  24  Ellenor,    bapt.   at    St.  Alkmond's,    22 

July,  1591,  Feb.  1588-9. 

buried   at    St.  Mary,  bapt.  at  St.  Alkmond's,   4    Oct. 

Julian's,  22  1598,  buried  there  22  Jan.  1601. 

Sep.  1593.  Isaac     Botfield,     buried    at     St.   All- 
mond's,  12  July,  1599. 


John  Botfield,  of  =  Mary,  buried   at 
St.  Mary's,  St.  Alkmond's, 

Shrewsbury.  22  Sept  1624. 


Roger  Botfylde,* 
a  labourer 
thrasher. 


- 


Mary,    steer    of 
John  Bullock. 


See  Visitation  of  Shropshire,  1623. 


Mary,  bapt.  at  Htoddesdon, 
oo.  Salop,  circ.  1605. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTFIELD,  OF  SHREWSBURY. 

[Communicated  by  Mr.  Joseph  Morris  of  Shrewsbury.] 


Thomas  Botfield,  senior,  of  Shrewsbury,  in  1451  and  1479.=p. .  . . 


Thomas  BotHeld,  junior;  apprenticed  to  Richard  Higgins,  of  Shrewsbury,  "barker"  (i.  e.  tenner),  in  1451  ;-r-.... 
admitted  a  burgess  of  Shrewsbury  temp.  H.  6.     [See  before,  p.  93.] 


Richard  Botfield,  of  Shrewsbury;  recorded  as  a  burgess  in  1508  ;  resided  on  the  Stone  Bridge  ("  super  pontem 
portam  lapideum  ")  in  1525  ;  was  one  of  the  grand  jury  of  the  town  9th  November,  1525 ;  will  dated  10th  December 
1531,  proved  12th  June,  1532. 


John  Botfield;  resided  on  the  Stone  Bridge  from  the  year  1535  to  1556,  and  subsequently.-!-. . . . 


3.. .. 


Thomas  Botfield,  of  Shrewsbury,  tanner;  buried  at  St.       Richard  Botfield,  of  Fish  Street,  Shrewsbury,       Edward  Botfield  of  Fi»h  Street, 
Julian's,  24th  Feb.  1575-6.  butcher,  1577  to  1590. 


Richard  Botfield,  of  Dogpole,  Shrewsbury  ,=Beatrice  (party  with  her  husband  to  a  deed,  24th  Elizabeth,  1582,  to  which  deed 
sherman,  1584  to  1590,  and  subsequently.     Elizabeth  his  wife  were  also  parties) ;  buried,  a  "  widow,"  at  St  Julian's,  1< 

o 


98  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREES  OF  BOTFIELD  OF  SHREWSBURY,  &c. 

[From  Wills  at  Lichfield.] 


Richard  Botficld,  of  St.  Julian's  in  Shrewsbury,  co.  Salop. ^F. . . .  buried  at  St.         Brother  Hooddye,  mentioned   by 
Will  dated  10  Dec.  1531;  proved  12  June,  1532.  Julian's  aP.  Richd  Botfield,  1531. 

John  Bottefield,  1532. 


Botfield=pAlice,  widow  1575. 

I 

Thomas  Botfield,  of  Shrewsbury,  tanner;  admon  1575;  buried  at  St.  Julian's,  Shrewsbury,  24  Feb.  1575-6.        Botfield,  1575. 


William  Botfield,  of  co.  Salop;  adm°"  1639.— Anne,  his  wife,  1639.         Thomas  Botfield,  of  Lebotwood;  will  1676^Elizabeth. 


Thomas  Botfield. 


I —  — I 

Thomas  Botfield,  of  Eaton  Constantino,  co.  Salop.^Elizabeth,  execu-          Botfield=Elizabeth,  adm°"  19  June,  Richd     Evans, 

•1x1701.  1647.  1647. 


lomas  Botfield,  of  Eaton  Constantine,  co.  Salop.^Elizal 
Will  1701.     (Son-in-law  Will""  Hodgkiss.)  tri 


Richard.  William.  John.  Mary.  Martha.  Alice. 


Richard  Botfield,  of  St.  Andrew's,  Holborn,  co.  Middx.;  adm.  26  May,  1693=f:Rebecca;  remarr11 Hall. 

I 

James  Botfield,  a  minor,  1693. 


Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burnell,  co.  Salop;  admon  1748=p.. 
John  Botfield,  1748. 


T1IE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY. 


'.Ml 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTFIELD. 

[From  Sir  J.  B.  Burke's  Visitations  of  Anns,  and  Seats  in  England,  Second  Series,  vol.  i.  p.  52,  plate  I.] 


ARMS:  Barry  of  twelve  or  and  sable.     CREST:  A  rein-deer  statant  or. 
Sir  Geoffrey  Boteville  (mentioned  by  Matthew  Paris),  living  in  1210.^=. . . . 

William  Boteville,  alias  William  de  Bottefelde,  was  seated  in  the  parish  of  Church  Stretton,  and  was  one  of  the? 

sub-foresters  of  the  forest  of  Shirlet,  co.  Salop,  in  1255,  as  appears  by  the  Hundred  Rolls  of  that  year. 

Sir  John  de  Bottefelde,  is  recorded  as  one  of  the  Knights  of  Shropshire  that  were  at  the  siege  of  Caerlaverock  Castle,  in  the  reign?, 
of  King  Edward  the  First;  he  was  one  of  the  inquest  to  take  the  extent  of  the  manor  of  Stretton,  in  1309. 


ireigny. 


Hugh  Botefeld,  chaplain,  had  livery  and  seisin  of  his  father's  lands  in  Stret-        Thomas  Botefeld,  had  livery  and  seisin  of  lands?Sibilta,  a  widow 
ton,  and  paid  his  relief  for  the  same,  35  E.  3,  1361.  in  Stretton  30  E.  3,  1356.  34  K.  :i,  1380. 


Richard  Botefeld,  recorded  as  son  of  Thomas,  and  nephew  and  heir  of  Hugh  Botefeld,  was  living?. 
17  R.  2,  1394,  and  4  H.  5,  1416,  in  which  last  year  he  died. 


Thomas  Botefelde,  in  the  fourth  year  of  Henry  5th  paid  his  relief  and  did  fealty  for  lands  in  Stretton  of  which  his  father  bad  died 
anil  in  the  18th  of  Henry  the  6th  he  surrendered  lands  and  tenements  in  Stretton  to  the  use  of  John  Botefelde  his    son  and  Joane  his 
and  their  heirs. 


lri«d;y.... 

i  wife. 


William  Botefelde,  alias  "  William  de  la  Inn,"  son  of  Thomas?Alice,  named  with  her  husband  in  the  records 
llotefelde;  died  1st  Ed.  4th,  1461,  aged  about  80.  |        of  the  manor  of  Stretton,  5  H.  6,  1426-7. 

'T' 

From  this  marriage  descends  the  Marquess  of  Bath. 


John    Botefelde,?Joan«!.  living 


1 8th  H.  6, 1439- 
1440. 


18th    H.    6. 
1439-1440. 


John  Botefelde,  alias  John  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle;  recorded  by  Randle  Holmes  (Harleian  MS.  No.  1984,  folio  100W- 

as  living  5  and  9  E.  4,  1465  and  1469. 


•William  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  parish  of  Church  Stretton,  co.  Salop;  recorded  by  Randle  Holmes  as  living  in=f=*Joyce,  dau.  of  Jenkin  Sankey,  of 
1504  and  1508,  and  described  by  him  as  son  of  John  Botevyle.  Lebotwood,  co.  Si 


•Margaret,  ilau.  of  Thomas  Palmer  ,= 
of  Ilughley,  co.  Salop,  1st  wife. 

j=*Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Bote-?'Joan,          »Peter  Botevyle,  of  Le= 
vyle,  son  and  heir.          1  2d  wife.           botwood,  co.  Salop. 

•Richard  Botevyle  .= 
of  Lebotwood. 

p....         Thrt* 
dan*. 

Thomas  =j 
Botevyle, 
of    Bote- 
vyle,   son 
and  heir. 

=*Katherine,      'William 
dau.   of  Ri-     Botevyle, 
chard  Slude,     2d  son, 
of    Wootton     o.s.p. 
Hall,  co. 

•Peter           'John  = 
Botevyle,      Bote- 
3d   son,        vyle,  of 
1623.            Leigh- 
ton,  CO. 

=  *Richard  Bote-?  'Humphrey      'Roger= 
vyle,  ofShrews-                Botevyle.          Bole- 
bury,  5th  son.                  of  Frede*        vyle, 
r         J              ley.    co.           1623. 
Catherine.             Salop,  6th 

pMary,      'Richard      'P*Ur 
dau.         Botevyle.        Bottvylc, 
of.Ni-      2d  son,         1623. 
cholai     oj.p.             'Richard 
Bui-                               •••••> 

Salop. 

Salop, 

son. 

lock. 

IO.O. 

4th  son. 

-,     i  

*Richard  Botevyle,?*Evetta,  dau.  and  co-         Frances,=p*William  Bote-=Anne -,  widow  of  William  Botfield, 


of  Botevyle,  son  and 
heir:  died  about 
1650. 


heir  of  Henry  Wood, 
of  West  Coppice,  co. 
Salop,  M.D. 


From  this  marriage  descend  the 
Botcvyles  of  Botevyle. 


1st  wife; 
bur.  at 
Leigh- 
ton,  8th 
April. 
1632. 


vyle,  alias  Wil-  late  of  Leighton,  in  the  county  of  Salop, 

Ham  Botfield.of  on  the  3rd  of  May.  1639,  on  which  day, 

Leighton, 1623 ;  in  the  Consistory  Court  of  Uchfield  and 

died     prior    to  Coventry,  she  renounced  her  right 

the  3d  of  May,  the    administration    of    hii     personal 

1639.  estate. 


Mary  BoU- 
vyle,  bapt. 
at  Stotu*- 


NOT.  1805. 


O  2 


100 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


Mary,  1st  wife;  bur.  at  Leighton,^ 
4th  Aug.  1663. 

-Thomas  Botfield,  Churchwarden  of  Eaton= 
Constantine,  co.  Salop,  in  1665. 

=Mary,         Frances,  dau.   of   William  Botevyle,  otherwise  William 
2nd             Botfield,  and   Frances  his  wife;  bapt.  at   Leighton,  8th 
wife.          April,  1632;  bur.  there  20th  Dec.  1636. 

Richard  Botfield,= 
of     Dawley,    co. 
Salop. 

=Mary  ; 
bur.  at  Daw- 
ley,   28th 
May,  1735. 

Thomas  Botfield,  of= 
Dawley,   co.    Salop; 
bur  there  2  8th  May, 
1735,  from  Madeley. 

=Abigail.         Martha,  dau.  of  Thomas  Botfield  and 
Mary  his  wife;  bapt.  at   Leighton, 
from  Eaton  Constantine,  14th  April, 
1663. 

Ales,  bapt.  at 
Eaton  Con- 
stantine, 17th 
April,  1668. 

William   Botfield, 
bapt.    at   Eaton 
Constantine,    3rd 
Jan.  1670. 

Eichard       Mary,  bapt.     Mary,  bapt.  at  Daw-       Thomas  "  Bod-       Margaret 
Botfield,       at  Dawley,       ley,     16th     April,       feld,"  born  Dec.       Botfield, 
bapt.  at        24th   Feb.       1689.                              26,  1696;  bapt.       born  5th 
Dawley,         1684-5.           Ann,  bapt.  at  Daw-       at   Dawley,    7th       Dec. 
25th             Sarah,bapt.       ley,  30th  Oct.  1691.       Jan.   1696   (son       1699. 
March,          at  Dawley,     Abigail,  bap.  at  Daw-       of  Thomas  and 
1683.            29th    Jan.       ley,     10th     April,       Abigail). 
1687-8.           1694. 

Beriah  Botfield,  of  Daw-= 
ley,  esq.  (son  of  Thomas 
and  Abigail)  ;  bo.  at  Daw- 
ley,    28th   Feb.  1702-3; 
mar.    at    Madeley,    14th 
Feb.    1732;    buried    8th 
April,  1754,  at  Dawley. 

-Margaret,   dau, 
of  John  Adams, 
and     Ann     his 
wife;  born  7th 
Oct.  1703. 

Agnds   "  Botevyle," 
born  2nd  Sept.  1706; 
married  at  Madeley, 
17th  Nov.  1728,  Wil- 
liam Baugh,  of  Made- 
ley. 

Thomas  Botfield,  of  Dawley  and  Ditton=j 
Stoke,  co.  Salop,  and  of  Norton  Hall, 
co.  Northampton,  esq.  ;  born  14th  Feb. 
1736;  mar.  29th  Sept.  1760;  died  5th 
April,  1801. 

=Margaret,  dau.  of  William  Baker, 
of  Bromley,  co.  Salop,  gent,  and 
Ann    his   wife  ;    born    6th    Dec. 
1730;  died  5th  Nov.  1803. 

Richard  Botfield         Mary,  born  16th  Dec.  1732;  died  15th  Dec.  1741. 
(twin    with    Sa-         Martha,  born  14th  Feb.  1736;  died   17th  Feb. 
rah),  born  llth             1740. 
June,  and    died         Sarah   (twin  with   Richard),  born   llth  June, 
31st  July,  1739.            and  died  llth  Sept.  1739. 

Thomas  Botfield,  of  Hop-=Lucy,  dau.   of     Patten         William  Botfield,  of  Decker=Lucy,  dau.  of     Beriah  Botfield,  of  Nor- 
ton Court,  co.  Salop,  esq.     William  Skel-     Botfield,     Hill,  co.   Salop,  esq.;  born     JohnBishton,     ton  Hall,  co.  Northamp- 
born    14th    Feb.    1762;     home,    of  Li-     born  9th     7th    May,    1766;    mar.    at     of  Kilsall,  co.     ton,  esq.;  born  27th  July, 
mar.    at    Gresford,   14th     verpool,    and      May,            Donnington,  co.  Salop.  14th     Salop,  and         1768;    mar.    at  Aston- 
Feb.     1800;    sheriff    of     Sarahhiswife;     1763;         Jan.  1794;  sheriff  of  Shrop-     Bettyhis  wife,    juxta-  Birmingham,    26 
Shropshire  in  1818;   ob.     bo.  17th  Jun.     ob.  inf.       shire   in   1806;   o.s.p.    26th     bornSthSept.     July,   1806;  died    27th 
s.  p.  17th  Jan.  1843.             1774;  died  15                        Dec.  1850.                                   1770;  died  9     April,  1813. 
August,  1856.                                                                         Dec.  1851. 

pCharlotte,  da.  of  Wil- 
liam Withering,  M.D. 
of  The  Larches,  Edg- 
baston,  near  Birming- 
ham,   and   of  Helena 
his   wife;     born    21st 
Feb.  1778;  died  26th 
Oct.  1825. 

Beriah  Botfield,  esq.  F.R.S.  born  5th  March,  1807,  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton, 
Decker  Hill,  and  Hopton  Court,  co.  Salop. 

All  the  names  which  are  marked  with  an  asterisk  appear  in  the  Heralds'  Visitations  of  the  county  of  Salop. 


PEDIGREE  OF  BOTFIELD  OF  NORTON  HALL. 

[From  Sir  J.  B.  Burke's  History  of  the  Landed  Gentry,  1858.     With  corrections.] 


BOTFIELD,  BERIAH,  Esq.  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton,  and  Decker  Hill,  co.  Salop,  M.P. 
for  Ludlow,  M.A.,  F.R.S.,  and  F.S.A ,  b.  5  March,  1807;  s.  his  father,  27  April,  1813; 
high-sheriff  of  Northamptonshire  in  1831,  Chevalier  of  the  Order  of  Albert  the  Brave  of 
Saxony,  and  Knight  of  the  Order  of  Leopold  of  Belgium. 

LINEAGE. 

This  is  a  branch  of  the  ancient  family  of  BOTEVYLE  of  Botevyle,  in  Shropshire,  founded  by 
Geoffry  and  Oliver  Botevyle,  who  came  over  from  Poitou  to  assist  King  John  in  his  wars 
with  the  Barons  in  1210. 


THE  BOTFIELD  FAMILY.  101 

THOMAS  BOTEFELDE,  living  5th  Henry  V.,  5th  in  descent  from  Sir  Geoffrey  Botevyle,  living 
A.D.  1210,  was  father  of  two  sons,  WILLIAM  BOTEFELDE,  alias  William  "  de  la  Inn,"  ancestor 
of  the  Thynnes,  Marquesses  of  Bath;  and  JOHN  BOTEFELDE,  18th  Henry  VI.,  grandfather  <>f 

WILLIAM  BOTEVTLE,  of  Botevyle,  Church  Stretton,  Shropshire,  who  m.  Joyce,  dau.  of 
Jenkyn  Sankey,  of  Lebotwood,  and  had,  with  younger  issue,  a  son  and  heir, 

THOMAS  BOTEVYLE,  of  Botevyle,  who  m.  twice:  by  his  1st  wife,  Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Palmer,  of  Hughley,  he  had  a  son,  THOMAS,  ancestor  of  the  BOTEVTLES  of  Botevyle  ;  and  by 
Joan,  his  2nd  wife,  he  left,  Peter,  living  1623;  John,  of  Leighton;  Richard,  of  Shrewsbury ; 
and  Humphrey,  of  Frodsley.  The  2nd  son,  JOHN  BOTEVTLE,  of  Leighton,  was  father  of 
WILLIAM  BOTEVYLE,  alias  WILLIAM  BOTFIELD,  of  Leighton,  who  d,  before  3  May,  1639,  leaving 
a  son,  THOMAS  BOTFIELD,  of  Eaton  Constantino,  co.  Salop,  A.D.  1665,  father,  by  Mary  his 
1st  wife,  of 

THOMAS  BOTFIELD,  of  Dawley,  buried  there  28  May,  1735.  By  Abigail  his  wife,  he  left  a 
dau.,  Agnes  Botevyle,  m.  at  Madeley,  17  Nov.  1728,  and  a  son, 

BERIAH  BOTFIELD,  Esq.  of  Dawley,  b.  28  Feb.  1702.  He  ro.  Margaret,  dau.  of  John  and 
Ann  Adams;  and  d.  8  April,  1754,  leaving  a  son, 

THOMAS  BOTFIELD,  Esq  of  Dawley  and  Ditton  Stoke,  co.  Salop,  and  Norton  Hall,  co. 
Northampton,  b.  14  Feb.  1736;  who  m.  29  Sept.  1760,  Margaret,  only  dau.  of  William 
Baker,  Esq.  of  Bromley,  in  the  parish  of  Worfield,  Salop,  and  by  her  (who  d.  5  Nov.  1803) 
had  issue, 

THOMAS,  of  Hopton  Court,  co.  Salop,  b.  14  Feb.  1762;  m.  14  Feb.  1800,  Lucy,  dau.  of 
William  Skelhorne,  of  Liverpool.  Mr.  Botfield,  a  magistrate  and  deputy-lieu- 
tenant of  Shropshire,  served  as  high-sheriff  of  the  county  in  1818.  He  d.  ».  p.  17 
Jan.  1843,  and  his  widow  d.  15  August,  1856. 

WILLIAM,  of  Decker  Hill,  co.  Salop,  b.  7  May,  1766;  m.  14  Jan.  1794,  Lucy,  dau.  of 
John  Bishton,  Esq.  of  Kilsall.  Mr.  Botfield  served  as  high-sheriff  in  1806.  He 
d.  s.p.  26  Dec.  1850;  and  his  widow  d.  9  Dec.  1851. 

BERIAH,  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton,  b.  27  July,  1768;  m.  26  July,  1806, 
Charlotte,  dau.  of  William  Withering,  M.D.,  of  The  Larches,  Edgbaston,  near  Bir- 
mingham, by  Helena  his  wife,  only  dau.  of  George  Cookes,  Esq.,  and  Ruth  Amery 
his  wife.  He  died  27  April,  1813,  and  his  widow  d.  26  Oct.  1825.  He  WM 
succeeded  by  his  only  son,  the  present  BERIAH  BOTFIELD,  of  Norton  Hall,  Decker  Hill, 
and  Hopton  Court,  Esq. 

Arms — Barry  of  twelve,  or  and  sa. 

Crest — A  reindeer,  statant,  or. 

Motto — J'ay  bonne  cause. 

Seat— Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton;  Decker  Hill,  and  Hopton  Court,  co.  Salop. 


CHAPTER  IV. 

COLLATERAL   BRANCHES   OF   THE    PRECEDING   FAMILIES. 

PEW  genealogical  trees  have  spread  their  branches  so  widely  as  the 
present,  and  I  should  over-lay  my  subject  with  much  extraneous 
matter  were  I  to  follow  the  different  lines  of  descent  from  these 
collateral  branches.  It  will  be  sufficient  to  notice  the  principal 
alliances  which  have  contributed  to  the  advancement  of  the  family  of 
Boteville.  These  are  to  be  found  principally  in  Shropshire,  the 
earliest  seat  of  that  ancient  race,  and  the  intermarriages  with  the 
families  of  Higgons  and  of  Heynes  were  accompanied  by  a  considerable 
accession  of  landed  property.  We  may  almost  apply  to  the  name  of 
Thynne  the  well-known  distich  relating  to  an  empire  : — 

Bella  gerant  alii ;  tu,  felix  Austria,  nube, 
Qu£e  Mars  dat  aliis,  dat  tibi  regna  Venus. 

True  it  is  that  Sir  John  Thynne  was  indebted  for  his  fortune  entirely 
to  the  Protector  Somerset,  and  became  the  possessor  of  the  extensive 
estates  recorded  in  the  schedule  so  fortunately  handed  down  to  us  by 
himself.  Yet  we  may  reasonably  conclude  that  his  wealth  may  have 
received  some  increase  from  his  marriage  with  the  daughter  of  that 
princely  merchant  Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  whose  most  enduring  monu- 
ment is  the  Royal  Exchange  of  London.  Sir  John  Thynne  of 
Longleat  may  also  have  increased  his  resources  by  his  alliance  with 
the  daughter  of  Sir  Rowland  Hay  ward,  one  of  the  wealthiest  citizens  of 
London.  We  have  already  seen  how  a  large  part  of  the  Devereux 
property  passed,  with  the  famous  Essex  Ring,  into  the  Thynne  family. 
I  need  not  pursue  this  subject,  for  I  believe  that,  next  to  the  Bible, 
the  Peerage  is  the  book  most  frequently  found  in  the  hand  of  the 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  l'i:', 

middle  classes  of  England.  It  is  not  my  intention  to  enter  into  tin- 
history  of  the  intermarriages  of  the  Thynne  family  with  other  noble 
families,  already  recorded  in  the  works  of  Collins,  of  Debrett,  of  Lodge, 
and  of  Burke ;  but  to  confine  myself  to  notices  of  a  few  Shropshire 
families  which  have  not  achieved  the  honours  of  the  peerage. 

Reverting  to  the  earlier  part  of  this  history,  we  have  seen  that 
the  first  seat  of  the  Botevilles  was  at  Stretton  in  the  Dale,  and  how 
their  name  was  derived  from  the  place  of  their  residence  at  the  Inn  of 
Stretton.  All  Stretton  is  merely  a  slight  corruption  of  Eald  Stretton, 
and  points  it  out  as  the  oldest  of  the  three  tons,  or  collections  of 
houses,  which  were  set  up,  according  to  the  usual  practice  of  the 
Romans,  at  a  short  distance  from  the  street  or  paved  way  which  they 
formed  from  the  station  of  Ariconium  to  that  of  Bravinium.*  It  was 
natural  that  the  earliest  alliance  of  the  Thynnes  should  be  with  the 
families  of  that  district  of  Shropshire.  Accordingly,  in  the  Pedigrees 
and  Coats  collected  by  Randle  Holme,  reverting  to  the  earlier  part 
of  this  history,  we  find  that,  in  the  Harleian  MS.  No.  2163,  fol.  54, 
"Raff  Botvell,  gente,  maried  Anne  Higons,  doughter  to  John  Higons, 
of  Salop,  esqr,  and  had  Thomas  Thynn,  esqr,  who  maried  Margaret, 
doughter  to  Thomas  Eynes,  esqr,  sonne  to  John  Eynes,  gent.,  sonne 
of  Tho.  Eines,  esqr,  whoe  maried  Elizabeth,  doughter  to  Rogr  ap  Rys 
ap  dd.  ap  gr.  ap  Jen  ap  Ririd,  and  was  sonne  to  John  Eines,  gent., 
of  Bawsley,  who  mar  Gwenhwyvar,  doughter  to  Gr.  ap  Gwilim  ap 
Mdd  ap  Holl  ap  Trahayarn  ap  Pasgen.  Gr.  ap  Gwilim  mar  Mared, 
doughter  of  Jen  ap  Mad  ap  Gwenwys  ap  gr.  ap  Beli."  This  match 
of  the  son  of  John  of  the  Inn  with  the  ancient  Shropshire  family  of 
Higgons  appears  to  have  greatly  contributed  to  his  advancement. 

Early  in  the  fifteenth  century  we  find  Roger  Higgons  seated  at 

*  For  this  etymology,  and  the  legends  of  this  locality,  see  Owen  and  Blakeway's  History  of 

Shrewsbury,  i.  496. 


104  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Stretton,  leaving  issue  by  his  wife  Matilda  a  son  Edward,  who,  by  his 
wife  Elizabeth,  left  a  son  John,  who  married  Katherine,  daughter  of 
John  Plowden.  By  this  lady  he  left  a  son  John,  who  had  issue  Richard 
Higgons  of  All  Stretton,  who  married  Margery  daughter  of  Edmund 
Forester  of  Wellington  in  Shropshire. 

This  John  Higgons  had  also  five  daughters  :  of  whom,  Anne  married 
Ralph  Botevile,  otherwise  Thynne,  and  was  interred  at  Church 
Stretton  in  1545  ;  and  another,  Johanna,  wedded  Thomas  Botevile, 
otherwise  Thynne,  of  Stretton,  thus  cementing  the  connection  between 
the  families.  Erotn  the  first  marriage  sprang  Thomas  Thynne,  esquire, 
the  ancestor  of  Sir  John  Thynne ;  from  the  second,  a  son  and  heir 
Edward  Higgons,  "  utriusque  juris  doctor,"  and  other  issue.  Peter,  the 
eldest  son  of  Richard  Higgons  of  Stretton,  married  Catherine,  daughter 
of  Roger  Baker.  His  son  and  heir  George  Higgons  was  chief  bailiff 
of  Shrewsbury  in  1584,  and  died  23rd  October,  1591,  and  was  buried 
in  St.  Alkmund's  Church.  He  left  a  son  Richard,  of  the  same  place, 
who  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Richard  Baldwin,  by  whom  he 
had  a  daughter  Elizabeth,  who  married  John  Powell  of  Stretton. 
Richard  Higgons,  the  third  son  of  Peter  Higgons  of  Stretton,  was 
of  Shrewsbury  in  1584.  This  Richard  married  Maria,  daughter  of 
John  Wilding  of  Shrewsbury.  By  this  lady  he  had  issue  two  daugh- 
ters :  Sarah,  who  married  Richard  Mechin,  and  Maria,  who  became 
the  wife  of  John  Robinson.  His  only  son  Thomas  Higgons  was  at 
first  bred  a  physician,  but  afterwards  turned  to  theology  ;  was  licensed 
as  a  preacher,  became  rector  of  Westbury,  sinistrd  parte,  about  1600  ; 
proceeded  D.D.  from  Balliol  College,  25th  June,  1600.  By  his  first 
wife  Jane,  daughter  of  Richard  Mytton,  of  Shrewsbury,  he  had  no  issue; 
but  by  his  second  wife,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Richard  Barker,  he 
was  father  of  Sir  Thomas  Higgons,  of  Grewell,  Hants,  knight,  Ambas- 
sador to  Venice,  well  known  for  the  zeal  with  which  he  defended  the 
character  of  the  last  Countess  of  Essex,  whom  he  married  after  the 
death  of  her  first  husband,  the  noted  Parliamentary  general. 

Dr.  Higgons  was  buried  on  the  right  hand  of  the  high  altar  of 
St.  Chad,  with  this  inscription  on  his  grave : — 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  1  ( ).", 

Here  lyeth  the  body  of  THOMAS 
HIGGONS,  Doctor  in  Divinitie,  and  Chaplaine  to  the  late  King 

James  of  famous  memorie, 
who  deceased  the  19  day  of  March,  1635.* 

Sir  Thomas  Higgons,  the  ambassador  to  Venice,  had  two  daughters, 
Elizabeth  and  Frances,  by  his  first  wife  Elizabeth  (Paulet),  the  widow 
of  Robert  Earl  of  Essex.  By  his  second  wife  Bridget,  daughter  of 
Beville  Grenville  of  Stowe,  he  left  three  sons  :  George,  Thomas,  and 
Seville,  all  of  whom  were  living  in  1693.  We  may  revert  to  George 
Higgons,  who  was  bailiff  of  Shrewsbury  in  1584,  and  married  Eliza- 
beth, daughter  of  Roger  Farmer  of  Brompton,  co.  Salop.  He  died  on 
the  23rd  of  October,  1584,  and  was  buried  in  St.  Alkmund's  Church, 
where  a  monument  bearing  the  following  inscription  was  erected  to 
his  memory : 

GEORGIUS  HIGGONS,  Gen.  Alderman,  et 

quinquies  Ballivus  hujus  villae:  ex  hac  vit4 

emigravit  23  Oct.  A.D.  M.D.XCI.  atat.  Ixxii.f 

His  second  son,  Edward  Higgons  of  Shrewsbury,  married  Anne 
Sherar  of  that  place,  and  was  buried  at  St.  Julian's  25th  of  August, 
1614.  He  was  succeeded  by  his  son  Thomas,  who,  by  his  wife  Anne, 
left  a  son  Thomas,  who  was  baptised  at  St.  Julian's  on  the  26th  of 
January,  1631-2,  and  a  daughter  Anne,  born  in  March,  1628. 

The  subjoined  pedigree,  (p.  137,)  from  the  MS.  Vine.  134,  f.  455, 
in  the  College  of  Arms,  will  sufficiently  illustrate  the  descent  of  this 
family. 

The  two  daughters  of  Ralph  Boteville,  otherwise  Thynne,  having  at 
that  early  period  formed  alliances  with  Shropshire  families,  I  am  un- 
willing to  pass  them  over  without  some  notice  of  their  descent.  The 
eldest  of  these,  Anne,  married  John  Lake  of  Lake,  the  son  of  Thomas 
Lake  and  Isabel  St.  Pierre.  This  family  traces  its  origin  from  William 
de  Lake  of  the  Lake,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  who  nourished  in  1274. 

*  Owen  and  Blakeway's  History  of  Shrewsbury,  ii.  235-6. 
f  Ibid.  ii.  290. 

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106  STEMMATA  BOTBVILLIANA. 

His  son  John  left  a  son,  John  de  Lake,  who  was  living  in  1318.     His 
son  Thomas  de  Lake  of  Westbury,  county  Salop,  was  succeeded  by 
Richard,  who  lived  in  1389,  and  had  a  son  William,  who  married 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Corbett.     By  this  lady  he  had  issue 
Thomas,  his  heir,  who  married  Isabel,  sister  and  heir  of  Thomas  Aid- 
field  of  Aldfield,  in  the  parish  of  Condover,  whose  son  Thomas  married 
Isabel,  daughter  of  Thomas  St.  Pierre  of  Asterley,  in  the  county  of 
Salop.     John  Lake  of  Lake,  the  son  of  Thomas  Lake  and  Isabel  St. 
Pierre,  became  the  husband  of  Anne,  daughter  of  Ralph  Boteville  and 
sister  of  Thomas  Thynne.     By  this  lady  he    had  issue  a  daughter 
Margaret,  who   married  John  Kerry  of  Worthyn,  in  the  county   of 
Salop,  whose  descendants  were  resident  in  that  locality  at  the  visita- 
tion of  Shropshire  in  1623.     Lancelot,  the  son  and  heir  of  John  and 
Anne    Lake,  had  issue    by  his   wife  Benetta,  a  daughter    Susanna, 
baptised  at  Pontesbury,  25th  November,  1571,  and  a  son  Lancelot, 
whose  son  Morgan  was  baptised  at  Ford  on  the  19th  of  October,  1607, 
and  had  issue  by  his  wife  Mary  a  daughter  Anne,  baptised  at  Ford 
4th  November,  1638,  and  four  sons,  namely,  John,  baptised  at  Ford 
on  the  12th  of  May,  1641 ;   Edward,  christened  there  on  the   13th 
of   December,  1651;    Richard,   baptised   at   the  same  place  5th  of 
November,  1654 ;  and  Thomas,  who  was  buried  there  on  the  25th  of 
August,  1673.     By  his  second  wife  Anne,  daughter  of  Richard  Hussey 
of  Battlefield,  John  Lake  had  issue  a  daughter  Ales,  who  married 
Thomas  Corbett,  and  a  son  Thomas  Lake  of  Boycott,  who  was  buried 
at  Pontesbury  on  the  24th  of  June,  1572,  leaving  issue  by  his  wife 
Eleanor,  daughter  of  Roger  Spell  of  Chirbury,  who  was  interred  at 
Pontesbury  on  the  28th  of  July,  1588,  Thomas,   his  heir,  and  four 
daughters,  namely,  Joan,  who  died  unmarried ;  Catherine,  married  to 
Richard  Oakeley,  Esq. ;    Anne,  to  Thomas  Gregory ;    and  Lucy,  to 
Francis  Bucknall.     Thomas,  the  only  son,  was  married  at  Pontesbury 
on  the  9th  of  November,  1574,  to  Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  Hugh 
Higgons  of  Halston,  in  that  parish,  and  was  buried  there  on  the  12th 
of  June,  1590.     He  had  issue  five  sons  and  three  daughters,  namely, 
Amy,  Catherine,  and  Elizabeth,  all  of  whom  died  unmarried.    Richard 
Lake,  the  eldest  of  the  brothers,  John.  William,  Hugh,  and  Edward, 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  107 

was  l):i|>1iscd  at  Pontcsbury  on  the  2nd  of  October,  1580,  and  was 
twice  married,  first  to  Margery,  daughter  of  AVilliain  Phillips,  iri'ntlo 
man,  and  secondly  to  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Bayliss  alias 
Powell.  The  issue  of  the  first  marriage  we  find  to  be  three  sons, 
Roger,  Thomas,  and  Richard,  born  respectively  in  1602,  1606,  and 
1607,  and  four  daughters,  namely,  Catherine,  Elizabeth,  Martha,  and 
Sarah,  all  baptized  at  Pontesbury,  in  the  years  1603,  1609,  1610-11. 
The  eldest  son  Roger  was  of  the  Drapers'  Company  at  Shrewsbury  in 
1619.  The  children  of  the  second  marriage  were  four  sons,  Abraham, 
born  in  1619 ;  Hugh,  in  1621 ;  James,  in  1622  ;  and  William,  in  1628 ; 
and  two  daughters,  Margaret,  born  in  1616  and  buried  in  1623 ;  and 
Mary,  born  in  1624  and  buried  in  1630,  all  at  Pontesbury. 

Beatrice,  the  other  daughter  of  Ralph  Boteville  by  Anne  Higgons 
his  wife,  married  Thomas  Montgomery  of  Shrewsbury,  who  was  bailiff 
of  that  town  in  1545,  died  on  the  2nd  of  February,  1564,  and  was 
buried  in  St.  Chad's  Church.  By  his  wife,  who  survived  him  and 
was  laid  by  his  side  in  St.  Chad's  Church,  having  died  on  the  3rd  of 
April,  1577,  he  left  three  daughters,  Anne,  Dorothy,  and  Katherine, 
and  a  son  Thomas,  who  wedded  Elizabeth,  sixth  daughter  of  David 
Ireland,  and  widow  of  Edmund  Pope.  By  this  lady  he  had  issue 
Richard  Montgomery  of  Shrewsbury,  who  was  married  twice,  an 
example  which  was  followed  by  his  son  Edward,  who  was  also  of 
Shrewsbury,  and  who  left  four  sons  and  two  daughters 

This  family  traces  its  descent  from  Philip  de  Montgomery,  whose 
son  Baldwin  was  seated  at  Clun,  where  his  son  Philip  was  living  in 
1332,  for  by  a  deed  of  that  date  he  released  to  his  son  Philip  all  claim 
he  had  to  the  tenements  in  Montgomery,  which  his  grandfather  had 
granted  to  his  father.  John,  the  son  of  Philip,  was  present  with  his 
son  John  at  the  battle  of  Agincourt  in  1415.  Their  conduct  on  that 
occasion  gained  for  them  the  addition  of  the  fleurs-de-lis  which  appear 
in  their  arms.  This  John,  the  son  of  John,  had  a  son  John  who  was 
of  Clun,  and  his  son  John  was  admitted  a  burgess  of  Shrewsbury  in 
1487.  This  John  was  the  father  of  Thomas  Montgomery,  gentle, 
man,  who  was  bailiff  of  Shrewsbury  in  1545,  and  who  was  the 

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108  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

husband  of  Beatrice  Boteville  otherwise  Thynne.  The  pedigree  of 
Maister  Richard  Montgomery  of  Shrewsbtiry,  extracted  from  the 
Visitations  and  Heraldic  Collections  for  Shropshire,  will  be  found  at 
page  142. 

We  have  already  noticed  the  marriage  of  Thomas  the  son  of  Ralph 
Boteville  with  Margaret,  daughter  of  Thomas  Heynes,  a  gentleman  of 
family  and  fortune  at  Church  Stretton,  descended  in  a  direct  line  from 
the  Princes  of  Powys.  This  alliance  was  strengthened  by  the  union 
of  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Roger  Thynne,  with  Richard  Heynes,  the 
son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Heynes,  by  Joyce  Gatacre  his  wife. 

John  Heynes  appears  to  have  been  the  first  of  his  family  who 
settled  at  Stretton-in-the-Dale,  and  by  his  wife  Gwenllian,  daughter  of 
Griffith  Goch,  left  a  son  Thomas,  who,  on  the  2nd  of  May,  1532, 
settled  an  estate  at  Stretton  upon  himself  and  Joyce  his  wife,  with 
reversion  to  Richard  Heynes,  his  eldest  son  and  heir  apparent.  This 
Richard,  who  lived  to  be  styled  "senior"  in  1563,  married  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Roger  Thynne  of  Church  Stretton.  By  this  lady  he  had 
five  sons  and  three  daughters.  Of  these  Thomas  the  eldest,  who  married 
Joan,  daughter  of  Adam  Otley,  died  in  1597  without  issue,  and  was 
succeeded  by  his  next  brother  Richard,  who  sold  the  estate  at  Church 
Stretton,  which  he  had  inherited,  to  Sir  John  Thynne,  then  lord  of  the 
manor.  It  is  of  this  gentleman  that  the  Earl  of  Essex  speaks,  as  his 
servant,  in  the  following  transaction.  It  appears  that  in  February, 
1592,  some  horses  had  broken  loose  from  Mr.  Prynce's  house  in  the 
Abbey  Foregate,  and  were  found  at  Lichfield,  where,  as  the  bailiff  of 
Shrewsbury  wrote  to  the  Earl  of  Essex,  "one  Eyns,  a  servant  or 
officer  of  your  lordship's,"  seized  them  as  waifs  belonging  to  that 
nobleman,  and  they  pray  redress.  The  Earl  of  Essex,  in  his  reply, 
dated  the  llth  of  March,  1592,  says,  "  althoughe  I  do  not  doubt  but 
my  servant  Eynes  had  some  good  reason  for  what  he  hath  done, 
nevertheless  whatsoever  interest  I  have  or  may  have  in  those  geldings 
I  will  not  contend  with  you,  but  do  freely  release  the  bonds  which  he 
has  taken  of  you  in  that  behalfe,"  &c.*  The  other  sons  of  Richard 

*  Owen  and  Blakeway's  History  of  Shrewsbury,  i.  pp.  550,  564,  565. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH  1>.  I"1. 1 


Heynes,  senior,  namely,  William,  who  married  Miss  Mutpruson, 
Edmund,  who  was  treasurer  of  York,  and  John,  all  died  without  I^MIC, 
so  that  the  line  more  directly  connected  with  the  Thynnes  terinii 
in  them.  This  alliance  was  strengthened  hy  the  union  of  Thomas,  the 
son  of  Ralph  Thynne,  -with  Margaret,  daughter  of  Thomas  Heynes  of 
Stretton.  The  line  of  the  family  of  Heynes  was  continued  by  William 
Heynes  of  Dorrington,  the  third  son  of  Thomas  Heynes  of  Stretton, 
whose  descent  has  been  accurately  given  by  Mr.  Joseph  Morris,  in 
the  pedigree  at  pages  138-140,  and  whose  descendant  John  Heynes 
is  still  possessed  of  an  estate  at  Dorrington,  in  the  parish  of  Con- 
dover,  and  county  of  Salop.  I  have  now  noticed  the  principal  alli- 
ances which  the  families  of  Boteville  and  Thynne  formed  with  their 
neighbours  in  Shropshire.  When  the  Thynnes  quitted  their  ancestral 
seat  for  the  fair  and  noble  heritage  of  Longleat  these  intermarriages 
naturally  ceased. 

Sir  John  Thynne,  the  founder  of  this  branch  of  the  family,  took  for 
his  first  wife  Christiana,  daughter  of  Sir  Richard  Gresham,  knight, 
and  sister  of  Sir  Thomas  Gresham.  The  family  of  Gresham  was 
anciently  seated  in  Norfolk,  deriving  their  name  from  a  town  in  that 
county.  John  Gresham  of  Gresham,  the  son  of  Edward,  was  the 
father  of  James,  who  was  twice  married.  First  to  Mary,  daughter  of 
William  Rookwood,  esquire,  by  whom  he  had  issue  William,  born  at 
Norwich,  who  died  without  issue,  Susanna,  and  William,  who  also 
died  childless.  By  his  second  wife  Margery,  daughter  of  William 
Billingford  of  Blackford,  Esq.,  James  Gresham  had  issue  William 
Gresham,  of  Little  Walsingham  in  Norfolk,  who  left  issue  John 
Gresham  of  Holt,  in  the  same  county.  This  John  Gresham  married 
Alice,  daughter  of  Alexander  Blythe  of  Stratton,  Esq.,  by  whom  he 
had  issue  three  sons.  William  the  eldest  son  married  Ellen,  daughter 
of  Richard  Bodley  of  London,  the  widow  of  Mr.  Copeland,  and  died  in 
1547,  leaving  an  only  daughter  Alice,  who  married  John  Marsh  < 
London.  Thomas  the  youngest  son  was  rector  of  South  Reppes,  in 
Norfolk,  prebendary  of  Winton,  and  chancellor  of  Lichfield. 
Richard  Gresham,  the  second  son  of  John  Gresham,  born  at 
was  admitted  of  the  Mercers'  Company  in  London  in  1507. 


110  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

the  king's  foreign  agent  at  Antwerp,  and  became  an  eminent  merchant 
in  London,  of  which  city  he  was  lord  mayor  in  1537.  His  ordinary 
place  of  residence  was  Bethnal  Green,  where  he  died  on  the  20th  of 
February,  1549,  and  was  buried  in  the  church  of  St.  Laurence  Jewry. 
An  ancient  tomb  in  the  east  wall  of  that  church,  erected  to  his 
memory  some  years  after  his  decease,  bore  the  following  inscription : — 

Here  lieth  Sir  RICHARD  GRESHAM,  Knight, 

some  time 

Lord  Mayor  of  London,  and  AUDREY,  his  first  wife,  by 

whom  he  had  issue  Sir  John  Gresham  and  Sir  Thomas 

Gresham,  Knights,  William,  and  Margaret;  which  Sir 

Richard  deceased  the  20th  day  of  February,  An.  Domini 

1548,  and  the  third  year  of  King  Edward  the 

Sixth  his  reign ;  and  Audrey  deceased  the  28th  day 

of  December,  An.  Dom.  1522.* 

This  monument  remained  standing  till  the  fire  of  London  in  1666, 
when  the  church  itself  was  consumed,  t 

Sir  Richard's  eldest  daughter  Christiana,  by  his  second  wife  Chris- 
tiana, daughter  of  John  Worpfall,  and  widow  of  Mr.  Taverson,  married 
Sir  John  Thynne  of  Longleat.  By  his  first  wife  Audrey,  daughter  of 
William  Lynne,  of  Southwick  in  Northamptonshire,  Sir  Richard  had 
issue  a  son  William,  and  two  daughters,  Margaret  and  Elizabeth,  all 
of  whom  died  in  the  lifetime  of  their  father ;  but  his  eldest  son,  Sir 
John  Gresham,  born  in  1518,  was  a  citizen  and  merchant  of  London, 
knighted  by  the  Duke  of  Somerset  in  the  field  of  Musselburgh  on  the 
28th  of  September,  1547.  He  was  admitted  of  the  Mercers'  Company 
in  1550,  and  died  in  1560,  leaving  issue  by  his  wife  Frances,  daughter 
and  heiress  of  Henry  Thwaites  of  Yorkshire,  a  daughter  Elizabeth, 
who  married  Sir  Henry  Neville,  of  Billingbeare  in  Berkshire,  knight, 
and  died  6th  November,  1573.  Sir  Richard's  third  son  was  the  famous 
Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  the  founder  of  the  Royal  Exchange  and  Gresham 
College,  whose  life  will  be  found  in  the  Biographia  Britannica,  and 

*  Stowe's  Survey  of  London:  by  Strype.    St.  Laurence  Jewry.    Monuments.  Vol.  i.  563. 
f  For  further  particulars  respecting   Sir  Richard  Gresham,  consult  Kippis'  Biographia 
Britannica,  and  Ward's  Lives  of  the  Gresham  Professors,  i.  p.  3. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 

whose  portrait  after  Holbein  has  been  engraved  in  Lodge's  Portraits 
of  Illustrious  Personages.*  His  office  was  that  of  King's  merchant,  or 
agent  in  foreign  parts.  He  received  the  honour  of  knighthood  in 
1559.  He  was  born  in  London  in  1519,  was  educated  at  Gonville 
Hall  in  the  University  of  Cambridge,  was  admitted  into  the  Mercers' 
Company  in  1543,  and  had  the  distinction  of  entertaining  his  sovereign 
Queen  Elizabeth  at  his  seat  of  Osterley  Park.  By  his  wife  Anne, 
daughter  of  "William  Fearnly  of  West  Creting  in  Suffolk,  and  widow 
of  William  Reade  of  Fulham,  he  left  an  only  son  Richard,  who  died 
young.  Sir  Thomas  died  on  the  21st  of  November,  1579,  and  was 
buried  in  the  parish  church  of  St.  Helen  in  Bishopsgate  Street. 

Pennant,  in  his  account  of  London,  says — "  North-east  of  Thread- 
needle  Street  stands  the  ancient  church  known  by  the  name  of  St. 
Helen's  the  Great ;  in  it  are  numbers  of  curious  tombs ;  they  for- 
tunately escaped  the  ravages  of  the  great  fire.  That  of  the  great 
benefactor  to  the  city,  Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  claims  the  first  notice. 
It  is  altar-fashioned,  with  a  black  slab  on  the  top ;  the  sides  fluted,  and 
of  coloured  marble.  So  great  a  name  wanted  not  the  proclamation 
of  an  epitaph,  so  it  is  entirely  without  inscription." — p.  475. 

There  was  no  inscription  on  the  tomb  till  the  year  1736,  when  the 
following  words,  taken  from  the  parish  register,  were  cut  on  the 
stone : — 

SIR  THOMAS  GRESHAM,  Knight, 

WAS   BURYED   DECEMBER   THE   XV.    MULXXIX.f 

Sir  John  Gresham,  the  third  son  of  John  Gresham  of  Holt,  \MIS 
admitted  of  the  Mercers'  Company  in  1517,  and  became  a  very 
eminent  merchant  of  London.  Sir  John  was  sheriff  of  London  in 
1537,  and  lord  mayor  in  1547,  in  both  of  which  offices  his  elder 
brother,  Sir  Richard,  had  preceded  him  a  few  years.  He  died  23rd 
October,  1556.  He  founded  a  free  school  at  Holt  in  Norfolk ;  gave  to 
every  ward  in  London  101.  to  be  distributed  to  the  poor ;  to  120  poor 
men  and  women,  each,  three  yards  of  broad  cloth,  eight  or  nine  shillings 

*  See  also  The  Life  and  Times  of  Sir  Thomas  Gresham.  By  John  William  Burgon. 
Two  vols.  8vo. 

f  The  will  of  Sir  Thomas  Gresham  will  be  found  at  pp.  19-25  of  Ward'*  Live*. 


112  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

a  yard,  made  into  gowns ;  to  maids'  marriages  and  hospitals  in  London 
200/.  Machyn  gives  an  account  of  his  very  pompous  funeral,  which 
was  fully  provided  with  banners  and  escocheons.  All  the  church  and 
the  street  were  hung  with  great  store  of  black  and  arms.  A  sermon 
was  preached  by  Mr.  Harpsfield,  Archdeacon  of  Canterbury,  and  after 
it  as  great  a  dinner  as  had  been  seen  for  a  fish  day,  in  which  nothing 
was  lacking  for  all  that  came.  He  was  buried  in  St.  Michael  Bassi- 
shaw  Church,  where  a  marble,  destroyed  by  the  great  fire  of  1666, 
bore  the  following  inscription  : — 

Here  lyeth  buried  under  this  tombe  the  body  of  Sir  JOHN  GRESHAM,  Knight,  sometime 
Alderman  and  Lord  Mayor  of  this  city  of  London,  who  had  two  wives,  Dame  Mary  his  first 
wife,  by  whom  hee  had  issue  five  sonnes  and  sixe  daughters;  by  Dame  Katharine  his  last 
wife  no  issue  ;  which  Sir  John  deceased  the  xxm  day  of  October,  Anno  Domini  SIDLVI  ;  and 
Dame  Mary  died  the  xxi  day  of  September  MDXXXVIH  ;  Dame  Katharine  died 

He  was  seised  of  the  manors  of  Titsey,  Lymesfeld,  Brodham,  Oxstede, 
Warlingham  (with  the  rectory),  Sandersted,  and  the  burghs  of  Long- 
hurst,  Rowholt,  and  Waldingham,  leaving  William,  his  son  and  heir, 
aged  34.  This  William  had  two  sons,  William  and  Thomas,  and  three 
daughters  ;  and  by  will,  dated  20th  October,  1575,  devised  his  manors 
of  Titsey  and  Lympsfield,  and  other  estates,  to  his  wife  Beatrice  for 
her  life ;  remainder  to  his  younger  son  Thomas  Gresham,  to  whom  he 
gave  estates  in  Lympsfield  and  other  places.  William,  the  eldest  son 
and  heir-at-law,  had  only  one  child,  a  daughter,  named  Elizabeth,  and 
by  deed,  20th  February,  35  Eliz.  1593,  ratified  the  will  of  his  father, 
by  which  Titsey,  Lympsfield,  and  other  estates,  were  given  to  his 
younger  brother  Thomas.  Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  William,  died 
without  issue.  Thomas  was  afterwards  knighted,  and  was  succeeded 
by  his  son  John,  who  became  a  knight,  and  who  by  deed,  dated 
13th  November,  1630,  is  described  as  his  second  son,  though  no  elder 
son  is  there  named.  John  died  in  1643,  and,  having  no  issue,  his 
brother  Edward,  who  in  that  deed  is  mentioned  as  third  son,  succeeded 
to  the  estate ;  so  that  if  there  were  an  elder  son  he  must  have  died 
without  issue. 

The  before-mentioned  Edward,  who  was  also  a  knight,  married  two 
wives.     By  the  first  he  had  a  son  Thomas,  who  married,  and,  having 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  113 

only  a  daughter,  seems  to  have  died  in  his  father's  lifetime ;  for  Sir 
Edward,  by  his  second  wife,  had  a  son  named  Marmaduke,  who  inhe- 
rited the  estate,  and  represented  East  Grinstead  in  Parliament  in  1660. 
He  was  created  a  Baronet  31st  July,  1660,  and  died  1696.  He  married 
Alice,  daughter  of  Richard  Corhet,  Bishop  of  Norwich,  "  a  religious, 
loyal,  and  virtuous  lady."  He  had  by  her  a  numerous  family,  many 
of  whom  died  young.  In  1672  he  settled  the  manors  of  Westerham  and 
Titsey,  and  the  manor,  park,  and  advowson  of  Lyinpsfield,  and  other 
estates,  on  his  eldest  son  Edward,  on  his  marriage  with  Martha,  youngest 
daughter  of  Serjeant  Maynard,  and  his  heirs  male,  with  remainder 
to  himself  in  fee ;  and  by  his  will,  1 4th  January,  1695,  devised  his 
remainder  in  fee  to  his  said  son  Edward  and  his  heirs  male ;  remainder 
to  his  second  son  Charles  in  like  manner ;  remainder  to  his  third  son 
"William  in  like  manner.  This  will  was  proved  3rd  January,  1697.  Ed- 
ward succeeded  to  the  title  and  estate,  but  had  issue  only  one  daughter 
named  Elizabeth,  and  on  his  death  his  brother  Charles  became  entitled. 
It  seems  that  no  provision  had  been  made  for  Elizabeth,  the  daughter 
of  Sir  Edward,  his  brother ;  for  in  12  Anne,  1715,  an  Act  of  Parliament 
was  passed,  enabling  Sir  Charles  Gresham  to  raise  5.000/.  for  a  portion 
for  his  niece,  and  also  to  enable  him  to  raise  portions  for  his  own  younger 
children,  which  under  his  father's  settlement  and  will  he  had  not 
power  to  do.  On  his  death,  in  1718,  his  eldest  son  Marmaduke  took 
the  title  and  settled  estate ;  but  Sir  Charles  by  his  will  gave  all  his 
unsettled  estate  to  his  seven  younger  children,  who  all  survived  him. 
Sir  Marmaduke  by  his  will,  dated  4th  June,  1741,  devised  all  his 
estates  in  Surrey  and  Kent,  except  Titsey  and  the  advowson  of  Tats- 
field,  to  Mr.  Mompesson  and  Mr.  Godfrey  for  a  term  of  600  years,  in 
trust,  to  raise  money  by  mortgage  or  a  sale  for  payment  of  his  debts 
and  legacies ;  and  such  as  remained  unsold  he  devised  to  his  eldest  son 
Charles,  at  the  age  of  twenty-five ;  remainder  to  his  son  John  at  the 
like  age ;  but,  as  the  trustees  had  only  a  term  of  500  years  vested  in 
them,  and  Sir  John  his  son  was  an  infant,  it  was  found  necessary  to 
apply  to  Parliament  for  an  Act  to  enable  them  to  sell  the  freehold 
of  so  much  as  would  discharge  the  incumbrances ;  and  an  Act  was 

Q 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

accordingly  passed  in  18  Geo.  II.  1745,  vesting  in  them  all  the  estates 
except  that  of  Titsey.  It  was  found  necessary  to  sell  the  whole  of  such 
vested  interest,  and  the  family  estate  was  reduced  to  the  parish  of 
Titsey  and  the  advowson  of  Tatsfield.  This  remnant  of  the  large 
original  estate  descended,  on  the  death  of  Sir  Charles  without  issue,  to 
his  brother,  the  late  Sir  John,  who  had  the  good  fortune  to  obtain 
some  considerable  property  by  the  death  of  a  relation,  and  by  his 
prudent  management  was  enabled  to  re-purchase,  and  had  the  oppor- 
tunity of  so  doing,  many  considerable  parts  of  the  estates  which  had 
been  sold  off.  He  died  in  affluent  circumstances  in  1801.  and  by  his 
will  devised  all  his  estates  to  his  wife  for  life,  with  remainder  to  his 
only  child  Catherine  Maria,  then  an  infant.  Lady  Gresham  died  in 
1804,  and  in  that  year  Miss  Gresham  married  William  Leveson 
Gower,  esquire.* 

The  Nevilles  of  Billingbeare,  represented  by  Lord  Braybrooke,  the 
noble  owner  of  Audley  End,  are  the  heirs  of  Gresham. 

The  marriage  of  Sir  John  Thynne  of  Longleat,  with  Anne,  daugh- 
ter of  Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  knight,  who  was  twice  Lord  Mayor  of 
London,  induces  me  to  add  the  descent  of  that  family,  derived  from 
the  records  in  the  College  of  Arms,  the  pedigree  being  inserted  at 
page  145. 

The  family  of  Hayward  was  seated  at  Brockton,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  for  several  generations.  The  first  recorded  ancestor  of  this 
line  is  James  Hayward  of  Brockton;  whose  son  John  left  by  his  wife 
Margery  Wever  a  son  William;  who  married  Joan  Wilcocke,  by  whom 
he  had  issue  Alice,  who  became  the  wife  of  Thomas  Page,  and  a  son 
William,  who  married  the  daughter  and  co-heir  of  William  Brockton. 
From  this  union  sprang  William  Hayward,  who,  by  his  wife  Agnes, 
daughter  of  Walter  Bayley,  had  issue  three  sons  :  George,  who  left 
issue ;  Richard,  in  holy  orders ;  William,  who  died  sine  prole ;  and 
John,  who  married  Agnes  Glover.  This  John  had  three  sons :  namely, 
John,  who  left  issue  William  and  George  Hayward  of  Bridgnorth,  who 
married  Margaret,  daughter  of  John  Whitbrooke.  This  gentleman  had 

*  Manning  and  Bray's  History  of  Surrey,  ii.  402. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  1  1  ."> 

issue  three  daughters:  namely,  Eleanor,  wife  of  William  Shawlmry  ; 
Agnes,  who  married  first  Mr.  Rogers,  and  secondly  William  Shack elt on ; 
and  Katherine,  wife  of  Bernard  Langton  ;  and  one  son,  Sir  Rowland 
Hayward,  who  was  twice  married.  His  first  wife  was  Joan,  daughter 
and  co-heir  of  William  Tillesworth  of  London,  esquire,  by  whom  he 
had  issue  three  sons  and  two  daughters,  who  died  young,  and  three 
other  daughters :  namely,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Richard  Warren  of 
Cleybury,  in  Essex,  who  remarried  Thomas  Lord  Knyvet  of  Escrick ; 
Susannah,  wife  of  Sir  Henry  Townsend,  knight,  justice  of  Chester ; 
and  Joan,  the  wife  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  knight,  of  Longleat,  in  the 
county  of  Wilts.  Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  son  to  George  Hayward  of 
Bridgnorth,  Shropshire,  appears  on  the  corporation  records  as  cloth- 
worker.  He  became  sheriff  of  London  in  1563,  and  was  twice  lord 
mayor  of  London,  first  in  1570,  when  he  was  present  on  the  occasion 
of  Queen  Elizabeth's  visit  to  the  Royal  Exchange,  and  last  in  1590. 
He  took  for  his  second  wife  Katherine,  the  widow  of  Thomas  Smith  of 
Ostenhanger,  in  Kent,  customer  to  the  port  of  London.  By  this  lady, 
who  survived  him  and  remarried  John  Scott  of  Scott's  Hill,  in  Kent, 
Sir  Rowland  left  issue  Sir  George  Hayward,  knight;  Sir  John 
Hayward,  knight ;  Alice,  wife  of  Sir  Richard  Butler ;  Katherine,  who 
married  Richard  Scott;  Katherine,  wife  of  Sir  Warren  St.  Leger, 
knight ;  and  a  daughter  Anna,  who  died  unmarried.  Sir  Rowland 
Hayward  died  on  the  5th  of  December,  1592,  and  was  interred  in  the 
parish  church  of  St.  Alphage,  in  Cripplegate  Ward,  where  a  very  good 
monument,  in  the  wall  of  the  quire  on  the  south  side,  was  erected  to 
his  memory.  It  bears  the  following  inscription  :— 

Here  lieth  the  body  of  Sir  ROWLAND  HAYWARD,  knight,  twice  Lord  Mayor  of  this 
city  of  London,  and  living  an  Alderman  in  the  space  of  80  yeares;  and  (at  his  death)  the 
ancientest  alderman  in  the  said  city.  He  lived  beloved  of  all  good  men,  and  died  in  great 
credit  and  reputation  the  5th  day  of  December,  ann.  Dom.  1593,  and  the  86th  yeare  of  the 
reigne  of  our  sovereigne  lady  Queen  Elizabeth.  He  had  two  virtuous  wives,  and  by  them 
many  happy  children. 

Joane,  daughter  of  William  Tillesworth,  esquire,  was  the  first  wife  to   Sir  ] 
Hayward,  by  whom  he  had  issue  three  sons  and  five  daughters.     Which  three  sons  and 
of  the  daughters  died  in  their  infancy.     The  eldest  of  the  surviving  daughters,  named 

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116  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Elizabeth,  was  first  married  to  Richard  Warren,  esquire,  and,  after  his  decese,  to  Thomas 
Knevett,  esquire,  one  of  her  Majesty's  Privie  Chamber.  Susanna,  the  second  daughter,  was 
married  to  Henry  Townsend,  esquire.  Joanc,  third  daughter,  was  married  to  John  Thynne, 
esquire. 

Katherine,  the  second  wife  of  Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  was  daughter  of  Thomas  Smith, 
esquire,  by  whom  he  likewise  had  three  sons  and  five  daughters ;  whereof  one  sonne  and 
one  daughter  died  infants.  The  two  sons  and  four  daughters  yet  living  are  George,  John, 
Alice,  Katherine,  Mary,  and  Anne,  all  young  and  unmarried  at  their  father's  death. 

Decus  vita  est  honorata  mors. 

This  tombe  was  erected  by  the  appointment  of  William  Pilsworth  and  William  Cotton, 
citizens  of  London,  and  executors  of  the  said  Sir  Rowland.* 

These  are  the  principal  alliances  contracted  by  the  Thynne  family, 
which  appear  to  require  notice  in  this  account  of  its  collateral 
branches.  Many  persons  may  not  have  heard  of  Sir  Rowland 
Hayward,  but  few  men  are  ignorant  of  the  name  of  Sir  Thomas 
Gresham. 

In  proceeding  to  notice  the  collateral  branches  of  the  Botfield  family, 
I  find  that  Agnes  Botevyle,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  of  Dawley, 
and  the  sister  of  Beriah  Botfield  of  the  same  place,  married  William 
Baugh  of  Madeley.  I  have  collected  from  the  testimony  of  their 
descendants  and  from  parochial  registers  all  the  evidence  now  existing 
of  the  descent  of  this  family.  The  entries  copied  by  Mr.  Morris 
from  the  Madeley  Register  amount  to  140,  so  that  the  family  appears 
to  have  been  very  numerous  in  that  district,  rendering  the  en- 
quiry somewhat  intricate  from  the  similarity  of  Christian  names. 
There  is  only  one  entry  in  the  parish  register  of  Shiifnal,  namely,  in 
"  1771,  Jane,  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Ann  Baugh,  baptised:"  but  none 
belonging  to  the  family  are  at  Sutton  Maddock,  where  the  register 
commences  only  in  1769,  and  none  whatever  at  Stirchley,  but  several 
entries  occur  in  Dawley  and  Malinslee,  all  of  which  will  be  found  in 
the  Appendix,  No.  34,  pp.  xxxvii. — xlv. 

William  Baugh,  who  married  Agnes  Botevyle,  the  daughter  of 
Thomas  Botfield  of  Dawley  and  Madeley,  on  the  17th  of  November, 
1728,  had  issue  by  her  three  daughters :  namely,  Mary,  born  in 
October,  1730,  who  married  James  Tranter  of  the  Finney  Farm, 

*  Stowe's  Survey  of  London,  by  Strype.     Book  iii.  chap.  vi.  p.  585. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  117 

Lightmoor ;  Margaret,  born  in  February,  1732  ;  and  Agnes,  born  in 
June,  1737.  He  had  also  five  sons:  namely,  William,  born  in  .lunr. 
1739,  who  married  Elizabeth  Sherwood  in  1764  ;  and  Beriah,  who  was 
born  in  October,  1741,  and  married  in  1763  Isabella  Glazebrook,  1>\ 
whom  he  had  issue  a  son  "William,  who  wedded  Elizabeth  Hart,  by 
whom  he  had  an  only  daughter  Agnes,  baptised  at  Madeley  in  1794. 
"William  Baugh,  by  his  wife  Elizabeth,  had  issue  two  sons  and  two 
daughters.  The  eldest  of  these,  William,  married  Jane  Hicks  of 
Wilton,  in  the  county  of  Somerset.  He  settled  at  Sutton  Maddock, 
and  had  a  son  William,  who  followed  his  father's  profession  of  civil 
engineer,  and  married  Anne,  daughter  of  William  Pritchard  of  Broseley. 
By  this  lady  he  had  issue  the  Reverend  Thomas  Baugh,  M.A.,  curate 
of  Handsworth,  near  Birmingham,  and  George  Baugh.  Richard  Baugh, 
the  third  son  of  William  and  Agnes  Baugh,  born  28th  of  August, 
1743,  married  in  1765  Ann  Tees,  by  whom  he  had  a  numerous  family, 
whose  descendants  are  correctly  enumerated  in  the  pedigree  given  at 
page  146.  Thomas  Baugh,  the  fourth  son,  born  in  February  1745, 
married  Martha  Powys  in  1769,  and  left  issue.  Joseph  Baugh,  the  fifth 
son,  was  born  at  Madeley  in  March,  1749,  married  Elizabeth  Pickerell 
in  December,  1770,  and  by  her  had  issue  William  Baugh,  born  in 
October,  1771,  who  married  Anne  Roberts  in  1794,  and  left  issue ;  also 
a  daughter  Isabella,  baptised  28th  March,  1773. 

Thus  briefly  have  I  endeavoured  to  narrate  "  the  short  and  simple 
annals  of  the  poor." 

Thomas  Botfield,  the  founder  of  this  branch  of  the  family,  married 
Margaret  Baker  of  Bromley  in  Shropshire. 

The  family  of  Baker  is  of  considerable  antiquity  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  Richard  Baker  having  died  seised  of  an  estate  in  Bromley  in 
right  of  his  wife  Joan,  only  child  of  John  Chesone  Bromley  of  Bromley, 
descended  from  Roger  de  Bromley,  who  died  seised  of  an  estate  there 
prior  to  the  1st  of  Edward  III.  1327.  This  Richard  Baker,  who  died 
in  the  15th  Edward  IV.  1475,  left  issue  two  sons ;  John  Baker  of 
Bromley,  who  died  in  the  15th  Henry  VII.  1500 ;  and  William,  who 
was  living  in  the  1st  Henry  VII.  1485.  This  John  Baker  had  a  son 
Richard,  also  of  Bromley,  who  died  the  10th  Henry  VIII.  1518,  leaving 


118  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

by  his  wife  Agnes  (who  was  buried  at  Worfield,  December  9,  1574)  a 
son  John,  who  was  interred  at  the  same  place  July  3,  1585.  He 
married  Christabel,  who  died  without  issue  prior  to  1551,  and  subse- 
quently Margaret,  who  was  buried  at  Worfield  April  8,  1613, 
leaving  two  sons  and  four  daughters  ;  namely,  Mary,  married  in  No- 
vember, 1576,  to  John  Bache  of  Identree  in  the  parish  of  Chaddesley 
in  the  county  of  Worcester ;  Alice,  married  in  November,  1580,  to 
William  Rowley  of  Catstree  in  the  county  of  Salop  ;  Elizabeth,  mar- 
ried to  John  Barret  of  Alscote  in  the  county  of  Salop,  on  the  23rd  of 
November,  1590 ;  and  Jessy,  born  22nd  May,  1586,  who  married 
Richard  Carpenter  of  Kinlet  in  the  county  of  Salop,  on  the  22nd  of 
January,  1588.  Roger,  the  eldest  son,  was  of  Kingslow  in  the  parish 
of  Worfield,  which  he  obtained  in  right  of  his  wife  Dorothy,  daughter 
of  John  Hoord  of  Hoord's  Park,  near  Bridgnorth,  who  was  buried  at 
Worfield  21st  January,  1639.  This  marriage  took  place  at  Little  St. 
Bartholomew's,  in  London,  on  the  24th  December,  1584.  Roger 
Baker  was  buried  at  Worfield  17th  August,  1617.  John  Baker  of 
Bromley,  the  second  son,  was  of  Swancote,  in  right  of  his  wife  Eliza- 
beth, daughter  and  heiress  of  Roger  Janyne,  son  of  John  Janyne 
of  Swancote  in  the  county  of  Salop,  to  whom  he  was  married  at  WTor- 
field  29th  September,  1567,  where  she  was  buried  13th  September, 
1592,  having  had  issue  three  sons  and  four  daughters.  His  name 
occurs  in  the  Subsidy  Roll  of  the  35th  of  Elizabeth,  1592,  viz., 
"  Worfylde,  John  Baker,  in  lande,  xxs.  ivd."  John  Baker  married 
secondly  on  the  16th  of  April,  1593,  Margaret,  daughter  of  William 
Lem  of  Bridgnorth,  who  died  on  the  16th  of  January,  1635,  and  was 
interred  at  Worfield.  This  John  Baker,  as  appears  from  the  Subsidy 
Roll  of  35  Elizabeth,  1592,  was  assessed  for  land  in  Worfylde  of 
the  value  of  xxs.  and  ivd.  Prom  this  marriage  descended  the 
Bakers  of  Pengate.  The  children  by  the  first  marriage  were  Mary, 
born  in  1578 ;  Jessy,  who  died  young,  in  1587  ;  Margaret,  baptized  at 
Worfield  in  1582  ;  and  Mary,  who  married  Richard  Bradney  of  Penn 
in  the  county  of  Stafford,  gentleman,  on  the  26th  November,  1615  : 
Richard,  who  died  young,  in  1589 ;  Roger,  who  was  baptised  at  Wor- 
field 5th  February,  1586,  married  Anne,  daughter  of  Thomas  Hayes, 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  119 

gentleman,  and  was  buried  at  Worfield  in  1624,  leaving  no  issue ; 
and  John  Baker,  of  Swancote,  afterwards  of  Bromley,  was  baptized  at 
Worfleld  8th  February,  1590,  and  buried  there  4th  September,  1664. 
He  married  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Rowley  of  Catstree  in  the 
county  of  Salop,  who  was  interred  at  Worfield  29th  November,  1649. 
The  issue  of  their  marriage  was  a  daughter,  Sarah,  who  died  un- 
married, and  was  buried  at  Worfield  17th  June,  1646 ;  and  four  sons, 
namely,  John,  baptised  at  Worfield  22nd  February,  1618 ;  Francis, 
baptised  at  Worfield  20th  April,  1623  ;  Richard,  born  13th  February, 
1624  ;  and  William,  born  in  March,  1627-8.  John  the  eldest  son  was 
of  Bromley,  where  he  died  in  1683,  and  left  issue  by  his  wife  Jane, 
who  was  buried  at  Worfield  5th  September,  1684,  three  sons  and  a 
daughter,  namely :  Mary,  who  married  Richard  Cartwright ;  John, 
who  died  in  1658,  aged  four  years ;  Thomas,  who  died  an  infant  in 
the  same  year ;  and  another  John  Baker  of  Bromley,  who  was  born 
there  llth  February,  1662.  He  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John 
Cuerton,  senior,  of  Bromley,  who  was  born  there  30th  October,  1663, 
and  by  her  had  two  daughters,  Sarah,  and  Elizabeth  who  married 
Thomas  Hoccom  of  Hoccom  in  the  county  of  Salop,  and  five  sons.  John 
Baker  of  Bromley,  the  eldest  son,  was  born  there  27th  September,  1686. 
He  was  married  at  Worfield  on  the  28th  June,  1708,  to  Sarah,  daugh- 
ter of  Henry  Granger  of  Kingslow,  who  was  interred  at  Worfield  the 
29th  of  February,  1764,  in  the  seventy-fifth  year  of  her  age.  The  issue 
of  this  marriage  was  two  sons  and  four  daughters,  namely  :  Elizabeth, 
who  married  Joseph  Littlehales  of  London,  solicitor,  who  was  the  an- 
cestor of  Sir  Edward  Baker  Littlehales,  baronet,  who  afterwards  took 
the  name  of  Baker,  and  is  now  seated  at  Ranstone  in  the  county  of 
Dorset ;  Martha,  Sarah,  and  Mary  who  married  Benjamin  Yate  of 
Bridgnorth.  Captain  John  Baker,  the  eldest  son,  who  was  born  23rd 
August,  1712,  died  unmarried ;  William  Baker,  esquire,  the  second 
son,  was  born  at  Bromley  10th  April,  1715,  became  an  alderman  of  the 
City  of  London,  died  in  Portman  Square  23rd  February,  1774,  and 
was  interred  at  Ashford  near  Staines  in  Middlesex.  He  married  first 
Sarah  Arthura,  relict  of  Mr.  Bilby  of  London,  on  the  27th  September, 
1737  ;  and  secondly  Martha,  eldest  daughter  of  Peter  Stour,  esquire, 


120  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  Highgate  ;  by  whom  he  had  issue  Peter  William  Baker,  esquire,  of 
Ranstone  in  the  county  of  Dorset,  and  New  Street,  Spring  Gardens, 
who  was  born  12th  September,  1756,  represented  Corfe  Castle  in  Par- 
liament, and  died  in  New  Street  25th  August,  1815.  He  was  married 
at  St.  Marylebone  on  the  27th  November,  1781,  to  Jane,  daughter  of 
James  Clitherow  of  Boston  House  in  the  county  of  Middlesex,  who 
died  in  New  Street  21st  December,  1816,  without  issue.  Of  the  four 
remaining  sons  of  John  Baker  and  Elizabeth  his  wife :  Edward  Baker 
of  Hilton  was  baptised  at  Worfield  26th  December,  1698,  married  and 
had  issue ;  William  and  Francis  died  unmarried ;  and  Richard  Baker 
of  Uppington  in  the  county  of  Salop,  who  was  born  at  Bromley  27th 
July,  1688,  married  Elizabeth  Hodgkiss,  widow,  of  the  same  place,  at 
Worfield  on  the  24th  of  May,  1716.  By  her  he  had  issue  John  Baker 
of  Uppington,  afterwards  of  Berrington  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentle- 
man, who  was  born  in  1717,  and  was  interred  at  Berrington  12th 
October,  1781.  He  married  Margaret,  daughter  of  Thomas  Lockley 
of  Rushton  in  the  parish  of  Wroxeter  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentle- 
man ;  she  was  interred  at  Berrington  8th  February,  1787,  in  the  sixty- 
ninth  year  of  her  age,  leaving  issue  two  sons,  namely  :  John  Baker  of 
Uppington,  gentleman,  the  eldest  son,  who  was  interred  at  Berrington 
14th  November,  1780,  in  his  fortieth  year,  having  married  Mary, 
daughter  of  Maurice  Jones  of  Uckington  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
gentleman,  on  the  13th  February,  1775.  By  this  lady,  who  was  bap- 
tised at  Atcham  in  the  county  of  Salop  28th  December,  1737,  he  left 
issue  a  daughter,  Elizabeth,  baptised  at  Uppington  on  the  27th 
August,  1775,  who  died  on  the  18th,  and  was  interred  at  Uppington 
on  the  21st  October,  1790.  Richard  Baker  of  Bridgnorth,  gentleman, 
the  second  son,  was  baptised  at  Uppington  10th  May,  1745,  and  died 
22nd  December  1810,  being  interred  at  St.  Leonard's  Bridgnorth, 
where  he  died.  He  married  Mary,  youngest  daughter  of  John  Guest 
of  Bridgnorth  and  Littleford  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentleman ;  by 
whom  he  left  issue  a  son,  Richard  Baker,  esquire,  of  Bridgnorth,  a 
magistrate  for  the  county  of  Salop,  who  died  unmarried  on  the  23rd, 
and  was  interred  at  St.  Leonard's  Bridgnorth  on  the  29th  June,  1821  : 
and  a  daughter,  Elizabeth,  who  was  baptised  at  St.  Leonard's  January 


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1st,  1779,  and  married  there  on  the  16th  September,  1804,  to  Thomas 
Boulton  of  Bridgnorth,  afterwards  of  Liverpool,  gentleman. 

Francis,  the  second  son  of  John  Baker  and  Mary  his  wife,  had  an 
estate  at  Bromley,  and  by  his  wife  Eleanor,  who  was  interred  at 
Worfield,  6th  July,  1705,  had  issue  two  sons,  named  Francis,  who 
died  in  infancy  in  1658  and  1663 ;  and  two  daughters,  Anne,  and 
Elizabeth  who  married  Richard  Bullock,  and  a  son,  William  Baker 
of  Bromley,  who  was  born  there  9th  May,  1661,  and  married  at  Wor- 
field, 15th  October,  1690,  to  Sarah,  daughter  of  Lewis  Parsons  of 
Much  Wenlock  in  the  county  of  Salop,  who  was  interred  at  Worfield, 
18th  March,  1729. 

By  this  lady  he  left  issue  three  sons  and  two  daughters,  namely, 
Jane,  married  Edward  Pratt  of  Hoccom ;  Elizabeth,  married  to  Francis 
Thomason  of  Bromley ;  Benjamin  Baker  of  Oldington  in  the  county 
of  Salop,  baptised  at  Worfield,  31st  March,  1702,  who  died  unmarried. 
John  Baker  of  Ackleton  in  the  county  of  Salop,  baptised  at  Worfield, 
llth  June,  1695,  who  married  Elizabeth  daughter  and  heiress  of  Mr. 
Tyrer  of  Ackleton.  By  her  he  left  issue  four  sons,  Bartholomew  Baker 
of  Ackleton,  baptized  at  Worfield,  24th  July,  1727,  who  married  Miss 
Hill,  and  died  without  issue  ;  William  Baker  of  Oaken  in  the  county 
of  Stafford,  who  was  baptised  at  Worfield,  27th  February,  1729, 
married  and  had  issue,  John  and  James  Baker.  William  Baker  of 
Bromley,  gentleman,  the  eldest  son,  was  baptised  at  Worfield,  26th 
January,  1691-2,  and  died  in  1763 ;  his  will  was  proved  in  the  same 
year. 

The  Stockton  estate  named  in  the  will  of  Mr.  William  Baker,* 
appears  to  have  consisted  of  a  messuage,  or  dwelling-house,  one  barn, 
one  garden,  one  orchard,  ten  acres  of  land,  five  acres  of  meadow,  ten 
acres  of  pasture,  five  acres  of  wood,  and  five  acres  of  furze  and  heath 
in  the  parish  of  Chirbury.  It  was  the  subject  of  an  agreement  between 
Benjamin  Baker  and  William  Hazlewood  and  his  wife,  on  the  16th  of 
August,  1750,  and  appears  to  have  been  sold  subsequently  to  the 
decease  of  the  said  William  Baker. 

*  See  Appendix,  p.  ccxci. 
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122  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

By  his  wife,  Anne  Corfield  of  Much  Wenlock,  he  had  issue  a 
daughter,  Margaret,  baptised  at  Worfield,  29th  December,  1730,  who 
married  Thomas  Botfield  of  Dawley  in  the  county  of  Salop,  and  was 
buried  at  Stirchley  on  the  9th  November,  1803,  and  a  son,  William  Baker 
of  Bromley,  afterwards  of  Oldington  and  Market  Drayton,  gentleman, 
who  was  born  at  Bromley,  14th  January,  and  baptised  at  Worfleld, 
4th  February,  1728.  He  married  Anne,  daughter  of  Arthur  Noneley 
of  Market  Drayton,  and  relict  of  Thomas  Worrall  of  Oldington,  who 
died  at  the  latter  place  and  was  interred  at  Worfield.  He  died  at 
Market  Drayton,  19th  March,  1810,  and  was  interred  at  Worfield, 
leaving  issue  by  his  wife  three  sons  and  a  daughter :  Patten,  who 
married  James  Owen  of  Birmingham,  mercer ;  George  Baker  of 
Oldington,  who  died  unmarried ;  Joshua  Baker  of  Bridgnorth,  mercer, 
who  died  without  issue ;  and  Benjamin  Baker  of  Market  Drayton,  the 
eldest  son,  born  at  Oldington,  who  was  a  tanner,  and  died  at  Market 
Drayton.  He  married  Mary,  daughter  of  James  Beeston  of  Longslow 
near  Market  Drayton,  by  whom  he  had  a  son,  James  Baker  of  Market 
Drayton,  afterwards  of  Oldington,  gentleman  ;  who  married  in  August, 
1814,  at  Leighton  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Anne,  daughter  of  Richard 
Worrall  of  Belswardine  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentleman,  by  whom 
he  had  seven  daughters,  namely :  Mary,  baptised  on  the  8th  May, 
1815 ;  Anne,  on  the  15th  April,  1816 ;  Eliza,  on  the  30th  October, 
1818 ;  Harriet,  on  the  29th  March,  1820,  and  Sophia,  on  the  llth 
January,  1822,  all  at  Market  Drayton;  Fanny,  born  9th  January, 
1823,  was  privately  baptised  at  Market  Drayton,  and  publicly  baptised 
at  Worfield,  9th  February,  1836,  and  Lucy,  who  was  born  25th  May, 
1825,  privately  baptised  at  Market  Drayton,  and  publicly  baptised  at 
Worfield,  9th  February,  1836.  They  now  reside  with  their  widowed 
mother  at  Bridgnorth.  The  head  of  this  family  is  Sir  Edward  Baker 
of  Banstone  in  the  county  of  Dorset,  born  the  4th  November,  1806,  whose 
father  Edward  Baker  Littlehales,  Esq.,  a  lieutenant-colonel  in  the  army, 
having  rendered  important  services  to  his  country,  was  created  a  Baronet 
on  the  28th  of  September,  1802,  and  by  sign  manual  in  1817  assumed 
the  surname  of  Baker  only.  He  married  Lady  Elizabeth  Mary  Fitzge- 
rald, daughter  of  the  second  Duke  of  Leinster,  and  died  4th  March,  1825. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  123 

Thomas,  the  eldest  son  of  the  aforesaid  Thomas  Botfiold,  married 
Lucy,  daughter  of  William  Skelhorne  of  Everton,  near  Liverpool,  by 
Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Hermann  Greve  of  Mollen,  near  Lubeck. 

All  that  is  known  respecting  this  family  and  that  of  Greve,  is  derived 
from  registers  and  from  memoranda  in  the  handwriting  of  William 
Skelhorne  in  a  copy  of  Baskett's  Bible,  dedicated  to  King  James, 
quarto,  without  date,  now  in  the  possession  of  Miss  Lucy  Skelhorne. 

Of  the  family  of  Skelhorne  we  know  but  little.  We  find  William 
Skelhorne  married  Lucy  Holt,  by  whom  he  had  issue  a  daughter,  who 
married  Mr.  Slater  of  Liverpool,  and  a  son  William,  born  in  1742,  at 
Dunham  in  the  county  of  Chester.  This  William  Skelhorne  was 
married  in  October,  1770,  at  St.  Nicholas's  Church  in  Liverpool,  to 
Sarah  daughter  of  John  Hermann  Greve  by  Mary  his  wife,  who  was 
born  on  the  8th  of  June,  1754,  and  died  at  the  Breck,  near  Liverpool, 
on  the  3rd  of  December,  1808.  By  this  lady  he  had  issue  six  sons  and 
four  daughters.  The  eldest  son  William,  born  on  the  18th  of  October, 
1772,  devoted  himself  to  the  pleasures  of  the  chase,  and  subsequently 
managed  the  Norton  estate  during  the  minority  of  its  present  owner. 
He  died  a  bachelor  at  Lynn  in  the  city  of  Chester  on  the  8th  of 
January,  1834,  and  was  there  interred.  John,  the  second  son,  born 
on  the  30th  of  January,  1776,  died  in  Liverpool  on  the  4th  of 
February,  1808.  Christopher  Burmaster,  the  third  son,  was  born  on 
the  2nd  of  December,  1777,  and  died  in  the  island  of  St.  Bartholo- 
mew, in  the  West  Indies,  on  the  13th  of  September,  1799.  Thomas, 
the  fourth  son,  born  on  the  14th  of  March,  1781,  left  issue  by  his  wife 
Margaret  a  son  William,  who  died  in  the  lifetime  of  his  father,  and  a 
daughter  Lucy,  who  survives  him.  He  died  in  America  on  the  10th 
of  August,  1824.  Peter,  the  fifth  son,  was  born  on  the  1st  of  Decem- 
ber, 1782,  and  was  lost  at  sea  in  the  Irish  Channel.  Henry,  the  sixth 
son,  born  on  the  2nd  of  February,  1784,  was  lost  in  the  wide  Atlantic  on 
his  passage  to  America.  Of  William  Skelhorne' s  four  daughters,  Mary 
the  eldest,  born  on  the  29th  of  September,  1771,  died  on  the  30th  of 
June,  1829.  The  following  inscription  on  an  altar-tomb  in  the 
churchyard  of  Stirchley  co.  Salop,  thus  records  her  decease :- 

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124  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

To  the  Memory 

of  MARY, 
eldest  Daughter  of  the  late  William  Skelhorne,  Esq.  of  Everton 

near  Liverpool,  who  died  at  Malinslee  in  the 

adjoining  Parish,  June  30th,  1829,  in  the  58th 

Year  of  her  Age. 

Lucy,  the  second  daughter  of  William  and  Mary  Skelhorne,  born 
on  the  17th  of  June,  1774,  became,  on  the  14th  of  February,  1800, 
the  wife  of  Thomas  Botfleld,  Esq.,  then  of  Court  of  Hill,  and  after- 
wards of  Hopton  Court  in  the  county  of  Salop,  and  as  his  widow  con- 
tinued to  reside  at  the  latter  mansion  in  the  unostentatious  fulfilment 
of  the  duties  incumbent  on  her  station.  She  died  on  the  15th  of 
August,  1856,  and  was  interred  in  the  family  vault  in  the  churchyard 
of  Hopton  Wafers.  Sarah,  the  third  daughter,  born  on  the  19th  of 
August,  1779,  was  twice  married,  first  to  James  Brown,  surgeon,  and 
secondly  to  Thomas  Woodward,  Esq.,  of  Liverpool,  by  whom  she  left 
a  numerous  family,  as  recorded  in  the  pedigree  given  at  page  149. 
The  fourth  daughter  Margaret,  born  on  the  17th  of  July,  1785, 
married  Richard  Golightly,  Esq.  of  Liverpool,  by  whom  she  had  issue 
two  daughters,  Anne,  and  Lucy,  married  to  John  Boy  dell,  Esq.,  of  the 
Rosset,  near  Wrexham,  and  a  son  who  died  young.  Mrs.  Golightly 
died  in  Liverpool  on  the  2nd  of  June,  1823. 

The  marriage  of  William  Botfield,  the  second  son  of  Thomas 
Botfield,  with  Lucy,  daughter  of  John  and  Betty  Bishton  of  Kilsall, 
leads  me  to  notice  that  family. 

"  It  is  not  often,"  the  Reverend  Joseph  Dale  remarks,  "  that  a  tree 
so  complete  in  its  stem  has  not  been  occasionally  transplanted  during 
nearly  three  centuries.  A  very  few  more  years,  however,  is  likely  to 
close  the  account  of  this  branch  of  the  Bishton  family,  with  the  old 
parish  of  Donnington,  its  church-yard  being  now  their  only  abiding 
freehold."* 

*  Extract  from  a  letter  dated  Albrighton,  21st  June,  1849,  enclosing  extracts  from  the 
Donnington  Registers,  which  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix  No.  35,  pp.  xlv. — li. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES.  1 1J.~) 

This  family  affords  a  remarkable  instance  of  the  permanency  of  the 
middle  classes  in  their  chosen  seats,  and,  though  the  place  knows  them 
no  more,  they  were  seated  at  Donnington  co.  Salop  for  more  than  two 
centuries  and  a  half.  Roger  Byshton,  the  first  of  this  family,  was 
buried  December  4,  1587,  having  married  Joan,  who  was  buried  Feb- 
ruary 4,  1593.  Their  son  Roger  married  Dorothy,  buried  October  30, 
1617,  himself  being  buried  13th  of  March,  1657.  Their  son  William, 
baptised  December  2, 1603,  married  Sarah  Beech  of  Arscott,  February  6, 
1631.  She  was  buried  September  18,  1661,  having*  lost  her  husband 
27th  of  March,  1649.  Anne,  daughter  of  Roger,  was  baptised  20th  of 
May,  1608.  This  William,  by  his  wife  Sarah,  had  five  children  :  Roger, 
who  married  Ruth,  was  baptised  November  26,  1632,  buried  17th  of 
January,  1670,  leaving  issue  ;  John,  who  married  Anne,  and  had  issue, 
was  baptisedl6th  of  October,  1634,  and  buried  24th  of  June,  1714 ;  Anne 
was  baptised  October  9, 1636;  William,  baptised  27th  of  May,  1639,  and 
buried  30th  of  January,  1675;  and  Edward,  baptised  8th  of  August,  1641, 
and  buried  27th  of  March,  1642.  This  Roger  had  four  children,  of 
whom  the  eldest,  William,  was  twice  married,  having  been  baptised 
May  3,  1663  ;  John  was  baptised  28th  of  February,  1664,  and  buried 
on  the  2nd  of  March  in  the  same  year  ;  another  John  was  baptised 
5th  of  April,  1666,  and  buried  28th  of  June,  1698 ;  Thomas  was 
baptised  6th  of  July,  1668,  and  buried  30th  of  November,  1669.  This 
William  had  for  his  first  wife,  8th  of  May,  1701,  Elizabeth  Lovat  of 
Lapley,  who  died  in  September,  1704 ;  and  by  his  second  wife,  Sarah 
Whiston,  to  whom  he  was  married  13th  of  April,  1706,  and  who  died 
8th  of  April,  1741,  he  had  issue  Elizabeth,  baptised  20th  of  November, 
1707.  He  died  in  March,  1741,  leaving  by  his  first  wife  a  son,  William, 
baptised  18th  of  September,  1704,  who  married  Lucy  Whiston,  29th  of 
June,  1732,  and  was  buried  6th  of  June,  1770;  by  this  lady,  who  was 
born  in  July,  1714,  he  left  issue,  two  sons  and  two  daughters  ;  John, 
the  eldest,  born  in  February,  1735,  and  William,  born  in  January, 
1740,  who  married  Frances  Blakemore  of  Shiffnal,  and  died 
1814 ;  Anne,  born  in  May,  1737,  married  Thomas  Cuxson  of 
30th  of  May,  1759,  and  had  issue ;  and  Lucy,  born  in  July,  1 
married  John  Minor  of  Grinshill,  30th  of  November,  1769.  This  John 


126  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

Bishton  married  Betty,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jellicorse,  24th  of  January, 
1765 ;  she  was  born  in  February,  1746,  and  died  in  June,  1805 ;  her 
husband  died  in  August,  1806,  having  had  by  her  eleven  children— 
1.  John,  born  in  November,  1766,  who  married  10th  of  February, 
1791,  Sophia  Baylis,  and  by  her,  who  died  in  July,  1812,  aged  45,  left 
issue,  1.  Elizabeth  Sophia,-  born  December,  1798,  and  died  in  August, 
1810 ;  2.  Anne,  born  in  September,  1768,  who  married  George  Baylis, 
8th  of  January,  1789,  and  died  leaving  issue  in  September,  1814 ; 

3.  Lucy,  born  in'  October,  1770,  who  married  William  Botfleld   of 
Dawley,  14th  of  January,  1794,  and  died  9th  of  December,  1851 ; 

4.  William  Roger,  born  in  February,  1773,  who  died  25th  of  October, 
1805,  and  by  his  wife,  Elizabeth  Wright,  had  issue  two  sons  and  a 
daughter,  as  recorded  in  the  following  inscription  on  a  tablet  at  the 
west  end  of  Donnington  Church,  co.  Salop  : — 

In  the  family  vault  -westward  of 

the  tower  lie  the  remains  of 

WILLIAM  ROGER  BISHTON, 

the  second  Son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall, 

in  this  Parish,  Esquire, 

who  departed  this  life  October  25th, 

in  the  Year  1805,  JEt.  32. 

His  Widow,  ELIZABETH  BISHTON, 

djed  in  London, 
on  the  llth  of  June,  1842,  and  is  buried  in 

the  Cemetery  at  Kensal  Green; 

they  left  one  Daughter,  Anne,  wife  of 

Arden  Adderley,  Esquire,  Captain  R.N., 

and  two  Sons,  John  and  William, 

to  lament  their  loss. 

5.  Elizabeth,  baptised  llth  of  July,  1767,  and  buried  on  the  same 
day ;  6.  Whiston,  baptised  27th  of  November,  1777,  and  buried  17th  of 
April,  1785;  7.  George  Octavius,  born  in  March,  1779,  and  died  12th 
of  November,  1845  ;  8.  Henry,  born  January,  1781,  and  died  in  April, 
1805  ;  9  Sarah,  born  in  October,  1782,  who  married  Henry  Crump  of 
Albrighton,  24th  of  April,  1806,  and  was  buried  Oct.  31,  1839,  having 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 

had  issue  by  him  six  children ;  10.  Holbrooke,  baptised  1st  of  May,  1784, 
and  buried  on  the  21st  of  the  same  month;  and,  11.  Thomas,  born 
17th  of  July,  1785,  who  married  25th  of  March,  1811,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Dale  of  Cheadle,  who  was  born  4th  of  November, 
1788,  and  by  her  had  issue  a  son,  Henry,  born  January,  1812,  and 
two  daughters,  Elizabeth- Sophia,  born  4th  of  March,  1813,  and 
Catherine-Dale,  born  24th  of  May,  1814 ;  the  said  Thomas  Bishton 
died  27th  of  November,  1839.  The  memory  of  the  parents  of  this 
numerous  family  has  been  preserved  in  a  Gothic  tablet  erected  in  185fi 
on  the  south  wall  of  Donnington  Church,  bearing  the  following 
inscription : 

Sacred 

to  the  Memory  of 
JOHN  BISHTON, 

ofKilsall, 

in  this  Parish,  Esquire, 
who  died  August  ix,  MDCCCVI, 

Aged  LXXI  Years. 

And  of  BETTY,  his  Wife, 

who  died  June  i,  MDCCCV, 

Aged  LJX  Years. 

This  Tablet  is  erected 

by  their  affectionate  Daughter, 

LUCT  BOTFIELD. 

It  is  a  fortunate  circumstance  that  the  Rev.  James  Forshall,  M.A. 
now  of  the  British  Museum,  should,  when  a  pupil  of  the  Rev.  Joseph 
Dale  at  Kilsall,  have  drawn  up  the  copious  and  accurate  pedigree 
of  the  Bishton  family,  which  will  be  found  at  p.  150. 

Beriah  Botfield,  the  third  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  married  Charlotte, 
daughter  of  William  and  Helena  Withering  of  Edgbaston  Hall. 

The  family  of  Withering  appear  to  have  been  originally  seated  in 
Staffordshire,  whence  its  branches  appear  to  have  migrated  into  Essex, 
Shropshire,  and  London.  The  early  orthography  of  the  name  is  only 
remarkable  for  the  addition  of  a  final  e  or  s,  and  should  not  be 
confounded,  as  has  been  done  in  the  Memoirs  of  Dr.  Withering  by 


128  STEMMATA  BOTEVTLLIANA. 

his  son,  with  the  more  ancient  patronymic  of  Widdrington  or 
Witherington  of  Northumberland,  so  well  known  from  the  mention 
of  one  of  its  members  in  the  ballad  of  Chevy  Chase.  Prom  the 
Visitation  of  London  in  1634,  it  appears  that  John  Withering  was 
seated  at  Overton  in  the  county  of  Stafford,  and  was  succeeded  by  his 
son  Thomas  of  the  same  place,  who  married  Margaret,  daughter  and 
heiress  of  Edward  Strickland  of  Yorkshire,  by  whom  he  left  a  son 
William  Witheringe  of  Overton.  This  William  had  a  son  Edward, 
also  of  Overton,  who  married  Ellyn,  daughter  of  William  Rudiard  of 
Rudiard,  esquire,  by  whom  he  left  issue  Thomas  Witheringe  of 
Overton,  who  married  Elinor,  daughter  of  Robert  Pilkington;  by 
whom  he  had  issue  John  of  the  same  place,  who  wedded  Dorothy, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Aderley  of  Blackhaugh.  By  this  lady  John 
Witheringe  had  three  sons:  Thomas  of  Overton,  Anthony,  who 
became  a  yeoman  usher,  and  Edward,  who  died  without  issue. 
Thomas  Witheringe  married  Dorothy,  daughter  of  John  Pearne  of 
Crackmarsh,  by  whom  he  had  six  sons  :  John,  Thomas,  William, 
Robert,  Anthony,  and  Marmaduke.  John  Witheringe  of  Overton 
aforesaid  was  sometime  gentleman  usher,  and  sewer  to  King  Charles 
the  Pirst.  He  married  Prances,  daughter  of  Sir  William  Culpeper  of 
Aylesford  in  the  county  of  Kent,  by  whom  he  had  issue  William 
Withering  of  Nelmes  in  the  county  of  Essex,  who  was  Postmaster- 
General  of  England  for  Poreign  Parts.  He  took  for  his  first  wife 
Dorothy,  daughter  of  John  Glover  of  Lincoln's-Inn,  esquire,  by  whom 
he  had  a  daughter  Dorothy,  who  appears,  from  the  Visitation  of 
Essex  in  1664,  to  have  been  dead  at  the  time.  He  married  secondly 
Mary,  daughter  of  Sir  Prancis  Stydolph  of  Norbury,  in  the  county  of 
Surrey,  knight,  by  whom  he  had  two  daughters,  Elizabeth  and 
Prances,  who  were  both  dead  in  1664.  Thomas,  the  second  son  of 
Thomas  Witheringe,  was  of  London,  where  he  filled  the  office  of 
Postmaster  of  England  for  Poreign  Parts.  He  married  Dorothy, 
daughter  of  John  Oliver  of  Wilburgham,  by  whom  he  left  a  son 
Thomas,  and  a  daughter  Dorothy,  who  was  a  minor  in  1654-5.  He 
died  in  the  55th  year  of  his  age,  and  was  buried  at  Hornchurch  in 
Essex.  His  nuncupative  will,  dated  12th  November,  1649,  was  proved 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 

on  the  17th  of  February,  1651.  His  widow,  Dorothy,  remarried  \\itli 
Eoger  Phillips  of  the  city  of  "Westminster,  on  the  24th  of  August, 
1654 ;  he  died  in  February,  1655,  and  she  died  in  the  parish  of 
Saint  Botolph  Aldgate,  and  her  will,  dated  29th  December,  1651,  with  a 
codicil  of  the  2nd  of  January  following,  was  proved  15th  February, 
1655.  Thomas,  the  eldest  and  only  son,  was  of  St.  Martin's  Outwich 
in  London,  and  died  unmarried,  administration  to  his  effects  having 
been  granted  8th  February,  1654-5.  William,  the  third  son  of 
Thomas  Witheringe  of  Overton,  had  two  sons :  William,  who  was  at 
Cambridge  in  1649,  and  Anthony,  who  was  living  in  the  same  year. 
Anthony  Witheringe  settled  as  a  merchant  at  Marina  in  the  Island  of 
Zante,  "  II  Fior'  de  Levante,"  and  was  buried  at  Sancta  Veneranda  in 
Marina,  17th  August,  1659.  Mary  Wakelin  and  Ralph  Lathropp 
were  his  cousins.  William  Witheringe  was  of  St.  Andrew's  Holborn, 
in  the  county  of  Middlesex,  and  had  for  his  wife  Mary,  who  survived 
him ;  his  will,  dated  26th  November,  1676,  having  been  proved  12th 
July,  1677.  In  this  document  are  mentioned  his  cousin  Dorothy 
Monson,  wife  of  Anthony  Monson  of  Northop  in  the  county  of  Lincoln, 
his  godson  William  Huly  son  of  sister  Huly,  his  brother-in-law  John 
Amherst,  and  his  cousin  Nicholas  Wilde. 

James  Withering  was  of  St.  Mary-le-Bow,  London,  and  by  his  wife 
Ruth  had  a  daughter  Ruth,  who  was  the  wife  of  Mr.  Emerson  in 
1666.  Letters  of  administration  were  granted  to  his  widow  29th 
September,  1654,  and  those  upon  her  own  decease  are  dated  17th 
February,  1666. 

Reverting  to  Thomas  Witheringe  of  Overton,  who  married  Elenor 
Pilkington,  we  find  that  he  had  another  son  Edmond,  who  married 
the  daughter  and  coheir  of  Wood  of  Balterley,  by  whom  he  had  issue 
two  sons,  Edmond  and  Thomas.  This  Edmond  Witheringe  married  a 
daughter  of  Brome,  by  whom  he  had  issue  a  son,  William  Witheringe. 
In  the  municipal  records  of  the  borough  of  Shrewsbury  there  exists  a 
recognizance  under  statute  merchant,  which  mentions,  on  the  19th  of 
September,  the  10th  of  James  I.,  1613,  "  Wittm  Wytheringes  filium 
et  hEeredem  Edmundi  Wytheringes  nuper  de  Upperteane  in  com 
Stafford  gen  defunct"  as  a  party.  In  which  document,  though 


130  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

the  municipal  officer  in  the  body  of  the  instrument  writes  the  name 
"  Wytheringes,"  William  himself,  in  a  very  good  hand  for  the  period, 
signs  his  name  "William  Witheringes."  It  is  evident  that  Upper- 
teane  and  Overton  are  names  of  the  same  place,  which  is  a  hamlet  in 
the  parish  of  Checkley  near  Uttoxeter. 

William,  the  son  of  Edmund  Witheringe,  was  seated  at  Cheswardine 
in  the  county  of  Salop,  at  which  place  he  was  buried  on  the  19th  of 
May,  1685,  leaving,  by  his  wife  Dorothy,  three  sons  and  three  daugh- 
ters, namely :  Richard,  baptised  2nd  of  November,  1630,  and  buried 
4th  of  November,  1651 ;  Edmund,  baptised  in  April,  1632 ;  William, 
baptised  8th  of  July,  1633  ;  Anne,  baptised  22nd  of  June,  1637  ;  Mary, 
baptised  30th  of  October,  1638 ;  and  Jane,  baptised  10th  of  March, 
1641.  Their  mother,  Dorothy,  was  buried  on  the  25th  of  July,  1663. 
Letters  of  administration  to  the  effects  of  William  Witheringe  were 
granted  on  the  12th  of  November,  1685,  to  his  third  son  William  of 
Cheswardine.  This  William  had  issue  a  daughter  Ellen,  who  was 
married  on  the  24th  of  October,  1686,  to  John  Gray,  and  a  son  Roger, 
who  was  buried  on  the  15th  of  January,  1707,  and  another  son  and 
heir  William,  who  had  issue  by  his  wife  Ellenor  or  Eleanor  (for 
the  name  is  spelt  in  the  Register  both  ways)  two  sons  and  two 
daughters.  Of  these  the  eldest,  William,  was  baptised  on  the  30th 
of  November,  1708,  and  buried  on  the  1st  of  July,  1712 ;  Edmund, 
the  second  son,  was  baptised  on  the  30th  of  December,  1713  ;  the 
eldest  daughter,  Mary,  was  baptised  the  30th  of  September,  1711  ; 
and  Elizabeth  on  22nd  of  May,  1716.  William  Witheringe  was 
buried  at  Cheswardine  on  the  26th  of  August,  1716.  The  aforesaid 
Edmund,  his  second  son,  married  Sarah,  daughter  of  George  Hector, 
esquire,  of  Lichfield,  who  was  born  18th  November,  1708.  By  this 
lady  he  had  issue  an  only  son,  William,  and  two  daughters :  Mary, 
baptised  on  the  1st  of  September,  1739,  who  died  young,  and  Sarah, 
baptised  on  the  12th  of  February,  1750,  who  died  at  Norton  Hall 
on  the  21st  of  August,  1814,  in  the  65th  year  of  her  age.  Edmund 
Withering  died  at  Cheswardine  in  1769,  and  was  succeeded  by  his 
only  son  William,  who  was  baptised  at  Wellington  on  the  13th  of 
April,  1742,  and  on  the  12th  of  September,  1772,  married  Helena, 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH!  .-.  131 

the  only  child  of  George  Cookes,  esquire,  of  Stafford,  by  Ruth  Amcr\ 
his  wife,  of  a  family  long  established  in  that  county. 

William  Withering,  who  attained  deserved  celebrity  as  a  botanist 
and  a  physician,  died  at  the  Larches  near  Birmingham,  on  the  6th  of 
October,  1799,  and  was  interred  in  the  parish  church  of  Edgbaston 
on  the  10th  of  the  same  month. 

The  local  journal  of  October  12th,  1799,  thus  notices  his  death : — 
"  On  Sunday  evening,  at  his  house  near  this  town,  in  the  59th  year  of 
his  age,  William  Withering,  M.D.,  Fellow  of  the  Royal  Societies  of 
London,  Edinburgh,  and  Lisbon,  and  of  several  other  learned  societies. 
He  resided  and  practised  as  a  physician  in  this  town  nearly  five-and- 
twenty  years,  with  a  degree  of  reputation  seldom  equalled.  He  had  been 
in  a  declining  state  of  health  for  the  last  ten  years,  and  has  probably 
lengthened  his  life  to  the  present  period  by  his  accurate  knowledge  of 
his  own  case,  and  extensive  skill  in  his  profession.  His  private  virtues 
will  long  live  in  the  memory  of  his  friends,  and  his  botanical  and 
medical  works  will  transmit  his  name  with  honour  to  the  latest 
posterity." 

The  inscription  upon  Dr.  Withering' s  monument  in  Edgbaston 
Church  will  be  found  in  the  Appendix,  p.  ccxii. 

By  Helena  his  wife,  who  died  in  November,  1801,  Dr.  Withering 
had  issue  a  son  William,  born  November  21,  1776,  who  married 
Lydia,  daughter  of  John  and  Lydia  Rickards,  on  the  8th  of  August, 
1808,  and  died  at  Wick  House  in  the  county  of  Somerset,  on  the  23rd 
of  June,  1832  ;  also  a  daughter  Charlotte,  born  February  21,  1778, 
who  married  on  the  26th  of  July,  1806,  Beriah  Botfield,  esquire,  of 
Norton  Hall  in  the  county  of  Northampton,  and  died  at  that  place  on 
the  26th  of  October,  1825,  leaving  an  only  son  Beriah,  born  5th 
March,  1807. 

The  arms  of  Withering,  recorded  in  the  Heralds'  Office,  London, 
C.  24,  as  belonging  to  the  family  of  that  name,  of  Nelmes  in  the 
county  of  Essex,  descended  from  Staffordshire,  are :  Argent,  a  raven 
volant  sable,  beaked  of  the  first,  between  three  pellets.  Crest,  a  raven, 
wings  overt,  sable,  beaked  argent,  gorged  with  a  crown  or.  But  the 
arms  used  by  William  the  son  of  Dr.  Withering  were  those  belonging 

s  2 


132  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

to  Witherington,  or  Widderington,  of  Northumberland,  namely : 
Quarterly  argent  and  gules,  a  bend  sable.  Crest,  a  bull's  head  sable 
plate"e ;  and  these  arms  so  borne  were  quartered  with  those  of  Botfield 
on  the  marriage  of  Charlotte  Withering  with  Beriah  Botfield.  The 
reason  of  this  assumption  of  arms  appears  in  the  Memoir  of 
Dr.  Withering  by  his  son.  where  it  is  stated  that  the  ancestors  of 
Dr.  Withering  resided  on  a  moderate  patrimony  in  the  county  of 
Salop  for  several  generations  ;  the  first  named  of  these  being  "James 
Witheringe,  according  to  the  orthography  of  that  date,  and  more 
anciently  Widdrington,  or  Witherington,  of  Cheswardine,  &c." 

This  belief  in  the  descent  of  his  family  from  the  Witheringtons 
appears  in  another  place  in  the  same  Memoir,*  where,  speaking  of  the 
young  medical  student's  equestrian  journey  to  Edinburgh,  his  son 
remarks  :  "If  there  be  any  truth  in  heraldry,  or  in  the  tales  of  other 
times,  the  Border  country  must  have  been  peculiarly  interesting  to 
Mr.  Withering,  for  there  had  the  Witheringtons  joined  in  bloody 
foray  with  the  Percies  and  the  Douglasses." 

The  foregoing  account  of  the  family  of  Withering  may  be  rendered 
more  complete  by  the  following  particulars  of  the  family  of  Hector,  as 
Sarah  the  daughter  of  George  Hector  married  Edmund  Withering. 
The  family  of  Hector  was  long  seated  in  Staffordshire ;  but  the  first 
name  of  any  note  was  that  of  Edmund  Hector,  who  in  1661  resided  in 
Market  Street,  Lichfield,  and  belonged  to  the  Volunteers  for  the 
defence  of  the  city.  On  the  25th  of  July,  1682,  he  was  elected  and 
sworn  sheriff  of  Lichfield,  and  on  the  17th  of  July,  1682,  he  was 
elected  a  member  of  the  corporation  ;  on  the  25th  of  July,  1685,  he 
was  elected  junior  bailiff,  and  on  the  25th  July,  1690,  he  became 
senior  bailiff  of  that  city.  On  the  14th  of  April,  1690,  we  find  a 
lease  of  two  acres  of  land  in  Lichfield  granted  to  "  Mr.  Hector."  On 
the  24th  of  July,  1700,  Mr.  Edmund  Hector  was  expelled  from  the 
office  of  senior  bailiff  and  from  the  corporation,  for  not  obeying  an 
order  of  the  corporation  not  to  swear  any  honorary  freemen  ;  but  on 

*  A  Memoir  of  the  Life,  Character,  and  Writings  of  the  late  William  Withering, 
M.D.,  F.K.S.,  to  which  are  annexed  his  Miscellaneous  Tracts,  with  a  Dedication  to 
Dr.  Bostock.  By  William  Withering,  Esq.,  LL.D.  London,  1822.  2  vols.  octavo,  i.  2 — 10. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH  I-  |:;;; 

the  llth  of  November  following  a  mandamus  was  received  from  the 
King  for  the  restoration  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector  into  his  office  of 
justice  of  the  peace  and  member  of  the  corporation.  He  was 
buried  at  St.  Michael's  Church,  Lichfield,  on  the  8th  of  Decem- 
ber, 1709.  By  his  \vife  Dorcas,  whose  will  was  proved  at  Lichfield 
on  the  2nd  of  December,  172(5,  Edmund  Hector  left  a  numerous 
family.  Of  these  George,  the  eldest,  became  eminent  as  a  surgeon  at 
Lichfield.  On  the  17th  of  July,  1714,  he  was  elected  a  magistrate  and 
member  of  the  corporation,  and  on  the  25th  July,  1719,  he  was  chosen 
senior  bailiff  of  the  city.  He  filled  the  office  of  churchwarden  of  St. 
Mary's,  Lichfield,  during  the  years  1719,  1720,  1721,  and  1722.  On 
the  22nd  of  June  1728,  Mr.  George  Hector  resigned  his  situation  as 
a  member  of  the  corporation.  On  the  30th  April,  1740,  we  find  that 
a  lease  for  twenty-one  years  was  granted  to  Mr.  George  Hector  of 
"  a  little  piece  of  land  in  the  Dovehouse  Fields."  Mr.  George  Hector 
retired  from  Lichfield,  and  afterwards  lived  at  the  Old  Lodge  near 
Lilleshall  in  Shropshire.  We  find  his  name  with  that  of  his  brother 
Benjamin,  as  residents  of  Lichfield  in  1710,  attached  to  a  loyal  address 
to  the  Queen  from  that  city  shortly  after  the  trial  of  Dr.  Sacheverell. 

Mr.  George  Hector  was  the  father  of  Brooke  Hector,  M.D.,  who 
had  one  son  Thomas  Hector,  and  one  daughter  married  to  Thomas 
Spurrier,  esq.  of  Walsall ;  and  of  George  Hector,  who  had  a  son  of  the 
same  name,  whose  family  consisted  of  three  sons  and  two  daughters: 
Brooke  Hector,  Edmund  Hector,  Benjamin  Hector,  Mrs.  Ward  of 
Whiston,  and  Mrs.  Spearman.  Of  the  daughters  of  Mr.  George 
Hector  the  surgeon  of  Lichfield,  Sarah  became  the  wife  of  Edmund 
Withering,  and  the  mother  of  Dr.  Withering  of  Edgbaston  ;  Penelope 
became  Mrs.  Leeke  of  Newport,  and  the  mother  of  Mrs.  Pearson  of 
Tettenhall ;  Ann  married  Mr.  Kurd,  whose  brother  was  bishop  of 
Worcester ;  and  Charlotte  became  the  wife  of  Dr.  Seagre  of  Atherstone. 
I  subjoin  a  copy  of  the  inscription  on  a  mural  tablet  to  the  memory  of 
Dr.  Hector  and  his  two  wives  in  the  nave  of  Lichfield  Minster:- 


134  STEMMATA  BOTKVILLIANA. 

Near  this  place  lie  the  remains  of 

BEOOKE  HECTOR,  M.D. 

late  of  the  adjoining  city,  who  died 

13th  December,  1773, 

aged  74. 

Also  Elizabeth  his  first  wife,  who  died 
22nd  July,  1742, 

aged  32 ; 

And  Mary  his  second  wife, 
•who  died  March  14th,  1783, 

aged  77. 
Arms — Azure,  two  lions  rampant  combatant  or. 

It  was  to  Dr.  Brooke  Hector,  and  to  the  Rev.  Henry  Wood,  that 
Dr.  Withering,  when  a  medical  student  at  Edinburgh,  in  gratitude  to 
his  early  instructors,  dedicated  his  inaugural  dissertation  "  De  Angina 
gangrenosa"  in  the  following  words:  "  Avunculo  meo  plurimum 
honorando,  viro  vere  erudito,  artibus  ingenuis  ornatissimo,  BROOKE 
HECTOR,  Lichfleldiensi,  M.D.  propter  animum  amicissimum,  quo  me 
meaque  studia  semper fo vet:  necnon  Reverendo  admodum  viro  HENRICO 
WOOD,  literarum  humaniorum  cultori,  prseceptori  fidelissimo,  annorum 
puerilium  custodi  sedulissimo,  monitori  liberrimo  et  amicissimo,  ob 
optima  in  studiis  excolendis  consilia,  beneflciaque  innumera  in  me 
collata,  hanc  dissertationem  medicarn,  grati  animi  monumentum, 
dicatam  volo.  "  GULIELMTJS  WITHERING." 

This  thesis  cost  the  author  much  labour,  and  was  allowed  to  possess, 
adds  his  biographer,  a  higher  degree  of  merit  than  the  generality  of 
such  compositions.* 

Benjamin  Hector,  the  son  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  who  was  baptised 
at  St.  Mary's  Lichfleld,  on  the  31st  of  August,  1682,  was  elected 
sheriff  of  the  city  of  Lichfield  on  the  25th  of  July,  1727.  He  survived 
his  wife  Dorothy,  and  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son  Edmund,  who 
was  born  in  Lichfield  on  the  30th  of  January,  1708,  and  followed  his 
uncle's  profession,  in  which  he  became  eminent,  and  which  he  prac- 
tised in  Birmingham. 

*  Memoir  of  Dr.  Withering  by  his  son,  i.  23. 


COLLATERAL  BKAXCH  I.-.  135 

Edmund  Hector,  surgeon,  was  the  schoolfellow  of  Dr.  Johnson, 
who  afterwards  lived  with  him  for  six  months  in  Birmingham,  in 
1732-3.  Mr.  Hector  assisted  Johnson  in  his  first  prose  work,  the 
translation  of  Father  Lobo's  Voyage  to  Abyssinia,  which  was  pub- 
lished in  1735.  Again  towards  the  close  of  his  life  Johnson  visited 
Birmingham,  where  he  passed  a  few  days  with  his  worthy  old  school- 
fellow Mr.  Hector,  in  1784.  Dr.  Johnson  himself  has  recorded  that 
his  mother  was  assisted  at  his  own  birth  by  George  Hector,  a  man- 
midwife  of  great  reputation,  7th  September,  1709.*  Mr.  Edmund 
Hector  died  on  the  2nd  of  September,  1794,  and  was  buried  at  St. 
Philip's  in  Birmingham,  in  which  there  is  a  monument  with  the 
following  inscription  : — 

M.S. 
EDMUNDI  HECTOR. 

I , ir  1 1 lir 111 i:r  Natus 
Die  XXX  Jan.  M.DCCVIIL 

Birminghamitc 

Artem  Chirurgicam 

per  Annos  Sexaginta  quinque 

Multa  cum  Laude 

Exercuit. 
Denatus  Die  ii.  Sep.  M.DCCXCIV. 

jEtatis  suse  LXXXVI. 
Vir  Probus  Benevolus  Pius 

Neque  magis  in  sua 

Quam  in  Publics  Commoda 

Natus. 

Mrs.  Hector,  widow,  of  Lichfield,  about  1788,  gave  50f.  in  money 
to  the  churchwardens  of  St.  Mary's,  the  interest  of  which  to  be  for 
the  use  of  twenty  poor  widows  of  that  parish. 

This  account  of  the  family  of  Hector  has  been  compiled  from 
memorials  collected  by  Mrs.  Calvert,  grand-daughter  of  Brooke  Hector, 
M.D.  of  Lichfield,  and  daughter  of  the  late  Thomas  Spurrier,  esquire, 

*  See  Life,  i.  316.     See  Boswell's  Life  of  Johnson.  1835.  8vo.  i.  32,  42,  43,  44,  88,  8! 
90,  98,  180,  182,  316,  321;  vi.  87,  91.  92,  93;  viii.  118,  130,  131,  381,  384. 


136  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  Walsall,  from  the  records  of  the  corporation  and  the  registers  of  St. 
Mary's,  St.  Michael's,  and  St.  Chad's  churches  in  that  city.* 

I  have  now  completed  this  narrative,  which  has  been  carefully 
compiled  from  all  available  sources.  If  the  evidence  be  defective,  it 
is  now  all  that  can  be  recovered,  and  if  the  information  be  scanty,  it 
is  now  all  that  can  be  procured.  None  but  those  who  have  been 
accustomed  to  exact  strict  accuracy  from  themselves  can  tell  how 
difficult  it  is  of  attainment,  or  can  correctly  appreciate  a  quality  so 
essential  to  the  investigations  of  the  genealogist,  the  researches  of  the 
antiquary,  and  the  labours  of  the  historian. 

Thus  ends  this  simple  story.  I  have  endeavoured  to  render  my 
narrative  as  clear  and  concise  as  possible,  referring  those  who  may 
wish  for  further  details  to  the  documents  given  in  the  Appendix,  and 
proceeding  to  annex  those  pedigrees  which  more  particularly  elucidate 
the  descent  of  the  collateral  branches  of  the  families  recorded  in  the 
preceding  history. 

*  Seethe  pedigree  at  p.  155  ;  Appendix  No.  36,  pp.  lii — Iv.  and  No.  64,  pp.  xciv — xcvii. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 


L'J7 


PEDIGREE  OF  HIGGONS. 

[From  Vine   134-445,  and  other  MSS.  in  College  of  Arms.] 


ARMS.— Quarterly,  1  and  4,  V.,  three  cranes'  heads  erased  a.     2  and  3,  A.,  a  chevron  between  3  lobster 'i  claws  a. 
CREST.— A  griffin's  head  erased  o.,  gorged  with  a  collar  g.,  ringed  and  nailed  a. 

Roger  Higgons=pMatilda. 


ms^J 


Edward  Higgons=f  Elizabeth,  daughter  of Rawlins. 

. i 

John  Higgons,  of  Stretton,  a»  6  H.  7,.1490=pKatherine,  daughter  of  John  Plowden. 


>o=p» 


1  — 
John  Higgons,  of  Stret 
the  county  of  Salo 

—  Wilde,            William     Higgons,=p  
n.                                2nd  son. 

dau.  of  
Wilde. 

p.                           of  Stretto 

Elii 
and 
Tho 
of  1 

Salo 

Anne,  mar.  Ralph 
Botevile,   alias 
Thynne;  interred 
at    Stretton     in 
1545. 

Margaret,  wife  of 
Richard    Mason, 
of  Mynton,  in  co. 
Salop. 

dau.  of=Richard  =, 
Char-     Higgons, 
leton  of  Ap-     of  All 
ley,co.Salop.     Stretton. 

=Margery,  dau.  of 
Edmund  Korster, 
of  Wellington,  co. 
Salop. 

Johanna,  wife  of 
Thomas  Botevile, 
alias   Thinne,   of 
Stretton. 

Sibilla,  wife  of 
Thomas  Bowd- 
ler,  of  Wolstas- 
ton,  co.  Salop. 

,  dau. 
and  heir,  wife  of 

Adams, 
of  Longden,  co. 


Peter  Higgons,  of^pCatherine,  dau.  of  Roger  Baker, 
Stretton.  alias  Tynner. 


Edward  Higgons,  son  and  heir, 
utrinsque  juris  doctor. 


Richard  Higgons, 
3rd  son. 


Richard    - 

=Maria,          F.lizabeth,wife  of  John     George  Hig-= 

=Elizabeth,     Thomas,     of    Lin.  =pMargaret.     Jane.dau.  of=p  Ralph  Hig.=p  Margaret, 

Higgons, 

dau.   of         Okeley. 

gons.  son  and 

dau.  of         coin's     Inn,    juris 

Geoffrey 

gons, 

of 

daughter   of 

of  Shrews- 

John            Anna,  wife  of  William     heir,      chief 

Roger           consultus,  1592. 

Somerford, 

Shrews. 

Thomas 

bury 

Wildinge,       Harris. 

lutiliff  nf  Sft- 

,- 

1 

n_j 

\V«  of 

LJU1J, 

1584; 

of  Salop.       Anna,  wife  of  Robert     lop,     1854; 

Bromp-         Thomas  Higons,  of 

Elizabeth,    ford. 

sonT'l 

584. 

co.  Stafford, 

2nd  son. 

Fippes,  of  Ragdone.      duxit  flliam 

ton,  co.         Lincoln's  Inn,  s.  p. 

Katherine. 

•Jnd  wife. 

Margaret,  wife  of  Ed-     Ed'r'i  Veale 

Salop. 

ward  Heale. 

de  Salop. 

' 

L~~\  

Sara, 

Kli/:il>i>th,=pThomas  Hig-—  Jane,  dau.     Maria,     wife     of    George,     Richard    = 

^Elizabeth,      Edward    =pAnna.       Johanna     George 

wife  of 

3rd  dau. 

gons,  rector  of    of 

Richard       Wm.  Bering,  of    3rd  son,     Higgons,- 

dau.  of          Higgons, 

dau.  of 

Kiggins.     Higgins. 

Richard 

and  co- 

the  church  of     M 

tton,    of      Salop,  vintner.           s.p.        ofShrews- 

Richard          2nd  son, 

Thos. 

Edward      Rirh.nl 

Mechin. 

iieir  of 

Westbury           Shrews-          Elizabeth,  wife  of                     bury; 

Baldwine,      was  of 

Sherar,     Higgins.     Higgins. 

Maria, 

Richard 

(sac.     theol.       bury,    and      Geo.    Trevnant,                       bur.  at  St. 

of  Diddle-     Shrews- 

of 

S»-       Jane. 

V    •    .. 

wife  of 

Barker, 

doct.);    bur.      relict    of          alias  Trevers,  of                      Julian's, 

bury,   co.       bury;  bur. 

lop.            Kliza- 

John          of  Haugh- 

at  St.  Chad's,     Edward           Shrewsbury.                           Shrews- 

Salop;  bur.     at  St. 

belli. 

Robin- 

mond,  in 

Shrewsbury,       Ireland,  of     Magdalen,  wife  of                      bury,  23d 

at   Pontes.     Julian's, 

son. 

co.  Salop. 

24th    March,     Lythwood,       Robert  Harris,  of                      Nov. 

bury,  co.        Shrews- 

1635.                 co 

Salop.        Abbeyforegate,                       1626. 

Salop,  30th     bury,  25 

in  Shrewsbury. 

April,  1638     Ang.l  61  4 

i 

i 

Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Sir^Sir  Thomas  Hig-=f=Bridget,      Mary, 

Richard  Hig-     Elizabeth, 

Elizabeth,      Anna. 

.  Thomas^ 

=Ann.     Elizabeth. 

Win.   Paulett,  of  Ed- 

gons,  of  Grewell, 

dau.    of      died    un-     gins,  bapt.  at     wife  of 

dau.  and       Cecilia.     Higgons 

dington,     co.    Wilts, 

in  co.  Southamp 

Bevillc        married 

St.    Chad's,       Robert  Bo- 

co-heiress,      Maria.       was 

of 

and  relict 

of   Robert 

ton,esq.  sonn  and 

Gren- 

Shrewsbury,       teler,  of  co. 

mar.  John                    Shrews- 

Earlc  of  Essex.     She 

heire;  died  24th 

ville,  of 

15th    April,       Norffolke. 

Powell,    of                     bury,  gent. 

was  interred  in  Win- 

Nov. 1691,  aged 

Stowe. 

1628;  buried 

Stretton,  in                    in  1634. 

chester  cathedral  16th 

68. 

2nd  wife. 

there  2dDec. 

co  Salop. 

Sept.  1G;")!». 

1st  wife. 

1  653.  o.s.p. 

T 

Elizabeth,  5  yrs.     Frances,  3  yrs.     George             Thomas 

Bev'ille         Grace,  mar.     Higgons  Powell,     Thomas 

Ann, 

Upl.  at 

of  age  in  1655,     old    in    1655,     Higgons,  of     Higgons, 
was     living     in     was    living    in     Grewell,           1693. 

Higgons,      Sir    George     1623,  then  aged    bapt.   at    St    Jn- 
1693.           Wheeler,          18  yews.                 lianV^hrew»bnry, 

St.     Julian'.. 

19th    March, 

. 

1693. 

1693.                   1693. 

knt. 

26th  Jan.  1S31-X.     1020. 

138 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  HEYNES. 


ARMS  OF  HEYNES  :  Or,  on  a  fess  gules  three  besants,  and  in  chief  a  greyhound  sable,  collared  of  the  second. 

Gwyn,  Lord  of  Guilsfield,  co.  Montgomery,  son  of  Griffith  ap  Beli,  descended  from^ 

Brochwel  Yseithrog,  Prince  of  Powys. 


T 


Cadwgan  Wenwys,  son  of  Gwyn;  was  witness  to  a  deed  relating         Pascen  ap-pNest,  dau.  to  Llewelyn  Vychan 
to  the  Priory  of  Alberbury  in  1270.  Gwyn.     |         ap  Llewelyn  ap  Einion. 


ascen  ap-pj> 
Gwyn. 


Trahaiarn  ap  Pascen  =pMargaret  Gocli,  dau.  of  Einion  ap  Cynfelyn. 


7 


Howel  ap  Trahaiarn .^Jonet,  dau.  to  Roger  Corbet,  of  Leigh. 


T 


Ririd  ap  Howel,  was  of  Cruw.^Ales,  dau.  to  Thomas  Corbet,  of  Ackley. 


Einion  ap  Ririd.^Margaret,  dau.  to  John  ap  Meredith  Vychan. 


7 


Einws  ap  Einion.=y=Jane  Cambrey,  dau.  of 


•  Cambrey,  of  Stretton-in-the-Dale,  co.  Salop. 


John  ap  Einws,  otherwise  written  John  Eines,  of  Bausley.^Gwenhwyvar,  dau.  of  John  ap  Griffith  ap  Gwilim  Goch,  descended 
co.  Montgomery.  from  Brochwel  Yseithrog. 


Thomas  Eines,  otherwise  Thomas  Heynes,  of  Bausley  and  of  Stretton.^Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Roger  ap  Rys  ap  Owen  ap  Griffith. 


John  Heynes,  of  Stretton-^Gwenllian,  dau.  of 
in-the-Dale,  co.  Salop.  Griffith  Goch. 


Humphrey  Gatacre,  esquire  of  the  body  to  King  Henry  VI.=pEleanor,  dau.  and  heir  of  Richard 


(Son  of  John  Gatacre,  of  Gatacre,  co.  Salop,  esq.) 


r 


Blike,  of  Astley,  co.  Salop. 


Thomas  Heynes,  of  Stretton,  co.  Salop.     On  the  2nd  May,  24th  Hen.  VIII.  (1532),  he=pJoyce  Gatacre,  dau.     Richard  Heynes. 


settled  an  estate  at  Stretton  upon  himself  and  Joyce  his  wife,  with  reversion  to  Richard 
Heynes,  his  eldest  son  and  heir  apparent. 


and  heir  of  Hum-     Sir  William  Heynes. 
phrey  Gatacre.  Hugh  Heynes. 


Agnes  ; 
marr.  Hugh 
Sankey. 


Richard  Heynes,^=Elizabeth,     Hum- 

=William  Haynes,  of= 

Ill                                          jilt 
=Margaret,  dau.        John  Heynes,  4th  son.              Alice;  mar. 

>~ 

of  Church  Stret- 

daughter     phrey 

dau.  of 

Dorrington,  co.  Sa- 

andheirof Edwd.     Thomas  Heynes,  of  co.York,     Margaret;  married  Thomas 

ton;  styled  "Ri- 

of Roger        Heynes, 

lop  (3d  son  of  Thos. 

Gabett,  of  Dor-         5th  son;   marr.  Elizabeth,      Thynne,of  Church  Stretton. 

chard  Heynes, 

Thynne,        second 

Burn- 

Haynesof  Stretton); 

rington;  2d  wife;      dau.ofSirEd\vd.Neville,kt.     Anne. 

senior;"  6th 

of  Church    son. 

inghill  ; 

was  buried  at  Con- 

bur.  at  Condover,     Roger  Heynes;  was  slain  in     Jane;  mar.  William  Bowd- 

Eliz.  (1563). 

Stretton. 

1st  wife. 

dover,  1  Apr.  1576. 

12th  Oct.  1580.        Ireland.                                     ler,  of  co.  Salop. 

n 

Thomas          Ric 

id.  Haynes,     William3 

Edmund     Alice; 

Kathe-     Wil 

jam     Mar-  =pRichard^Eleanor.       Rowland^Mar-      Anne  ; 

P 

Haynes,          2nd 

son;  was       Haynes, 

dau.  of 

Haynes,      marr. 

rine.         Haynes.     garet, 

Haynes, 

dau.  of         Hayni'S. 

gery,      marr. 

i\f    lint* 

ot  i^nurcn       neir  ui  ma  mn       LUUU 
Stretton;         therThomas,in     son. 

Mut- 

lounn           ivicnaru 
son;  was      Shep- 

uau.oi 
Thos. 

oi  jjor- 
rington 

vv  imam 
Hicks, 

Qau.       j  onn 
of         Evans. 

o.s.p.  40th      1597,  to  an  es- 

penson. 

Trea-           pard, 

Att- 

Hall, 

of  Con- 

Thos. 

Eliz.  1597;     tate  in  the  ma-            |  

surer  of       of  Bal- 

wood  ; 

county 

dover; 

Jor- 

mar.  Joan,     nor  of  Church       Richard  Heynes,  of 

York.          cote, 

first 

Salop. 

married 

den. 

dau.  of           Stretton,  which     Charlebury,  Oxon; 

John             county 

wife. 

there, 

Adam  Ott-     in  1600  he          married  Lucie, 

Haynes,       Salop. 

13  Nov. 

ley  ;   she        sold 

to  John         dau.  of  Thomas 

fifth                  T= 

1570; 

mar.  2nd,       Thynne,  then        Harris,  of  Charle- 

son.            Anne; 

buried 

Richard          lord 

of  that           bury,  Oxon. 

mar.  — 

there,  a 

Leighton;       manor;  Richd. 

Horseley. 

"widow," 

and  S.Wm.     Haynes  was                                                                         — 

14  April, 

Botterell.        living  in  1607.             Richard. 

Prudence. 

1618. 

i 

COLLATERAL  BKAM  IlKs. 


1:59 


William     Juliana  =  John    ^Mary,  dau.      Elizabeth,     Sarah,  l.apt.  at  Condo-     Thuuuu    Ilaynes,  of^Joyce.     John  lUyne*.     Vi'illiiin~i"Aliitr»J. 


Phillips, 
1st  wifef 
mar.  at 
Ludlow, 

•JIM 

Jan. 
1577. 


Haynes, 
of   Dor- 
rington ; 
bur.  at 
Condo- 
ver,19th 
Feb. 
LM& 


of  Thomas 
Jenks,  of 
Wolverton, 
co.   Salop, 
and  relict 
of  Roger 
Sli-.liii.-ii  ; 
2d  wife. 


mar.   at 
Condo- 
ver,  5th 
Feb. 
1578, 
Richard 
Waring. 
Margaret. 


ver,  24th  Aug.  1575.  Dorrington  Hall,  co. 

Ann,  bapt.  at  Condo-  Salop,  (son  of  Kich- 

ver,  19th  Aug.  1576.  ard  Hayne*  and  Kle- 

Elizabeth,  bap.  at  Con-  anor  Hicks,  his  2nd 

dover,  21st  May,  1 581 ;  wife) ;  bap.  at  Condo- 

mar.  there,  9th  July.  ver,16th  June,  1572; 

1608,  Richard  White-  buried  there  24th 

foot.  Nor.  1636. 


bur.  at  Con- 
dover,    2nd 
July.  1614. 
Rowland 
Havnm,  mar. 
Anne.  dau.  of 
Robert  Mue- 
kleston. 


I'  :         . 

H   . 

Mi.rlli 

1504. 


at 

' 

r.    . 


Alice.     AgMa. 


Henry  Haynes,  of^Jane,  dau.  of  Ste- 


IMiitiui  Hall,  in 
the  parish  of  Pon- 
tesbury, co.  Salop, 
gent.;  admitted  a 
bu  rgess  of  Shrews- 
burylst  Oct.  1607; 
buried  at  Condo- 
ver,  25th  Aug. 
1653. 


plien  Duckett,  of 
Calston.co.  Wilts, 
esq.  by  Anne  hia 
wife,  dau  and  co- 
heir of  Humphrey 
Baskerville,  esq. 
alderman  of  Lon- 
don. 


Kifhard  Haynea, 

of  London.  of  Dorrington 

William  Haynes,     Hall,    bapt.    at 

of  Dorrington; 

buried  at   Con- 

dover,  30th  Sep. 

1619;  mar.  Do- 
rothy  ;bur. 

at    Condover, 

21st  Apr.  1611. 


Arthur  Hayncs,^Mary  Wall, 
ma.  at  Con- 
dover, 18th 

Condover,   9th      June,1637; 

March,  1605;       bur.  there 

buried   at    Sta-     Both  Sept. 

pleton,  16th          1664. 

March,  1689. 


Henry  =pAnu. 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
VIT, 
llth 
April. 
1624. 


Stephen 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo • 
ver, 
llth 
March, 
1608. 


Roger  -j-Margaret 


Haynes, 
bapt.    at 
Condo- 
ver, 28th 
April, 
1610; 
was  of 
Dorring- 
ton; bur. 
at  Con- 
dover in 
1637. 


Haynes, 
mar.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 9th 
October, 
1626; 
buried 
there 
10th 
Feb. 
1684. 


Richard 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 7th 
Jan. 
1612; 
buried 
there, 
29th 
Sept. 
1618. 


John  =pMargaret, 


Haynes, 

bapt.  at 

Condo- 

ver, 9th 

Oct. 

1617; 

was  of 

Netley, 

in  the 

parish'of 

Staple- 

ton  ;will 

dated 

1st  May, 

1676. 


dau .  of 
Thomas 
Nicholls, 
of  Boy- 
cott,  par. 
of  Pontes- 
bury,  co. 
Salop  ; 
buried  at 
Stapli'tmi. 
30th  Jan. 
1682-3. 


Hannah,  bapt.  at  Con-      William  Haynef,  bapt.  at      Mary, 
dover,  4th  Oct.  1615,        Condover,     19th    Sept      bapt 

1641;   buried  there  1st     st  Con- 
April,  1646.  dover, 
John    Haynes,    bapt   at      3rd 

Coudover,     27th     Oct       Feb. 

1645;  buried  there  29th      1646. 

March,  1646. 
Thomas  Haynes,  bapt.  at 

Condover,    30th     May, 

1650. 
Roger   Haynes,  bapt   at 

Condover,  1st  Sep.  1652. 
Henry  Haynes,  bapt  at 

Condover,    29th     May, 

1655. 


Mary,  bapt.  at     Margaret,  bapt.  at  Coo- 
Condover,  12       dover,  9th  Oct.  1614  ; 
buried    at    Stapleton, 
3oth  Jan.  1' 
Sarah,  bapt.  at  Condo- 
ver, 12th  July.  1617. 
Jane,  l>apt  at    Joyce,  bapt.  at  Condo- 
Condover,  27       ver,  12th  April,  1617 
Oct.  1611.  buried   at    Stapleton, 

21st  April,  1663. 

1 


Feb.  1803. 
Joan,  bapt.  at 
Condover,  16 
Oct.  1608. 


Helen,  bapt.  at  Condo- 
ver, 13th  April,  1619; 
mar.  at  Pontesbury, 
2nd  Jan.  1642,  Vin- 
cent Edwards,  of  The 
Lea,  co.  Salop;  bur. 
at  Condover,  10th 
May,  1680. 

Alice,  bapt.  at  Condo- 
ver, 10th  Sept  1621 ; 
mar.  Richard  Brown, 
in  1642. 


Thomu 
Haynei, 
bapt.  at 
Staple- 
ton,  7th 
April, 
1678. 

John 
Hayne*. 
bapt.  at 
Staple- 
ton, 
15th 
April, 
1680. 


Ann, 

bapt. 

at 

8u- 

pie- 

ton, 

28th 

Jan. 

1691. 


Henry 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 25th 
April, 
1630; 
buried 
there 
14th 
May, 
1650. 


Thomas  ^Grace  — , 


Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 8th 
March, 
1634-5; 
bur.  at 
Staple- 
ton,  1st 
Jan. 
1675-6. 


buried  at 
Condover, 
4th  Dec. 
1692,   a 
"  widow." 


Mary, 
bapt. 
at 

Con- 
dover, 
4th 
Nov. 
1627. 


Roger  Haynes,. 
of  Dorrington, 
gent,  (youngest 
son    of    Roger 
and    Margaret 
Haynes);  bapt. 
at   Condover, 
6th    August, 
1637  ;  died 
24th   June, 
1715. 


'Elizabeth  Good-         Henry  Elizabeth,  died  unmarried. 

all,  of  Cruckton,        Haynes,  Mary,  bapt.  at  Stapleton,  22d  June,  1666;  married 

par.  Pontesbury,         bapt.  at  Thomas   Edwardes,  of  Shrewsbury.   esq.   ancestor, 

co.    Salop;  mar.         Staple-  by  this  marriage,  of  the  present  Sir  Henry  Edwardea, 

at  Pontesbury,           ton,26th  bart.  and  of  Thomas  Henry  Hope  Edwarde*,  of  Net- 

19th  Oct.  1636;        Dec.  ley,  e»q. 

buried   at   Con.         1661  ;  Jane.  bapt.  at  Stapleton.  27th  June.  1668 

dover,  28th  Mar.        o.s.p.  prior  Judith,  bapt  at  Stapleton,  12th  Oct.  1672;  buried 

1721,  aged  85.           to  7th  there  16th  July,  I'M-. 

Oct.  Ann,  mar.  after  7th  Oct.  1 697 ,  Benjamin  Jones,  son  of 

1697.  Edward  Jones,  D.I),  then  Bishop  of  St.  Asaph. 


Thomas  ^Eleanor 
Haynes. 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 
88th 
March, 
167-2; 
buried 
there 
23d 
March, 
1754. 


William 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Con do- 
ver, 24th 
Feb. 
1673. 

Richard 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Staple- 
ton,  27th 
Dec. 
1075. 


Henry  Haynes,^=Mary 
of  Westhope,          —  , 
par.  Diddle-         bur. 
bury,  co.  Salop;     at 
bapt.   at  Con-  |  Did- 


dover,    6th 
August,  1657; 
buried  at  Did- 
dlebury,  26th 
Dec.  1724. 


die- 
bury, 
16th 
Aug. 
1762. 


William 
Haynes, 
bapt.  at 
Condo- 
ver, 
13th 
May, 
1664. 


— I — 
Thomas  = 
Haynes,  of 
Netley,  af- 
tererwards 
of   Cal- 
laughton, 
par.  Wen- 
lock,  eo. 
Salop; 
bapt.  at 
Condover, 
22d  Nov. 
1666. 


Elizabeth, 
dau.  of 
Roger 
Garmston, 
of  Ercall 
Magna,co, 
Salop;  ma. 
at  St.  Alk- 
mond's, 
Shrews- 
bury, 4th 
May,1698. 


— I    I    I — 

Roger  Haynes,  bapt. 
at  Condover,  4th 
March,  1668. 

Richard  Haynes,  ba. 
at  Condover,  26th 
Jan.  1670. 

Deeima,  bap.at  Con- 
dover, 8th  June, 
1673;  mar.  Jere- 
miah Bromley ;  bur. 
at  Condover,  7th 
March,  1758. 


Benjamin  Hsyne*,=j=Mary  Ste- 


of  Durriiurton, 
gent,  (youngest  son 
of  Roger  Hayne* 
and  Eliiab.  Oood- 
all  his  wife);  bapt 
at  Condover,  22d 
Nov.]  677;  iworoa 
burgess  of  Shrews- 
bury 9th  Decem. 
1721  ;  buried  at 
Condover,  17th 
Jan.  1748. 


phen»;mar. 
at  St    Alk- 
mond's. 
Shrewi- 
I'ury,  in 
1718-19; 
bnrifd    at 
Condover. 
llth  I 
1747. 


Ste  A. 


T2 


140 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


a 

I 


Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Condover,  19th  March, 

1698. 
Mary,  bapt.  at  Condover,  10th  Jan.  1709; 

mar.  Samuel  Davies,  of  Shrewsbury. 


i 

I 

bapt.  at 
,    17th 

Henry  Haynes, 
21st  Dec.  1707 
1st  Jan.  1801, 
93. 

born^ 
died 
aged 

-Mary  Kvans, 
mar.  at  Did- 
dlebury,  20th 
May,  1762. 

1 
Francis  Haynes, 
bapt.  at  Diildle- 
bury,  26th  Mar. 
1713. 

i    i 
Ann, 
25th 
Jane, 
23d 

bapt. 
Jan. 
bapt. 
May, 

at  Diddlebury, 
1702. 
at  Diddlebury, 
1710. 

Katherine, 
Diddlebury 
Jan.  1716. 

Henry  Haynes,  bapt. 
at  Diddlebury,  15th 
April,  1766. 


—  1  — 
Edward  Haynes,  bapt.  at  Did- 
dlebury, 27th  Nov.  1768;  died 
at  Montreal,   North  America, 
27th  June,  1797. 

1 

Thomas  Haynes.  of  Lon- 
don, afterwards  of  North- 
ampton; bapt  at  Diddle- 
bury, 25th  Sept.  1774. 

William  Haynes, 
of  London;  bapt. 
at   Diddlebury, 
21st  June,  1779. 

Elizabeth, 
married 
Thomas 
Radnor. 

Mary,  married    John 
Mannox,      of      Din- 
chope,     par.     Brom- 
field,  co.  Salop. 

A 

1 

B 
.                                              -1—  . 

r                                             n  —  i  —  r                       ~~r 
Rose  Evans,=^Roger  Haynes,==  Mary  Dor-      \\illiamHaynes,       Thomas  Haynes^Eleanor,             John  ^Eliza- 

1                                                      1 

Onesimus  ^Eliza-         Theo- 

of  Wolhis- 

born  at  Netley 

set,   of  the       buried  at  Alber-       of  Callaughton 

dau.   of           Haynes, 

beth 

Haynes, 

beth            philus 

ton,  par.  Al- 

in  1700;  sworn 

parish   of          bury,  from  Wol-       (younger  son  of 

Joseph             bapt.  at 

, 

of  Dor- 

,          Haynes, 

berbury,  1st 

a   burgess    of 

Alberbury,       laston,22d  May,       Thomas  Haynes 

Bennett,         Condo- 

died 

rington, 

living  a       bapt.  at 

wife;  mar. 

Shrewsbury, 

2d  wife;          1765.                        and  Elizabeth 

of  Rush-        ver,  2d 

at  All 

gent.  ; 

widow,       Condo- 

at  Brace 

27thJan.l722, 

married  at      Elizabeth,    mar.       Garmston,  his 

ton,  co.            Feb. 

Stret- 

had  a  co- 

at Dor-       ver,  6th 

Meole,  co. 

then   of  Cal- 

Brace                 Williams.        wife;")  mar.  at 

Salop;     •        1719- 

ton, 

pyhold  es- 

ring-          June, 

Salop,   26th 

laughton, 

Meole,  23d      Mary,  mar.  Wil-       Brace  Meole, 

died  at            20;  died 

10th 

tate  there; 

ton,            1725. 

June,  1726; 

afterwards  of 

Apr.  1735;       Ham  Francis,  of       27th  Mar.  1742; 

Callaugh-       at  All 

Aug. 

bapt.  at 

17th 

bur.  at  AU 

Great  Wollas- 

bur at  Al-       Callaughton.             buried  at  Cal- 

ton,  27th        Stret- 

1824, 

Condover, 

Jan. 

berbury, 

ton 

par.AIber- 

berbury,                                              laughton,  17th 

Nov.               ton, 

aged 

9th  Sept. 

1803. 

17th  Nov. 

bury,    co.    Sa- 

10th Mav,                                           May,  1777. 

1804,              29th 

91. 

1722;  bur. 

1733. 

lop, 

gent. 

1764. 

aged  81;         June, 

at  Condo- 

buried at        1781. 

ver,  31st 

Much 

Oct.1769. 

Wenlock. 

See  c                           Sf&  D. 

See  E. 

i 

i 

I  1  —              —  i  —  i            i    i    i    i  —  r                           i                                i                                                    i                    i 
Thomas  Haynes,  ^Mary      Sarah,  bapt.     Joseph         Rosannah,  bapt.  at  Alber-     William  Haynes     Henry  Haynes.^Margaret      Benjamin       Roger 

of  Wollaston,  af- 

John-   at 

Alber-           Hayues,       bury,  12th  Feb.  1735-6;     (son    of   Roger      of  The   Down, 

Stocking;     Haynes,          Haynes, 

terwards  of  Daw- 

son.        bury,  22d           born  at         mar.  John  Evans,  of  Mid-     Haynes   and           par.  Lydbury 

ma.  at  St.     of  Wol-          bapt.  at 

ley,    co.    Salop  ; 

Nov.  1729;        Wollas-       dletown. 

Mary  Dorset,         North,  co.   Sa- 

Chad's,         laston,            Alber- 

bapt.    at   Alber- 

ma 

at  \Ven-      ton;            Elizabeth,    mar.    Richard     his  second  wife)  ;     lop;  ba.  at  Al- 

Shrews-       yeoman  ;         bury, 

bury,  10th   Mar 

lock,  in  Feb.      died              Evans,  of  par.  Alberbury.     buried  at  Alber-     berbury,  12th 

bury,             ba.  at  Al-       27th 

1731-2;  sworn  a 

1750,  John        upon          Mary,  bapt.  and  buried  at     bury,  22d  May,     Feb.  1737-8; 

30th              berbury,         April, 

burgess   of 

Southern,  of     the  seas,       Alberbury  in 

1745.              1765,                     sworn  a  bur- 

April,           14th  Feb.      1756. 

Shrewsbury,  6th 

Brunslow,          s.  p.           Ann,  mar.  Thomas  Pritch-                                     gess  of  Shrews- 

1761.           1752; 

Oct.  1774. 

co. 

Salop,         Roger            ard,  of  Alberbury.                                                bury,  7th  Oct. 

sworn  a 

gent.                   Haynes,     Margaret,    mar.    William                                     1774,    then   of 

burgess  of 

ob.  inf.         Pritchard,  of  Alberbury.                                      Bishop's  Cas- 

Shrews- 

tie; buried  at 

bury,  7th 

Clun. 

Oct.1774. 

Roger  Haynes,  bapt.  at  Alber. 

»«'     '    i             .1    AH 

r 

-Thomas  Hayn 

lynes,  of 

I                                    i 
Willam  Haynes,  of     Mary,  mar. 

bury,  20th  April 

,  1765. 

bury,  12thFeb.  1764.     Davies, 

of  Hopesay,   co.      Bright,     Hopesay,  bapt.  at 

London;    bapt.    at     Thomas 

Thomas  Haynes, 

bapt.   at  Al-        Rosanna,  bapt.  at  Al-     1st 

Salop;    bapt.    at     2nd           Bishop's   Castle, 

Bishop's    Castle,         Kobinson, 

berbury,  4th  August,  1771. 

berbury,    5th      Sept.     wife. 

Bishop's    Castle,     wife.         24th  April,  1763; 

24th   Jan.    1771  ;      of  Upping- 

John  Haynes,  ba] 

t.  at  Alber-         1768. 

21st  July,  1761;                      sworn  a  burgess  of 

sworn  a  burgess  of     ton,  co. 

bury,  15th  Feb. 

1774. 

Sarah,  bapt.  at  Alber- 

sworn  a  burgess                      Shrewsbury,  20th 

Shrewsbury,   26th       Montgo- 

Joseph  Haynes,  bapt.  at  Alber-         bury,  29th  December, 

of  Shrewsbury,                        May,  1796. 

May,  1796.                   mery. 

bury,  30th  Jan. 

1780. 

1776. 

21st  Mar.  1796. 

I — 
Margaret. 


Sarah,  mar.  1st  at  Kinsale,  17th  Jan.  1815,  John  Thomas  Fitzmaurice  Deane,  Baron  Muskerry, 
who  died  s.  p.  at  Caen,  Normandy,  25th  Dec.  1824;  she  married  2dly.  in  1826,  Frederick 
Dundas  Radford,  esq  who  died  in  Jan.  1837. 


Thomas   Haynes,     Eleanor,  mar.  Halting-     Roger  Haynes,      Ann,  mar.  Ed- 
died at  Callaugh-      ton  Harding;  died  20th     died    at    Cal-         ward  Parry,  so- 


ton,     30th 
1793. 


Oct.       August,  1816.  laughton,    2nd      licitor;    died 

Mary,  ma.  Geo.  Evans;     Dec.  1795.  29th    May, 


died  27th  Nov.  1811. 


1823. 


c 

i 

i 

John  Haynes, 
born  in  1769; 
died  at  All 
Stretton,  16th 
August,  1791. 


Benjamin  Haynes,  was  of  Shal-^p 
burne,  co.  Berks,  gent.  17th  Jan. 
1 803,  and  possessed  a  copyhold 
estate  in  the  manor  of  Condover; 
he  was  bapt.  at  Condover,  3rd 
March,  1765. 


John  Haynes,  gent,  only  son;  was  in  the  bank  of  Messrs.  Couttsand  Co.  London,  in  1829,  and  then 
possessed  a  copyhold  estate  at  Dorrington,  in  the  manor  of  Condover. 


— n 

Anna 
Haynes. 


Haynes, 

2d  dau. 


COLLATERAL  BIIANCHES. 


Ill 


PEDIGREE  OF  LAKE. 

[Harl.  MSS.  No.  1396,  p.  232,  Visitations  of  Shropshire,  1584,  1623.] 


ARMS  : — Argent,  on  a  saltire  engrailed  sable  nine  annulets  or. 
William  de  Lake  living  in  1274,  was  of  The  Lake,  co.  Salop.^  •  • 


William  de  Lake.:?  • 


John  de  Lake,  1318.^= 


Thomas  de  Lake,  of  the  parish  of  \Vestbury,  co.  Salop. =p  •  •  •  • 

I 
Richard  de  Lake,  1389.^= 


William  de  Lake,  esq.=j=Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Thomas  Corbett 


Thomas  de  Lake,  esq.^Isabel,  sister  and  heir  of  Thomas  Aldfield,  of  Aldfield,  in  the  parish  of  t'ondover,  oo.  Salop. 


Thomas  Lake,  esq.^Isabel,  daughter  of  Thomas  Saint  Pierre,  of  Asterley,  co.  Salop,  ciq. 


Ann,  ilau.  of  Richard  Hussey,  of  Battlefield,  esq  =pJohn  Lake,  esq.  of  Lake.=r=Anne,  dau.  of  Ralph  Botevyle,  otherwise  Thynne. 


Thomas  Lake,  esq.  of  Boycott  ;=pEleanor,  dau.  of  Roger  Spell,  of    Ales,  mar. 


buried    at    Pontesbury,    24th 
June,  1572. 


Chirbury;  buried  at  Pontesbnry,     Thomas 


28th  July,  1588. 


Corbet. 


Margaret,  mar.  John  Kerry,  esq. 
of  Worthyn,  co.  Salop. 

-f- 


Lam*lot=FBeiwtte. 
Lake. 


I 


Thomas  Lake,  esq  ^Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Hugh  Higgins,  of 


buried  at  Pontes- 
burv,  12th  June, 
1590. 


Halston ;  in  the  parish  of  Pontes- 
bury,  gent.;  mar.  at  Pontesbury,  9th 
Nov.  1574. 


v   •    • 

Joan. 

Catherine,  mar. 
Richard  Oake- 
ley,  esq. 


A. .11,  mar.  Thomas 

Gregory. 
Lucy,  mar.  Francis 

Uuckuell. 


Lancelot^ 

Lake. 


Margery,  dau.  of=pRicharcl^ 
William  Phillips,     Lake,          i 
gent.  ;   mar.    at 
Hanwood,  16th 
Jan.  1594  ;  bur. 
at  Pontesbury,  3d 
July,  1612. 


Lake, 
esq,  bap. 
at  Pon- 
tesbury, 
2d  Oct. 
1580. 


'Elizabeth,  Amy,  buried  at  Pontesbury,  8th 
dau.  of          Nov.  1579. 

Thomas  Catherine,  bapt.  at  Pontesbury, 
Bayliff,  3d   March,  and  buried  there 

alias  7th  June,  1582. 

Powell;  Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Pontesbury, 
2d  wife.  1st  April,  1584;  and  buried  at 

Hanwood,  15th  June,  1584. 


William  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pontesbury,  30th  Morgan 

April,  and  buried  there  5th  Oct.  1585.  Lake, 

John    Lake,   bapt.  at  Pontesbury,   9th  bapt.  at 

Aug.  1586.  Ford.eo. 

Hugh  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pontesbury,  16th  Salop, 

Aug.  15S8.  19th 

Edward  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pontesbury,  28th  Oct. 

Jan.  1589.  1607. 


.Susanna,  bapt.  at 
Punlnl.ury,  25th 
Xor.  1571. 


Mary,     ADD,  b*pt. 
at  Ford, 
In  1699. 

Milbutga, 
bapt.  at 
Ford, in 
1«06.  ' 


Lake,  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 5th  July,  1602; 
apprenticed  in  the  Dra- 
pers' Company,  Shrews- 
bury, in  1619. 

Thomas  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 12th  May,  1606. 

Richanl  Lake,  bap.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 28th  Sept.  1607. 


Catherine,  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 9th  Sept.  1603. 

Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 18th  Septemb. 
1609;  and  buried  there 
12th  Oct.  1609. 

Martha. 

Sarah,  bapt.  at  Pontes- 
bury, 29th  January, 
1610-11. 


Abraham  Lake.  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 27th  April  1619. 

Hugh  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pontes- 
bury, 14th  July,  and  buried 
there  19th  July,  1621. 

James  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pontes- 
bury, -27th  Oct.  1622. 

William  Lake,  bapt.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 8th  July,  and  buried 
there  21st  Oct.  1628. 


Margaret,  bapt.  at 
Pontesbury,  15th 
Jan.    1615-16; 
buried  there,  10th 
Feb.  1623-4. 
Mary,  bap.  at  Pon- 
tesbury, 22d  Dec. 
1624;  and  buried 
there,  20th  Jan. 
1630-1. 


John  Lake,  bapt.  at  Ford,  Ann, 

12th  May,  1641.  bapt. 

Edward     Lake,    bapt.    at  at 

Ford,  13th  Dec.  1621.  Ford, 

Richard    Lake,    bapt.    at  4tb 

Ford,  ith  Nov.  1654.  Nor. 

Thomas    Lake,    buried   at  1«38. 

Ford,  25th  Aug.  1673. 


142 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE   OF   RICHARD   MOUNTGOMERY   OF   SHREWSBURY. 

[Harl.  MSS.  No.  7510,  fo.  59,  Visitations  and  Heraldic  Collections,  Shropshire.] 


ARMS. — Gules,  a  chevron  ermine  between  three  fleurs-de-lis  argent. 
CREST. — An  eagle  displayed  azure,  beaked  and  legged  gules,  in  the  dexter  talon  a  fleur-de-lis  or. 


Philip  de  Mountgomery  .=y="  •• 


I 


Baldwyn*  Mountgomery,  gent,  of  Clun. 


I 


Philip  f  de  Mountgomery,  aon  of  Baldwyn,  was  living  in  1332. -j-  •  •  •  • 


I 


Phillipe  Mountgomery,  gent,  of  Clun,  son  of  Philip  and  grandson  of  Baldwyn.^  ••  •• 

, J 

John  Mountgomery,  gent,  of  Clun;  was,  with  his  son  John,  at  the  battle  of  Agineourt  in  1415;^=Tiboda,  daughter 


hence  the  fleurs-de-lis  in  their  arms,  &e. 


of - 


John  Mountgomery,  gent,  of  Clun;  was,  with  his  father,  at  the  battle  of  Agineourt  in  1415.=f  Sibell,  daughter  of  . 

I 


John  Mountgomsry,  gent,  of  Clun.^Eva,  daughter  of . 


John  Mountgomery,  of  Shrewsbury,  gent.;  admitted  a  burgess  of  Shrewsbury  in  1487  =y=Anne,  daughter  of  - 


Mason. 


Thomas  Mountgomery,  of  Shrewsbury,  gent.;  bailiff  of  Shrewsbury  in  1545;=pBeatriee,  daughter  of  Richard  Thynne,  al'sBotvile;  died  3d  April,  1577; 
died  2d  Feb.  1564;  buried  in  St.  Chad's  Church.  buried  in  St.  Chad's  Church. 


Thomas  Mountgo-^EHzabeth,  the  sixth  dau.         Anne  Mountgo-=  John  Dorothy  Mount-=WilIiam  Katherine  =Rich.    Owen, 

mery,    of  Shrews-  |  of    David    Ireland,     and         mery,eldest  dau.     Bowd-          gomery,     second     Crosse,  of  Mountgo-          of  Shrews- 


bury, gent. 


widow  of  Edmund  Pope. 


ler. 


daughter. 


Longden. 


mery. 


bury. 


Elizabeth,  dau.  and  coheireof=pRicharde   Mountgomery,  of  —  Margaret,  daughter  of      William   Mount-=Margaret,  daughter  of     Elizabeth   Mount- 


Edward  Phillipes,  of  Bicton; 
died  17th  Oct.  1589;  bur.  in 
St.  Chad's  Church. 


Shrewsbury,   gent,    maryed     Thomas     Sherer,     of      gomery,  seconde     Roger  Harries,  Shrews-     gomery;  died  un- 


twyse;   bur.    in  St.  Chad's     Shrewsbury,  o.s.p. 
Church,  22d  July,  1523. 


sonne,       maried     bury,  gent, 
sance  yssu. 


married. 


Katherine  Ragoll;  by^Edward   Mountgomery,   ma Ann,      dau.  Thomas 


her  had  4  sonnes  and 
2  daughters. 


Beatrix       — Humfrey  Gry-       William   — Sara      Mount- 


ried     twyae,     was     also     of     of     Richard      Mountgomery,      Mountgomery,     fith,  who  hath       Gittons,        gomery,     who 


Shrewsbury,  gent. 


Scott. 


1630. 


eldest. 


yssue. 


tanner.         hath  yssue. 


1.  Richard  Mountgomery.  3.  Thomas  Mountgomery.  Margaret,  Catherine, 

2.  William  Mountgomery,  the  second  son,  was  bur.  at  St.  Chad's,  29th  Sept.  1645.  4.  Edward  Mountgomery,  1630.       ob.  infans.          ob.  infans. 


*  By  deed  (sans  date)  among  the  Kynaston  Muniments,  Baldwyn, 
son  of  Philip  de  Montgomery,  grants  to  Philip  his  son  a  burgage 
house  in  the  town  of  Montgomery. 


t  By  deed,  dated  6  Ed.  3,  1332,  Philip  son  of  Baldwyn  de  Mont- 
gomery releases  to  Philip  his  son  all  claim  that  he  has  to  tenements 
in  Montgomery. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 


n:; 


PEDIGREE  OF  GRESHAM,  OF  CO.  NORFOLK. 


[From  the  Records  and  MSS.  in  the  College  of  Arm*.] 


ARMS. — Ar.  a  chev.  erm.  between  three  mullet*  pierced  «*. 
CREST. — A  grasshopper  or. 

Edward  Graham?-  •  •  • 


John  Gresham,  of  Graham,  co.  \orf.^=. . . . 
I 

Margery,  dau.  of  William  Billingford,^=James  Graham,  of  Holt,  co.  Norf.^Mary,  dau.  of  William  Rook  wood, 
of  Norfolk.  son  and  heir.  Eiq. 


John  Gresham,  of  Holt,=^Alice,  dau.  of  Alexr.  Blythe, 
co.  Norf.  of  co.  Staff. 


William  Gresham,  of  Little 
Walsingham,  co.  Norf. 


William  Gresham,  born  at 
Norwich,  ob.  «.p. 


Susanna. 
William,  s.p. 


William   ^=Ellen,  dau. 

Audrey,  dau.  of=pSir  Richd.  Grcsliam,=pChri.itiana, 

Thomas 

Maria,    ^Sir  John  Gresham,  of=Katherine, 

M...-.  • 

Gresham, 

of  Richard 

William  Lynne, 

Kt.  Mayor  of  Lon- 

dau.  of 

(clerk), 

3d     dan.  and 

Titsey.co.  Surrey,  Kt. 

dau.  of 

wife  to 

of  Holt, 

Bodley,   of 

of     Southwick, 

don,  2nd  son  ;  died 

JohnWorp- 

son,  Chan-     heir  of 

3d   son  ;    Sheriff  of 

—— 

— 

co.   Norf. 

London, 

co.     Northamp- 

20th   Feb.    1549; 

fal,  widow 

cellor  of        Thomas 

London  1537  ;  Lord 

Sampson, 

King,  ui 

eldest  son, 

widow  of 

ton  ;  died  28th 

bur.    at    St.    Lau- 

of   

Lichfield,       Ipswell, 

Mayor    1547  ;    inq. 

relict  of 

London. 

died  9.  p.m. 

Cope- 

Dec  1622;  bur. 

rence  Jewry,  Lon- 

Taverson. 

Preben- 

died21st 

p.m.  taken  at  South- 

Edward 

1547. 

land. 

at  St.  Laurence 

don. 

dary  of 

Sept. 

wark  15  Feb.  3  &  4 

Dormer. 

Jewry. 

Winton.         1538. 

Ph.  and  Mary. 

4- 

Seepage  144. 

Alice,  dau.     Sir  John  Gresham,  Kt^Frannpa  dan.  And     William.       Marraret      :: 

Sir  Thomas  Gresham,  of=PAnn.  dau. 

of  William 

Christiana, 

and    heir  ;     citizen  and  merchant 

heir  of  Henry             s.p.           died  v.p. 

Osterley,  co.  Middlesex 

Fearneley, 

of  Norf. 

mar.  Sir 

mar.  John    of  London, 

son    and 

Thwaytes,  of  co.     died  v.p.           s.p. 

and  London,  Kt  died  21 

e«q.  relict  of  William 

John 

Marsh,   of      heir,    born 

1518; 

York;  bur.  at  St.                          Elizabeth 

Nov.  1579  ;  bur.   in  the 

Read,  of  Fulliam,  co. 

Thynne, 

London.         knighted  by 

the  Duke 

Laurence  Walt-                               living 

Church  of  St. 

Helen's, 

Middlesex;  died  23rd 

of  Long. 

of  Somerset  28  Sent. 

ham,  co.    Berks,                             1548; 

Bishopsgate  ;  founder  of 

Nov.  and 

bur.  at  St. 

leat 

1547  ;  died 

1560. 

27  Oct.  1580.                               died  s.p. 
1549. 

the  London  Exchange. 

Helen's  14  DM.  1696. 

I 

i 

Elizabeth,  dau.  and  heir,  mar.  Sir  Henry  Neville,  of  Billingbeare, 
co.  Berks,  Kt.;  she  died  6th  Nov.  1573;  he  died  13th  Jan.  1593; 
both  buried  at  St.  Laurence  Waltham  aforesaid. 


Anne,  of  Bruges,  natural  dau.  mar. 
Nathaniel,  2nd  son  of  Sir  Nicholas 
Bacon,  Kt.  Keeper  of  the  Great  Seal. 


Richard  Graham  died  in 
father's  lifetime,  1564; 
bur.  in  St.  Helen's  s.p. 


144 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  GRESHAM,  OF  CO.  SURREY. 


[From  the  Records  and  MSS.  in  the  College  of  Arms.] 


ARMS. — Ar.  a  chev.  erm.  between  three  mullets  pierced  sa. 
CREST. — A  grasshopper  vert. 

Maria,  dau.  and  heir  of  Thomas  Ipswell,^=Sir  John  Gresham,  of  Tildesley,  alias  Titsey,— Katherine,  dau.  of Sampton, 

died  21  Sept.  1538."  co.  Surrey,  Kt.  died  23  Oct.  1557.  relict  of  Edward  Dormer. 


Mary, 
wife  of  Sir 
Thomas 
Rowe,  Kt. 
Alderman 
of  London. 

Ellen,           William  = 
mar.             Gresham, 
William       b.25Apl., 
Uvedale,     1522,  son 
of  co.           and  heir, 
South-         died   20 
ampton.       June, 
1578. 

^Beatrice, 
dau.  of 
Thomas 
Guybonn, 
of  Lynn, 
died  22 
May,1604. 

Ursula, 
wife  of 
Thomas 
Leveson, 
of  Kent. 

i                          i 
Cecilia,             John     = 
wife   of         Gresham, 
Germans      of  May- 
Cioll,            field,  co. 
of  Lon-        Sussex. 
don. 

=Elizabeth,=\Villiam        Elizabeth,      Edmund  = 
dau.  and       Plumb,         wife  of           Gresham, 
heir  of          of  Ful-        John               of   Lon- 
Edward         ham.             Elliot,  of        don,  3rd 
Dormer,                             London.          son,   died 
of  Ful-                                                  1587. 
ham. 

-Joan,   dau. 
of  Augustin 
Hynde,  of 
London, 
Alderman, 
relict  of 
John  Lovyl. 

"         n, 

Sir  William^ 
Gresham, 
Kt.   died 
1624. 

Elizabeth, 
s.p. 

=Elizabeth,dau.       SirThomasGresham,= 
of  Finch,       Kt.    of    Titsey    and 
of  Kingstown,       Newhall,  in   Limps- 
co.  Kent,  died       field  ;  bur.  at  Limps- 
9  Dec.  1632.         field  June  1632. 

-Maria,  dau.  of  John  Leo-     Cecilia,        Edward,     Thomas         William.         Richard       Anna, 
nard.of  Chyming,  co.  Kent,     mar.  Sir       died  7th     Gresham.                           Gresham. 
and    widow    of    Guilford     Thomas       May, 
Walsingham;  bur.  at  Titsey     Wood-         1593, 
Dec.  1620.                               hall.             aged  26. 

Sir  John    Gresham,    of       Mary  = 
Limpsfield   and    Titsey;       Clark, 
mar.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 
Sir  Thos  Bisshopp  ;  died 
s.p.  26  May,  1643  ;  bur. 
at  Titseyj  she  died  1664. 

=SirEdwd.= 
Gresham, 
of  Titsey. 

=Mary,dau.ot'Ed-      Leonard.        Mary,       Beatrice,     Jane.      Seyliard  G.     Elizabeth, 
ward  Campion,  of      Robert.         mar.  Sir     mar.  Sir                    Carew  G.         mar.  Sir 
Putney,   co.                                    Anthony     Richard                                               Thomas 
Surrey,  widow  of                         Hinton.      Cowper.                                            Holmedon. 
Wright,  or 
Wight. 

Thomas  Gresham, 
mar.  -  dau.  of 
Lady  Bridges.  ^ 


Elizabeth,  mar.  Sir  Anthony 
Oldfield.ofSpalding.co.Linc. 
Bart. 


Sir  Marmaduke  Gresham,  Bart.  so~Alice,  dau.  of  Dr.  Richard 


created  31  July.  1660;  died  14th 
April,  1696  ;  bur.  at  Titsey,  ob.  68. 


Corbet,  Bishop  of  London  ; 
died  1682. 


1 

1    I  '  1    I 

Jane,  mar. 

Edward  G. 

Elizabeth.     Mary,    mar. 

SirEdwd.=pMartha,     dau.    of 

Sir  Charles 

Gresham,^  Mary            William  ^ 

John  Llovd, 

MarmadukeG. 

Alice,  s  p.     Dr.  Thorpe, 

Gresham, 

SirJohn  Maynard, 

Bart.  ;  horn 

31   May, 

Godfrev.       Gresham  , 

Esq. 

John  G. 

s.p. 

Bart. 

of   Gunnersbury, 

1660  ;  died 

4   April, 

3rd  son. 

Richard  G. 

died  circ. 

co.  Middlesex,  Kt. 

1718. 

I 

s.p. 

1709. 

died  1714. 

I 

1 

=pMary. 


Elizabeth, 
died  un- 
mar. 


1  — 

T 

—  1  — 

"1 

T 

1                   1 

,     Sir  Marmaduke=j=Ann,  dau.  of  William 

Edward. 

Charles, 

Mary,    mar. 

Alicia,  or 

Martha,       Ann 

Gresham,  liart. 

Hoskins,   of  Barrow 

sp. 

John  Angel, 

Elizabeth. 

married 

died  2  January, 

Green,  Oxted,co  Surr. 

s.  p. 

William 

1741-2,  ob.  41. 

i 

died  11  Sept.  1769. 

Hoskins. 

Sir  Charles  Gresham,  Bart.,         Sir  John  Gresham  Bart. ^Henrietta  Maria,  dau.  of  Sir  Kenrick         Ann.  William  Gresham,  Rector 

died  unmar.  circ.  1751.  died  20  Oct.  1801.  Clayton,  died  1804. 


Ann.  Beatrice,  William, 
mar.  Nat.  died  s.p. 
Edwards. 


of  Woodmanstern,  s.p. 


Catherine  Maria,  mar.  1804  William  Leveson  Gower,  esq  ,  of  Titsey. 

•  See  the  birth  and  baptisms,  with  the  sponsors,  of  the  children  of  SirJohn  Gresham  and   Mary  Ipswell,  in  the  Topographer  and  Genealogist, 
vol.  ii  .  p.  512. 


COLLATERAL  BRANf'lll  j  |  ;, 

PEDIGREE  OF  HAYWARD  OF  SALOP. 

[From  Vine.  Salop,  134—485,  and  Vine.  Lend.  3G6,  College  of  Arms.] 


ARMS. — Gules,  a  lion  rampant  argent,  diieally  crowned  or. 
CREST. — A  unicorn  statant  or. 

James  Hay  ward.=p 

I 

, 1 


John  Hayward,  of  Brokton,  co.  Salop.^=Margery  Weter. 


William  Hayward,  of  Brockton,  co.  Salop  ^Joan  Wilcoclu. 

! 

Alice,  wife  of  Thomas  Page.          William  Hay  ward,  of  Brockton,  co.  Salop.=^Kliiabeth,  dau.  and  heir  of  Willinm  Bmckton. 


J 


William  Hayward.^Agnes,  dau.  of  Walter  Bayley. 
George  Hay  ward=p Richard,  clericus.         John  Hayward.^Agnes  Glover.         William,  «.p. 

4- 


i  —        —  i  — 

William.         George  Hayward,  of  Bridgenorth, 

co.  Salop.^Margarct,  dau.  of  John  Wbitbrooke. 

! 

—  I 
John  Hayward.= 

=  Kath<<rine,dauKhlerofThomuSa>ith, 
of  O«tenhanger,  co.  Kent,  ciuMncr 
of  the  port  of  London  ;  re-mar.  John 
Scott,  of  Scotfi  Hall,  co.  K.-nt. 

I                            1 
Eleanor,    wife     Agnes,  mar.  1st  to 
of  Win.  Shaw-     —  lingers,  and  2dly 
bury.                      William  Shakelton. 

i        I 

(Catherine 
Bernard 

- 

,    wife  of 
^angton. 

. 

Joan,  dau.  and  co-= 
heir  of  William  Til- 
lesworth,  of  London, 
eoq. 

-Sir  Rowland  Hayward,  knt.= 
Sheriff  of  London,  anno  1  563; 
Lord  Mayor  of  London  1590: 
died  5  Dec.  1592 

,  ....    —  J-.J  —  !__!_ 

r                    .    I    i    i 

i  tli,  wife  of  Richard     :isonsand     Susannah,     wife    of    Sir     Henry     Alice,  wife  of    Katherine.wife of    Sir   John     Anna  Sir  George 

Warren,  of  Cleylmry,    co.     2dau.died       Townesend,  knt.  justice  of  Chester.     Sir       Richard       Richard  Scott.       Hayward,     May  wan!.     Hayward, 

L  re-married  Thomas    young  Joan,  wife  of  Sir  John  Thyime,  of     Butler,  knt.        Maria,  mar.  to  Sir     knt.  o.  i.  p.          knt. 

Lonl  Knyvi't,  of  Ksorick.  Longleate,  co.  Wilts,  knt.  Warren.StLtger 

knt. 
Anna. 


146  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 

PEDIGREE  OF  BAUGH. 

[Compiled  from  Parish  Registers  and  oral  testimony.] 

ARMS. — Gules,  a  fesse  vaire  between  three  mullets  argent. 

CREST. — Out  of  a  ducal  coronet  or,  a  talbot  sejant  sable. 

William  Baugh;  married  at  Madeley,  17th  Nov.  1728.— Agnes  Botevyle,  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Dawley. 


Mary  ;-]-James 

Marg.   bapt.     William    = 

^Elizabeth 

Beriah      = 

—  I  —                                      —  1  —                              —  I 
-Isabella         Rich.Baugh^Ann  Tees;        Thomas    ^Martha          Joseph  ^Eliza- 

bapt. 

Tran- 

at Madeley,     Baugh  ; 

Sher- 

Baugh, 

Glaze-           a  collier; 

married  at        Baugh, 

Powys;         Baugh; 

beth 

at 

ter,  of 

18th    Feb.     bapt. 

wood  ; 

tailor; 

brook  ;           bapt.  at 

Madelev, 

collier; 

mar-             bapt.  at 

Picke- 

Made- 

the 

1732-3.           at    Made- 

married  at 

bapt.  at 

married  at     Madeley,  28 

22d  July 

bapt 

.  at 

ried               Made- 

rell, 

ley,  14 

Fin- 

Agnes;  bapt. 

ley,      4th 

Madelfiy, 

Madeley, 

Madeley,      Aug.    1743; 

1765;  bur.        Madeley, 

16th             ley. 

n  ar- 

Oct. 

ney 

at  Madeley,     June, 

12th  May, 

24th  Oct. 

12th  Nov.     bur.  at  Daw- 

at  Dawley,        17th  Feb. 

Oct.              29th 

ried23 

1730. 

Farm, 

12th  June, 

1739,  4th 

1764. 

1741. 

1763.            lev,  1  April, 

17th  July,        1745-6. 

1769.            Mar. 

Dec. 

Light- 

1737.               child. 

1814. 

1818. 

x 

x                    1749,  a 

1770. 

moor. 

See 

A 

collier. 

1 

n 

,  
James  Tranter,^ 

~\ 
-Ann      Edw.  -j-Mary. 

William   =j 

-Jane         Mary,  bapt.  at  Daw-      Wm. 

Baugh.^Elizabeth         William  =Ann    Ro-        Isa- 

of  the  Fenny 

Tran- 

Baugh, of 

Hicks, 

ley,  1st  Jan.  1768.       privately  bapt. 

Hart;  mar.     Baugh;         berts  ;             bella; 

Farm, 

Light- 

ter. 

Sutton,  in 

of  Wil-      Agnes,  bpt.at  Made-      25th  Aug.  and 

at  Made-        bapt.   6th     married          bapt. 

moor,  in  the 

1—  -  ' 

the  parish 

ton, 

ley,  8  July,  1774.       publicly    bapt. 

ley,  14th        October,       27th  Oct.      28th 

parish  of  Daw- 

Jas.     Tranter, 

of  Made- 

co.  So-      Rich.  Baugh;  bapt.      at  Madeley,  5 

Apr.  1789.     1771.            1794.             Mai 

ley. 

of  Little  Daw- 

ley,  civil 

mer- 

at    Madeley,    24th      Oct. 

1764. 

1773. 

ley. 

engineer. 

set. 

Mar.  1776. 

i 

"1 

i                               1  1  
William        Mar-  =:Benja-        Fanny.=David          Mary.=Thos. 

T                            1                                  "1 
Catherine        Anne.  —  Thos.         William  =pAnne 

1 
,  dau.  of  Wm.         Agnes 

Tranter,        garet.     min 

Davies. 

Legge. 

Tranter, 

Wat-          Baugh, 

Pritchard,and  niece         Baugh  ; 

of  Daw- 

Dar- 

spinster. 

sies.           civil  en- 

of John  Pritchard,         bapt  at 

ley. 

rol. 

gineer. 

of  Broseley,  esq.               Madeky, 

in  1794. 

Rev.  Thomas  Baugh,  M  A.  Curate  of  St.  Michael's  Handsworth,  1855. 


George  Baugh,  1855. 


I 
Thomas^=Martha 

Mary;  bapt. 

1  — 
Richard  =pMartha 

Barbara;  bap. 

Isa- 

"T —  n  —  1  —  I  — 
Joseph     Baugh;    bapt.    at 

Baugh  ; 

Terry; 

at  Dawley, 

Baugh  ; 

Mor- 

at   Dawley, 

bella; 

Dawley,  1st  March,  1778. 

bapt.  at 

marr  at 

12th  Jan. 

bapt.  at 

gan; 

4  Ap.  1773; 

bapt. 

Nancy  ;    bapt.  at  Dawley, 

Daw- 

Made- 

1768;    bur. 

Dawley, 

mar.  at 

died    with. 

atDaw- 

12th  Sept.  1779. 

ley, 

ley,  30 

there    14th 

26  Dec. 

Daw- 

out  issue. 

ley,  19 

Wm.  Baugh;  bapt.  at  Daw- 

8  Ap. 

Oct. 

Dec.  1769. 

1770. 

ley,  27 

Beriah  Baugh; 

May, 

ley,  1st  Oct.  1780,  died  an 

1766; 

1786; 

Agnes;  bap. 

Sept. 

bap.  at  Daw- 

1776; 

infant. 

died 

died 

at  Dawley, 

1790. 

ley,  18  Dec. 

mar. 

John  Baugh;  bapt.  at  Daw- 

June, 

1836. 

23d    June, 

1774  ;     died 

John 

ley,    10th    March,    1782; 

1841, 

1769. 

in  infancy. 

Hayle- 

died  without  issue. 

aged, 

dine. 

Samuel    Baugh  ;    bapt.   at 

74. 

Dawley,  12th  Oct.  1783; 

died  without  issue. 

i 

—  I  — 
n.=p  —  Har-     Amelia; 

Mary  ;    bapt. 

per.            married 

at     Dawley, 

Joseph 

6  Mar.  1785; 

Bayley. 

married  Wm. 

Allen,  bhck- 

smitb. 

<£ 

10   children 

6  living, 

1856. 

j 

i 

William 

Nancy;  bo. 

~I 
Richard 

i    i 
Amelia  ;    born  May 

Maria  ;    born    at 

i  n 
Sydonea  ;  born  Dec. 

i    i    i    > 
Kicbard  Baugh;  bapt.  at 

Baugh  ; 

24th 

Baugh: 

5;  bapt.  at  Daw- 

Dawley,     April 

16  ;  bapt.  at  Daw- 

Dawley,      10th      Jan. 

born 

bapt.  at 

born  April 

ley,  19  May,  1793; 

29,  17D8  ;  mar. 

ley,  19  Sept.  1802  ; 

1796;  died  1856. 

March 

Dawley, 

26;  bapt.  at 

married  Bailey,  of 

—Evans,  of  The 

married  —  Jones, 

Sarah  ;  bapt.  at  Dawlev, 

2,  1787 

25th  Dec. 

Dawley,    17 

Coalbrookdale. 

Rock. 

of  Dudley. 

12th  Nov.  1797. 

buried 

1788;  mar. 

April,  1791; 

Barbara;  born  Feb. 

Isabella;  born  at 

Thomas  Baugh  ;  bo. 

Wm.    Baugh  ;    bapt.  at 

at   Daw-      —  Evans,  of 

died  at   the 

3  ;  bapt.  at  Dawley, 

Dawley,  24th 

31st  March;  bapt. 

Dawley,  22  Sept.  1799. 

ley, 

Light- 

Dark  Lane, 

7th    Feb.    1796; 

August,     1800; 

at  Dawley,  8  Apr. 

Ann  ;  bapt.  at  Dawley,  in 

Mar.  11,      moor. 

1856. 

buried  there  18th 

married  •  —  Tay- 

1804;   bur.   there 

1802;  buried  there"  1st 

1804. 

Nov.  1810. 

lor  of  Stirchley. 

18th  May,  1804. 

May,  1803. 

Benjamin. 

William. 
Sarah,  m;u. 

—  Bray.,f. 
Fanny,  mar. 

—  Kelby. 
Ann,     mar. 

-  Powell. 
Mary,    mar. 

—  Harris. 
Jane,    m~r. 
— Matthev.s. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH  is. 


117 


PEDIGREE  OF  BAKER  OF  BROMLEY,  COUNTY  SALOP. 

[Compiled  from  Parochial  Registers  and  Court  Rolls.] 


ARMS. — Argent,  a  castle  between  two  crones  patee  in  chief,  and  in  base  a  key  erect  table,  on  a  chief  azure  two  koy»,  also  erect  or. 
CREST. — A  horse's  head  erased  argent,  charged  on  the  neck  with  a  cross  patee  fitch  re  gules,  in  the  mouth  a  trefoil  dipped  vert. 

Richard  Baker,  died  seised  of  an  estate  in  Bromley^Joan,  only  child  of  John  Chesone  Bromley,  of  Bromley,  descended  from  Roger  do  Bronilry 
(jure  ux.),  15  E.  4,  1475.  who  died  seised  of  an  estate  there  prior  to  1st  Ed.  3,  1827. 


John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  died  15  H.  7,  1500.=j= 

I 


William  Baker,  1  H.  7, 1485. 


Richard  Baker,  of  Bromley,  died  10  H.  8,  1 51  S^p  Agnes,  buried  at  Worfield  December  9,  1574. 


Christabel,  1st  wife,  died  prior=John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  buried  at  Worfield^Margaret,  2nd  wife,  buried  at  Worfield, 
to  1551, s  p.  3rd  July,  1585.  8th  April,  1813. 


Roger  Baker,  gent.—  Dorothy,   dau.     Elizabeth,  dau.  an.l=j 
of    Kingslow,    par.     of  John  llourd,     heir  of   Roger  Ja- 
Worfield  (jureux.),     of  Hoord's           nyus,  son  of  John 
mar    at    Little   St.     Park,   near          Janyns,ofSwancote, 
Bartholomew's,           Bridgnorth,         co.  Salop;  mar.  at 
London,  24th  Dee.     esq.  ;    bur.    at     Worfield  29th  Sept. 
1584  ;  bur.  at  Wor-     Worfield    21st     1567;    bur.    there 
ti,  1  1  17  Aug.  1617.     Jan.  1639.           13th  Sept.  15'.'-. 

=John  Bnkcr,=j 
of  Bromley, 
andofSwan- 
cote   (jure 
ux.);  bur.  at 
Worfield 
19th    June, 
1626. 

=Margery,   dau.     Mary,      mar. 
of  Win.  Lem,    John   Bache, 
of  Bridgnorth,     of       (dentre, 
mar.   at  Wor-     par.  Chad.les- 
fleld  16  April,     ley.  co.  Wor- 
1593;  died  16     center,     Nov. 
Jan.  1635;  int.     1576. 
at  Worfield. 

1  —              —  1  —                  T 
Alice,    mar.     Elizabeth,        Jeisy,      tarn 
William           mar.     John     22May,lS66, 
Rowley,    of    Barrett,    of    mar.  Rii-hard 
Catstree,  co.     Alscote,  co.     Carpenter,  of 
Salop,  Nov.     Salop,  23rd     Kinlet,    co. 
158U.               November,       Salop,     Jan. 
1690.               •-'-',  ; 

Mary,     John    Baker,    of= 
born       .Swancote,   after- 
14th       wards  of  Bronv 
Deer,      lev;  bapt.  at  Wor- 
1678.      field     8th     Feb. 
1590;  bur.  there 
4  Sept.  1664. 

=.Mary,    dau.     Richard        Roger     Ba-=Anne,         Mary,  mar.     Jessy,  ob. 
of    William     Baker,          ker,  bapt.  at     dau.    of      Richard              infans, 
Rowley,     of    ob.infans,     Worfield  5th     Thomas      Bradney,  of      1587. 
Catstree;          1589.            February,         Hayes,        Penn,     co.      Margaret, 
interred     at                          1586-7;  bur.     gent.           Stafford,             bapt.    at 
Worfield  29                        there   1624,                      gent.   26th        Worfield 
Nov.  1649.                           o.s.p.                                 Nov.  1615.        in  1582. 

Thomas,      Francis,born^Marg*ret.     John 
born  9th     21st   June,      born  2tth     bora 
July,          1601.                Feb.1803.     26th 
1598.                    i  >                      •>«•• 
Francis,  born  April,         1805. 

1  '  
John  Baker,  of  Broznley,^ 

=Jan,.    ,     Sarah.died  un-     Francis  Baker,  of  Bromley.-pEleanor  , 

Richard,       William, 

gent.  ;  bapt.  at  Worfield 

bur.  at  Wor-     married;   bur.     gent.   2nd    son;    bapt.   at 

interred     at 

born    lltth        born 

2-2n.lFcb.ltUS;  .lied  in 

field  5  Sept.     at  Worfield  17     Worfield  20th  April,  1623  ; 

Worfield  tith 

February,        March, 

1683. 

1684.               June,  1646.         had  an  estate  at  Bromley. 

July,  1705. 

1624.              1626-7. 

John  Ba-     Thomas         Mary,       John  Baker,^ 
ker,    died     ]>ukcr,        married      of  Bromley  ; 
in     1658,         ob.          Richard      born    there 
aged    4           infans,       Cart-           llth     Feb. 
1658.        wright.       1662. 

Elizabeth,     dau.      Francis         Francis         William   Baker,  of= 
of  John  Cucrton,      Baker.ob.     Baker.ob.     Bromley,  born  there 
sen.  of  Bromley  ;      infans,          infans,          9  May,  1661  ;  mar. 
born  there   80th      1658.            1663.           at  Worfield  16  Oct. 
Oct.  1663.                                                        1690. 

=Sarah,  dau.  of  Lewis     Eleanor. 
Parson*,     of     Much      married 
Wenlock,  co.  Salop;       Richard 
interred  at  Worfleld,       Bullock. 
18th  March,  1729.          Anne. 

John  Bakor,^, 
of  Bromley, 
gent.  ;    born 
27th 
Sept.    : 
Bar.  atWor- 
tiel.l   28th 
June,  1708; 

—  n  — 

-Sarah,           Sarah, 
dau.    of        Elizabeth, 
Henry             married 
Grander,         Thomas 

of    Killpi-         lloreom, 
low;      in-        of    Hoc- 
terred    at       eum,   eo. 
\Vorli.  >lil         Salop. 

—  I  — 
Riehard=i 
Baker, 
of    Up- 
pington, 
county 
Salop; 
born    at 
Bromley 

=Eliza-           Edward  ^ 
beth            Baker,  of 
Hodg-         Hilton  ; 
kiss,  of      bapt.   at 
Upping-     Worfield 
ton,  wid.     26th  Dec. 
mar.    at     1698. 
Wor- 

=...      ^Vi'l-       William    = 
Ham        Baker,  of 
Baker.     Bromley, 
Fran-       gent.; 
cis            bapt.   at 
Baker,     Worfield 
died        26th  Jan. 
an-         1691-2. 

=Anne     Jane,  mar.       John  =j 
Cor-         Edward        Baker, 
field,         Pratt,  of    of  Ack- 
of           Hoccom.     leton, 
Much     Elizabeth, 
Wen-       married       Salop; 
lock.         Francis       bapL  at 
Thoma-       Wor. 

-1            Bol.l   11 

=  Eliza-       Benjamin 
beth,        Baker,  of 
dau.          Oldington, 
and           oo.    Salop; 
heir  of    b»pi.    at 
\\orflrld 
Tyrer,      31   Man*, 
ofAek-     170S;died 
leton.       anmuT. 

died  4  Dec. 
1727;  bur. 

±'lh  Feb. 

17d4, 

27  Julv, 
1688. 

field    24 
May,                            J 

mar-                                            •""»   "' 
ried.                   8     a,               B"°n' 

at  Worfield. 

aged  75. 

1716. 

SMB. 

1  

D  '2 


148 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


r~                                             r 

Captain    John     Sarah  Arthura,^1  William  Baker,  esq.  al-= 
Baker,     eldest     relict  of  —  Bilby,  dernmn  of  London;  born 
son,  born  23rd     of  London;         at   Bromley  10th  April, 
August,  1712;     married     27th     1715  ;  died  in  Portman- 
died      unmar-     Sept.  1727.           square,  23rd  Feb.  1774  ; 
ried.                                                     was  interred  at  Ashford, 
near  Staines,  Middlesex. 

=Martha,    el-     Elizabeth,    married     Martha.           John     Baker,     of- 
dest  dau.  of    Joseph    Littlehales,     Mary,  mar.     Uppington,  after- 
Peter  Stour,     of  London,  solicitor,      Benjamin      wards  of  Berring- 
ofHighgate,     ancestor  of  Sir  Kd-      Yate,    of       ton,co.Salop,gent.; 
esq.  i  2nd         ward  Baker  Little-       Bridg-            born  in  1717;  int. 
wife.                  hales,     bart.     (now      north.            at  Berrington  12th 
Baker).                          Sarah.             Oct.  1781. 

^Margaret,    dau.    ol 
Thomas  Lockley,  of 
Rushton,  in  the  pa- 
rish of  Wroxeter,uo. 
Salop,    gent.  ;    int. 
at    Berrington    8th 
Feb.  1787,  aged  69. 

j 

Peter  William  Baker,  esq. 
of   Ranstone,    eo.    Dorset, 
andXew-street,Spring-gar- 
dens,    London,   M.P.   for 
Corfe  Castle;  born  12  Sept. 
1756;  died  in  New-streel 
25th  August,  1815,  s.p. 

=Jane,  dau.   of  James         John  Baker,  of= 
Clitherow,   of  Boston          Uppington, 
House,  co.  Middlesex,        gent,    (eldest 
esq.;  mar.  at  St.  Mary-         son);  interred 
lebone  27  Nov.  1781  ;         at    Berrington 
died  in  New-street  21          14  Nov.   1780, 
December,  1816.                 aged  40. 

=Mary,  dau.  of  Maurice 
Jones,   of  Uckington, 
gent.  co.  Salop  ;  bapt. 
at  Atcham,  co.  Salop, 
28th  Dec.  1737  ;  mar. 
there   13th  February, 
1775. 

• 

Richard      Baker,     of=f 
Bridgnorth,   gent.  ; 
bapt.  at  Uppington  10 
May,   1745;   died  22 
Dee.  1810,  at  Bridg- 
north ;  bur.  at  St.  Leo- 
nard's, Bridgnorth. 

:Mary,  youngest 
dau.    of   John 
Guest,    of 
Bridgnorth 
and  Littleford, 
co.  Salop. 

Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Uppington  27th  August. 
1775 ;  died  18th,  and  interred  at  Uppington 
21st  October,  1790. 


Richard  Baker,  of  Bridgnorth,  esq.,  a  magistrate 
for  the  county  of  Salop  ;  died  23  June,  and  int. 
at  St.  Leonards,  Bridgnorth,  29  June,  1821,  s.p. 


Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  St.  Leonard's  1st  Jan.  1779; 
mar.  there  16th  Sept.  1804,  Thomas  Boulton,  of 
Bridgnorth,  afterwards  of  Liverpool,  gent. 


r 
William  Baker,  of  Bromley,^ 
gent,  afterwards  of  Oldington 
and  Market  Drayton  ;  born  at 
Bromley  14th  Jan.  and  bapt. 
at  Worfield  4th  Feb.   1728  ; 
died  at  Market  Drayton  19th 
March,  1810,  and  int.  there. 

-Ann,  dau.  of  Arthur 
Noneley,  of  Market 
Drayton  ,  and  relict 
of  Thomas  WTorraII, 
of  Oldington  ;  died 
at    Oldington,    and 
interred  at  Worfield. 

Margaret  Baker  ;= 
bapt.  at  Worfield 
29th  Dec.   1730; 
mar.  at  Worfield 
28th  Sept.  1760  ; 
buried  at  Dawley 
9th  Nov.  1803.    > 

pThomas  Bot- 
field,  of  Daw- 
ley,  co.  Salop, 
esq.  ;  born  15 
Feb.      1740  ; 
died  9  April, 
U804. 

1  — 
Bartholomew- 
Baker,     of 
Ackleton  ; 
bapt.    at 
Worfield     24 
July,      1727, 
o.s.p. 

=....      John 
Baker. 
James 
Baker, 

x 

of   Oaken,  co. 
Stafford  ;  bapt. 
27th  February, 
1729,  at  Wor- 
lield. 
- 

Benjamin  Baker,  of  Market  Drayton,= 
tanner;  born  at  Oldington;  died  at 
Market  Drayton. 

=Mary,  dau.  of  James  Beeston,         Joshua  Baker,  oi 
of   Longslow,    near    Market                        mercer, 
Drayton,  co.  Salop. 

Bridgnorth. 
o.s.p. 

George  Baker,  of        Patten  Baker,  married 
Oldington,  o.s.p.        James  Owen,  oi  Bir- 
mingham, mercer. 

James  Baker,  of  Market  Drayton,  after-=pAnne,  dau.  of  Richard  Worrall,  of  Belswardine,  co.  Salop,  gent. ; 
wards  of  Oldington,  gent.  mar.  at  Leighton,  co.  Salop,  Aug.  1814. 


1  — 
Mary,  bapt. 
at      Market 
Drayton  8th 
May,  1815. 

T 
Ann,    bapt. 
at      Market 
Drayton    15 

April,  1816. 

T 
Eliza,  bapt. 

at      Market 
Drayton    30 
Oct.  1818. 

i 
Harriet,  bapt. 
at      Market 
Drayton  29th 
March,  1820. 

r™ 
Sophia,bapt. 
at      Market 
Drayton    1  1 
Jan.  1822. 

Fanny,    born    9th    Jan.   1823; 
was  privately  bapt.   at  Market 
Drayton,  and  was  publicly  bapt. 
at  Worfield  9th  Feb.  1836. 

L 

1' 

a 

a 

Lucy,  born  25th  May,  1825;  was 
privately  bapt.  at  Market  Drayton, 
and  was  publicly  baptised  at  Wor- 
field 9th  Feb.  1836. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH ES. 


PEDIGREE  OF  SKELHORNE. 

Aims  OP  SKKLHORXK.  —  Purpure,  on  a  crow,  between  four  wheataheafs  or,  an  escallop  azure  between  a>  man; 

CREST.  —  A  wbeataheaf  or. 

William  Skelhornc.^I.ucy  Holt. 
William  Skelhorne;  liorn  at  Dunham,  co.  Chester,  in  1742;  married-p-Sarah,   dau.   of  Jolm    Hermann    Grcve,  of  Liverpool;    a  dau.=-          -   • 


in  Oct.  177d,  ;it  St.    N'irholns's,  Liverpool;  died  at  Everton,  near 
Liverpool,  5th  Dec.  1792;  buried  at  St.  George's  Church,  Everton, 

l-2th  I >«:<•.  i 


born  8th  June,  1754 ;  died  at  the  Breck,  near  Liver- 
pool, 3rd  Dec.  1808;  buried  at  St.  GeorgeY  Church, 
Everton,  !(t!i  Dec.  1808. 


:    '          '  : 


1  — 
Mary;          William 

Lucy;  born  17      John  Skelhorne; 

Jamea=Sarah  ;      =^Thos.       Thomas  =p.Mar-  Peter  Skel- 

Mar-  ^Richard 

bo.  29th      Skel- 

June,  and  bap. 

born  30  Jan 

1776, 

Brown,    born  19th 

Wood-    Skel- 

garet    borne;  born 

garet; 

'.      .    ' 

Sopt.            borne; 

12  July,  1774; 

and  bapt.  29  Feb. 

sur-           Aug.  and 

ward,       borne; 

the  1st  and 

of  Liver- 

1771;          bo.lSOot. 

marr.  Thou 

1776;  died  in  Li- 

goon;       bapt.  2nd 

esq.  of     burn 

bapt  the  20th 

July. 

pool. 

dieil  at         and  bapt. 

Bottield,,esq.  of 

verpool,  4th 

Feb. 

first           Nov. 

Liver-      14th 

Doc.l7S'->;lo»t 

7-  ... 

Malms-        12  Nov. 

Hopton 

Court, 

1808. 

bus-          1779; 

pool  ;        March, 

•t  sea  in  the 

and 

lee,  co.        177-  ; 

co.  Salop,  14th 

Christopher  Bur- 

band.        died  at 

died  at    and 

Irish  Channel 

bap.  11 

Salop,          died  at 

Feb.  1800; 

master  Skelhorne  ; 

Walton, 

Hop-       baptised 

Henry  Skel- 

Aug. 

SOJune,       Lymm.co. 

died  15th,  and 

born  2  Dec 

1777, 

near  Li- 

ton         4  May, 

horne;  born 

1829;          Chester, 

was  buried  at 

and  bapt.  27  Jan. 

verpool, 

Kec-         1781; 

mdliap. 

died  in 

bur.  at        8th  Jan. 

Hopton 

Wa- 

1778;  died 

at  the 

18th 

tory,        died  in 

13  Apr.  17-4; 

Liver- 

Stircli-        1834,  and 

fere,  co. 

Salop, 

island  of  St.  Bartho- 

March, 

11  Aug.    America, 

lost  at  sea  on 

pool, 

ley,  co.        was  bur. 

22nd  Aug. 

lomew,  Wst. 

Indies, 

1816. 

1838.      10  Aug. 

_•     : 

•2  June, 

Salop.         there. 

1856. 

13th  Sept.  1799. 

1824. 

America. 

i                                 i                                                     1 

Angus-     =f=Eli/.a- 

I 
Sarah;  =pSamuel 

Thomas   =pAnne 

William           Margaret;  bo.        Alex-        Wil-        Lucy;      Ann.     Lucy;     A  son; 

tine 

beth 

born 

Clough. 

Wo»d- 

Clough 

;      Skelhorne         15  Mar.  1812;      ander        liam        1..,™ 

marr.      died 

Samuel 

Clough  ; 

16th 

ward  ;  bo. 

mar.  at 

Woodward;      bap.  8th  Aug.       Wood-      Skcl-       Aug. 

John 

Wood- 

marr. ;it 

March  , 

30th  Oct. 

Christ 

born  May  3,      1814;  died  16       ward;        home;     4th, 

H.IV 

ward  ; 

Walton- 

1807; 

1808;  bap. 

Church 

,      1810;  bapt.      March,  1815;       born         bo.  at     and 

dell 

bom  1st 

on-the- 

bapt. 

2nd  Dec. 

Liver- 

Aug. 8th,          bu.at  Walton-      28th          Per-        bap- 

Dec. 

llill, 

April  , 

1808;  died 

pool, 

1814;  died       on-the-Hill.          Feb.          moy,        tised 

1804; 

Bin 

1807; 

at  South- 

14th 

at  Hares-         Mary;  born  12      1815;        4th,        Aug. 

4. 

hapt.  5th 

July, 

mar.  at 

port,  1st 

May, 

burgh,  in          Jan.  1814;           rector       and         2"th, 

June, 

1834. 

Hopton 

Sep.  1854; 

1835. 

Germany,         died  28  April,      of              bapt.       1810, 

1805; 

Wafers, 

rector  of 

25th  May,        1814;  buried       Hopton     19th         at 

died  Mar. 

13  Dec. 

Hopton 

1838,  and        at  Walton-on-      Wafers.    Aug.       Fer- 

1858. 

1838. 

Wafers; 

bur.  there.        the-Hill.                               1810.      moy. 

bur.  there. 

Thomas      Sarah-  Ann; 

Samuel      Sarah 

1"  1 

;      Thomas  Wood- 

Thomas Woodward  ;    baptised  at      Ann-Augusta;       Cliarles 

Bite. 

Arthur 

Samuel        bum  llth        Clough;     born 
Wood-         November,      born          18th 
ward;           1846.                Feb.           May, 
born           Lucy  Skel-        1840:         1841: 

ward  Clough  ; 
born  15  July, 
1845. 
Samuel  Alex- 

Hopton  Wafers,  16th  July,  1836.        bapt.  at  Hop-      W.-l- 
Samuel  Woodward  ;    baptised  at        ton  Wafi-rs         want; 
Hopton  Wafers,  1st  June,  1837.         27  Jan.  1  842.      bapt.  at 
Robert  Woodward  ;    baptised  at      Lucy;  bapt.  at       Hopton 

beth; 
bap.  at 
Hopton 
Wafers, 

..    .   . 
want; 
• 
Hopton 

15th             home;  bo. 
June,          26th  Oct. 
1844.           1851. 

died           died            ander  Clough; 
7  May,       HI  Jan.       born  10  July, 
1841.        1846.         1848. 

Hopton  Wafers,  llth  Dec.  1838.        Hopton  Wa-       Wafers, 
William  Woodward  ;   baptised  at        fers,  23  Dec.            .' 
Hopton  Wafers,  12th  Aug.  1840.        1842. 

7th 
Aug. 

Wafers. 

l:t  Jun.  . 

PEDIGREE  OF  GREVE. 

ARMS  OP  GREVE.— Per  chevron  argent  and  gules,  three  fig-leaves  eounterchanged. 


Greve,  of  Molten,  six  miles  south  of=p 

Lubec,  in  Mecklenburg  Schworin. 


,  dau.  of Burmastcr,  of  Hamburg;  her  brother, 

Christopher  Burmaster,  died  7th  Jan.  1 7 : 


John  Hermann  Greve;  died=pMary,  dau.  of  John  Lloyd,  of  Plas  Power,  co.  Denbigh,  and  of  Martha  Cswar, bi*  wife;! l»pt.  »th  Dec.  1 
7th  Jan.  1770,  died  at  Summerhill,  17th  Feb.  18o4,and  was  buried  at  G 


i 

Ann;  bo.  15  Aug.  IT.'.J 
died  14th  Aug.  1753. 


Sarah;  born  8  June,  17"' I; 
mar.  William  Skelhorne. 


Mary;  bo.  16 Apr.  1756; 
died  25th  Feb.  1 


Christopher  (in  ve;  bo.  -'!'  Jan. 
:  died  '23rd  June, 


John  OTCTC;  bo.  '  ] 


150 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


GENEALOGIA  THO3VLE  BISHTON  DE  NEACH  HILL,  IN  AGRO  SALOPIENSI,  ARMIGERI. 


Quantum  extrahi  potest  e  Tabulis  Parochialibus  de  Donington,  in  Agro  eodem. 


ARMS. — Argent,  a  bend  sable  between  six  bees  or. 
CREST. — Out  of  a  castle  triple  turreted  an  arm  in  armour  embowed,  all  proper,  grasping  a  dagger  hilted  or. 


Rogerus  Byshton,  sepultus  est  quarto^pJoanna,  ejusdem  Rogeri  uxor;  sepulta  est  quarto 
die  Decembris,  1587.  die  Februarii,  1593. 


Rogerus,  sepultus  est  13"°  die  Martii,  lOoT.^pDorothea,  sepulta  est  trigesimo  die  Octobris,  1617. 

i 


Guilielnms,  baptizatus  est  2d°  die  10bri8,  1603;  in  uxorcm  duxit^Sara  Beech,  de  Arseott,  cum  eodem  Oulielmo ; 


Saram  Beech,  sexto  die  Februarii,  1631 ;  sepultus  est  27to  die 
Martii,  1649. 


nupta  est  sexto  die  Februar'  lb'31 ;  sepulta  est 
18™  die  Sept.  1661. 


Anna,  baptizata  est 
vigesimo  die  Mail, 

1608. 


Rogerus,  baptizatus  est  26'°- 
die   Novembris,    1632;    se- 
pultus  est  17mo  die  Janu- 
arii,  1670. 

1 

I 
-Ruth,      Johannes,  baptizatus  est  16  die= 
ejus-       Octobris,  1634;  uxorem  duxit 
dem        et  prolem  habuit;  sepultus  est 
uxor.      24'°  die  Junii,  1714. 

-Anna,  ejus- 
dem Johan- 
nis  uxor. 

s 

—  1  —                   —  1  — 
Anna;  bap-     Guilielmus,  baptizatus 
tizataestno-     est  27mo  die  Maii,  A.D. 
nodieOcto-     1639  ;  sepultus  est  30 
bris  1636.         die  Jauuarii,  1675. 

~[ 

Edvardus,  baptizatus  est 
8VO    die   August!,  A.D. 
1641  ;  sepultus  est  27mo 
die  Martii,  1642. 

Idem  Guilielmus,  8  die  Maii,= 
1701,  inprimamuxoremduxit 
Elizabethan)   Lovat,  de   Lap- 
ley;    qua1  sepulta    est  21   die 
Septembris,  1704. 

pGuilielmus,  baptiza-= 
tus  est  tertio  die  Mail, 
1663;    duas     uxores 
duxit;  sepultus  est  18 
die  Martii,  1741. 

rldem  Guilielmus  13  Ap. 
1706,insecundam  uxorem 
duxit     Sarah    Whiston  ; 
quie    sepulta    est    8    die 
Aprilis,  1741. 

1 

Johannes,  baptizatus 
est  28  die  Februarii 
1664  ;    sepultus    est 
2do  die"  Martii,  anno 
eodem. 

Johannes,  baptiza-      Thomas,  baptizatus 
tus  est  quinto  die      est  sexto  die  Julii, 
Aprilis,  1606;   se-      1668;  sepultu*    est 
pultus  est  28to  die     30mo    die    Novem- 
Junii,  1698.                 bris,  1669. 

Guilielmus,  baptizatus  est  18™  die  Septembris,  1704  ;=pLucia  Whiston,  baptizata  est  die  11°  Julii,  1714;  cum 


uxorem  duxit    29  die  Junii,  1732;  sepultus  est   610 
die  Junii,  1770. 


eodem  Guilielmo  Bishton  nupta  est  ;  sepulta  est  5°  die 
Septembr.  1778. 


Elizabetha,  baptizata  est  vigesimo 
die  Novembris,  1707. 


1  .                                                                                         "  T 
Johannes,  baptiza  —  pElizabetha    Jelli-           Thomas  Cux  —  —Anna,  bapt 

Guilielmus,  baptizatus=Francesca,  ejus-           Johannes  =f=Lucia,  bap- 

tus  est  vigesimo  die 

corse,  filia  Thomx           son,  de  Shiff- 

zata  est  3(1" 

0           est  nono  die  Januarii, 

dem    Guilielmi            Minor,  de 

tizata  est 

Februarii,  1735; 

Jellicorse;   bapti-           nal,    in    ux- 

die    Maii, 

1740;  in  uxorem  duxit 

vidua,  de  Beck-           Grinshill, 

23'°   die 

uxorem    duxit  24 

zata    est   24    die          orem  duxit 

1737;  cum 

Francescam    Blake  - 

bury    Hall;    se-           in  uxorem 

Julii,  1742; 

die  Januarii,  1765; 

Feb.  1746,  eidem           Annam  Bish- 

eodem    Tho-           more,  de  Shiffnal,  vi- 

pulta  est  22°  die           Luciam 

cum  eodem 

sepultus  est  14  die 

Johan.nupsit;se-           ton,  29m<>  die 

raos  Cuxson            duam,2dieMaii,1789; 

Januarii,    1824,           Bishtun. 

Johanni  Mi- 

August!. 1806. 

pulta     est     sexto           Septembris, 

nupta  est 

sepultus  est  sexto  die 

set.  74.                         duxit  30""> 

nor  nupta 

Junii,  1805.                   1769. 

A.D.     1759. 

Maii,  1814,  set.  75. 

9br.lT«i). 

est  17(i9. 

i 

* 

s 

s                           A 

1  —                                                                                 ~r 
Johannes,  baptiza-=pSophia  Bay-       Georgius  Bay-^Anna,  baptiza- 

~T 
Guilielmus  =Lucia.  baptiza- 

1                                          -         1  
Guilielmus  Ro-^  Elizabeths        Elizabetha, 

tus  est  vigesimo  die 

lis,  cum  eo-       lis,  armiger,  in 

ta  est  22<"o  die 

Botfield,    de     ta  est  duodeci- 

gerus,   baptiza- 

Wright,            baptizata 

Novembris,    1766; 

dem  Johan-       uxoroni    duxit 

Septembris, 

Dawiey,  ar-      mo  die  Octo- 

tus  est  7mo  die 

cum  eodem       est  llmo  die 

in    uxorem    duxit 

ninuptajse-       Annam    Bish- 

A.D.  1768;  cum 

migerjinux-     bris,    1770,    et 

Febr.  1773;  in 

Guilielmo         Julii,  1776; 

Sophiano    Baylis, 

pulta    est           ton,  octavo  die 

eodem  Georgio 

orem   duxit      Guilielmo  Bot- 

uxorem    duxit 

Bishton             et   sepulta 

10"">dieFeb.l791; 

21">°dieJu-       Januarii,  1789; 

Baylis   nupta 

Luciam             field,  armigero, 

Elizabet. 

nupta  est.         est  eodem 

sepultus  est    31m° 

lii.annoDo-       sepultus   est 

est;  et  sepulta 

Bishton,  14       nupsit  1794; 

Wright;  sepul-                               die. 

die  August!,  1810. 

mini  1812,         Octob.    15, 

est  I!)"10  die 

die  Jan.             ob.    20  Decr, 

tus  est  30mo  die 

et  retails  sute       1839,  cet.  73. 

Septembris, 

1794;  ob.  26     1851. 

Octobris,  1805. 

45. 

1814. 

Dec',  185J. 

COLLATERAL  BRANCH  KS. 


151 


a 

_J 

6 

e 
i 

Oul.  Gar.= 

nctt.  HIT. 

ill-  ll:int;li- 
tuii,  ro. 

,. 

=Kli/.alietlia 

liaptizata 
est  quarto 
die  De- 
cembris, 
1798. 

Georgius,  bap- 
tizatus est21ra» 
die  Octobris, 
1789;si'pultus 
est  Junii  3, 
1840.  set.  51. 

Sophia,   bap- 
tizata est  de- 
cimo  septimo 
die  Junii, 
1796;  mar. 
Man- 

Samuel  Alder-^ 
sey,  de  Alder- 
»>•},    in    co. 
Cestr.  armiger, 
in   uxorem 
duxit  1824; 
ob.  1855. 

-Lucia, 
bapti- 

•tae* 

18'° 
die  Ja- 
nuarii, 
1799. 

~T~T 
(iuilk'lmus  Ili-nri- 
cus,  baptintoi  eat 
decimo  octaro  die 
Augusti.lN 
Thomas  baptizatus 
est  undevicesimo 
die  Oct.  1805,  ob. 

Anna,  baplizata  eat  de- 

riinu  quinto  dif  Kebru- 
arii,   1801;  ubiii 
1851  ;  mar.  Ardtn  A<1- 
derley,  armiger,    U.S. 
in    uxori'in    duxit    '21 
Octobris,  1 

Johannes,  baptia- 

'•     • 
.  nupt.  
.  1867 
in  Austnlia^f. 
Ooiliehnus. 

WillKim=pSophia.         Alfred.          Hugh 
Bishton.  1 

Robert,  natus  19 
1828;  obiit  1849. 

NOT.        Thomas,  natus  30        Susan  Mary,  nupt.         Lui-y  Ann,  nupl. 
Martii,  1830.                Kelham.                Roper. 

William  Egerton. 


Whistiin,  baptizatus  eat  27  die  Novembris,       Henricusi  Crump,= 
1777;  sepultus  est  17  die  Aprilis,  1785.        de    Albrighton, 
Georgius  Octavius,  baptizatus  est  301"0  die      arm.;    in  uxorem 
Martii,  1779;  de  Sydnal-lane,  Donning-       duxit  Saram  Bish- 
ton;sepultusestl2Novemb.l845,ffit.66.      ton,    24">  die 
Henricus,  baptizatus  est  27  die  Januarii,      Aprilis,  1806;ob. 
A.  11.  1781;   sepultus  est   13  die  Aprilis,      29  die  Jan.  1855. 
1805. 

=Sara,  baptizata  est        Holbrooke,       Thomas,  natus  est  17"°  di*= 

pKlizabetha  Dale, 
ejnsdem  Thoma 
nxor,   nata  eet 
quarto    die    No- 
Tembris,   1788; 
tepulta  est  1824, 
mt.  36. 

28<°  die  Octobris,        haptiiatus        Julii,    1785  ;    in     uxorem 
1782;  cum  eodem       cst  primo        duxit    Elizabethan!    Dale, 
Henrico   Crump          die  Maii,         filiam    Joseph!    Dale,    de 
nupta  est;  sepulta        1784;  se-         Cheadle,  in  comiUtu  Cut- 
est  August  31,           pultus  nt         tricnsi,   25   Martii,  1811  ; 
1839,  set.  56.               21  'die  men-      sepultus  est  27  Norembru, 
sis  ejusdem.      1839,  ait.  54. 

Jana  Betty,  nat.        Henricus,  nat.  20       Maria  Bisliton,  nat.  8         Henriciu,       Elizabetba  Sophia,  naU  est  quarto  die       Thomu,  natm  ««t  12  Mali, 
12  Jan.    1807;         Aug.  1811;  nupt.         Febr;    baptizata    est        natus  est           Martii,  1813;  sepulta  est  August!  23,         1818. 
nupt.  Tho.                Beaman.            14"'   die    Februarii,        tertio  die          1824,  ait.  11.                                             Georgius,    natu«    nt     23 
Vaughton.-^           Georgius,    nat.  3        1814;  sepulta  est  20        Januarii;        Catharina  Dale,  nata  est  viceaimoquar-         June,   1S21;  srpnltu*  rat 
Anna,  nat.  Novr.        Oct.  baptizatus          Septembris,  1841,            nupt.                to  die  Mail,  1814;  scpuluert  Julii  1,        25Kebnurii,1840,B(.24. 
ii;  nupt.         est  quarto  die  Oc-        set.  27.                                 1824,  set.  10.                                               Chratopheru*  Rogerut.  n»- 
R.  God  by.                 tobris,  1812;  se-       Lucia,    nata    est    25        Bumby,          Sarah  Ruth,  nata  est  28  Angusti,  1816;        to*    e«t    11     Dectmbrk, 
4.                   pultusest26Jan.        Septembris,   1816;           vidua.               sepulU  est  16  Aprilis,  1819.                      1823;  icpultiucrt  »Urta 
1844,  at.  81.             nupt.  Gul.  Godby.                                                                                                12,  1842,  *t.  18. 

152 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  WITHERINGS. 

[From  the  Visitation  of  Staffordshire,  1583:  Harl.  MS.  No.  6128,  fols.  101  and  102.] 

ARMS.— Argent,  a  raven  volant  sable,  beaked  of  the  first,  between  three  pellets  » 
CHEST.—  A  raven,  wings  overt  sable,  beaked  argent,  gorged  with  a  crown  or. 

Thomas  Witherings,  of  Ouerton,  in  com.  Stafford.^ 


William  Witherings,  of  Ouerton,  in  com.  Stafford.^ ,  dau.  and  heire  to  Strickland,  of  Yorkshire. 

, ' 

Edward  Witherings.^pEllen,  dau.  to  William  Ridiarcl,  of  Ridiard. 

J 

Thomas  Witherings.^Ellen,  dau.  to  Robert  Pilkington. 


I — 

Edmond  : 
Witherings. 


-,  dau.  and  co-heir  to  • 
of  Balterley. 


•  Wood, 


John  Witherings,  ofcpDorothey,  dau.  to  Thomas  Aderley, 
Ouertone.  of  Blackhaught. 


Edmond=j= ,  dau.      Thomas. 


Thomas    =pl)orothey,  dau.  to         Anthoney  Wither-=pPro!ecia,  heire,  dau. 


I — I — r~r 
Thomas, 
William, 
ings.  Anthoney. 

Marmaduke. 


Witherings, 
of  Ouerton. 


John    Fearne,    of         ings,  yoman  of  the 


Crackmarshe. 


gard. 


to  John  Infantleroy, 
of  Hampshire. 


Susanna,  vid. 
John  Conway, 
of  Bromston, 
ke.         in  Cheshire. 

Elizabeth,  uxor 
—  Power. 
Frances,  uxor 
—  lonnes. 

1 
John  Witherings,- 
gent.  ;    sheire    to 
Sir  James. 

pFranees,  dau.  to  Sir 
Thomas  Culpeper,  of 
Kent,  sister  to  Baro- 
nett  Culpeper. 

i 
John 
ob. 
s.  p. 

-t- 


Ellen,  wiffe  to 
Thomas  Smith, 
of  Cambridge. 


Anthoney 
Wither- 


PEDIGREE OF  WITHERING. 

[From  the  Visitation  of  London,  a°  1634.] 

John  Withering,  of  Ouerton,  in  com.  Staff. ^p 


Tho.  Witheringe,  of  Ouerton .=pMargaret,  dau.  and  heire  of  Edward  Strickland,  of  Yorksheir. 


William  Witheringe,  of  Ouerton.  = 


Edw.  Witheringe,  of  Ouerton.=?Ellyn,  dau.  of  Will'm  Rudiard,  of  Rudiard,  Esq. 


Tho.  Witheringe,  of  Ouerton.  =pElinor,  dau.  of  Robt.  Pilkinton. 


John  Withering,  of  Ouerton.^Dorothy,  dau.  of  Tho.  Aderley,  of  Blackhaugh. 


2.  Anthony  Withering  j  a     Tho.  Witheringe,  of^=Dorotby,  dau.  of  Jo.  Fearne,     Edw.  Witheringe ;  3rd 


yeaman  vsher. 


Ouerton. 


I 


of  Crackmarsh. 


John  Withering,  gentle-         Thomas  Withering,  of  London,  2  sonne;  Postmaster — Dorothy,  dau.  of  John  Oliver,         3.  Willm.          5.  Anthony. 

man  sewer.  of  England  for  forraigne  parts.  of  Wilburgham.  4.  Robert.         6.  Marmaduke. 

(Signed)  THOMAS  WITHRINGE. 

*  These  arms  and  crest,  with  the  quartered  coat,  is  certified  under  the  hand  of  Sir  William  Segar,  Garter,  as  also  the  descent  of  Kdward 
Witheringe  downwards.  The  arms  annexed  are  :  Quarterly,  1  and  4  Withering,  argent,  a  raven  volant  sable  between  three  pellets.  Crest:  A 
raven  with  wings  overt  sable,  beaked  argent,  gorged  with  a  mural  crown  or;  2  and  3,  sable,  three  escallops  argent. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCHES. 

PEDIGREE  OF  WITHERINGS. 

[From  the  Visitation  of  Essex,  a°  1664.] 


158 


Thomas  Withering*,  of  Overtoil,  in  com.  Staff.^pDorothy,  dau.  of  John  Kearne,  of  Crackmanh. 


I — 

John  Withorings,  of  Overton,  gent,  sewer  to  King  Charles  I.=f=Krances,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Culpeper,  of  A u Word,  in  com.  Kent,  But. 


Dorothy,  dau.  of  Jo.  Glover,  ofy  William  Withering*,  of  Nelmes,  in  com.  Essex,  gt. ;  late=j=Mary,  dau.  of  Sir  Francis  Stidulph,  of  Norbory, 
Lincolne's  Inne,  ar. ;  1st  wife.  Postmaster  Genii,  of  England  for  forreigne  parts.  in  com.  Sumy.  knt. ;    2nd  wife. 

l—l  , 1 , 

Dorothy;  dead.  Elizabeth.  Frances. 

dead. 

(Signed)  WM.  WITHERINGS. 


PEDIGREE  OF  WITHERINGE  OF  OVERTON. 

[Compiled  from  Miscellaneous  MSS.  in  College  of  Arms  and  Wills.] 


John  Witheringe  of  Overton. =pDorothy,  dau.  of  Thomas  Adcrlcy,  of  Blackhaugh. 


Anthony  Witheringe,  ofcPortesia, 
St.   Olave's  Southwark.        1628. 
Will  dated   

1  —                                 —  1  — 
2.  Anthony  Witheringe,           Thomas  Witheringe,= 
a  yeoman  usher.                        of  Overton. 

=L>orothy,  Jau.  of  Jo.  Kearne, 
of  Crackmanh. 

Edw.  Witheringe, 
3rd  ton. 

proved  20  Oct.  1628. 
Anthony,  1628. 

John  Withering,=Katherine,    JohnWitheringe,= 
of  St.  Martin's-             1640.         of  Overton  afore- 

=Frances,       Thomas  Witheringe,  ot= 
dau.ofSir     London,  2nd  son,  Post- 

=Dorothy,  dau.  of  John  Oliver,  of    3.W 
Wilbnrgham.remar.RogerPhil- 

Iliam. 

4.  Kobot. 
5.  Anthony. 

in-the-Fields  ; 

said,  sometime 

William       master  of   England   for 

lips,  of  the  city  of  Westminster, 

6.  Harma- 

nuncupative  will, 

gentleman  usher 

Culpeper,     foreign  parts;  nuncupa- 

Art. 

before  mar.  dated  23  Aug. 

dttke. 

dated  14th  Sept. 

and  sewer  to 

of  Ayles-     tive  will  dated  12  Nov. 

1654,  and  to  lie  mar.  the  next 

and  proved  20th 

King  Charles  the 

ford,    co.     1649  ;  proved  17th  Feb. 

day 

he  deceased  ante  15  Feb. 

Oct.  1640. 

First. 

Kent.            1651  ;  buried  at  Horn- 

1655;  she  died  in  the  parish  of 

church,   co.    Essex,  set. 

St.l)otolphAldgate;  will  dated 

55.—  M.I. 

29  Dec.  1664  ;  codicil  2  Jan. 

following;  proved  15  Feb.  1655. 

Dorothy,  =, 
dau.  of 

=WilliamWithering,=j 
of  Nelmes,co.  Essex, 

=Mary,    dau.         Thomas  Withering,         Dorothy, 
of  Sir  Fran-         1649,  of  St.Martin's         1649; 

William               Anthony 
Withering!-,           Withering, 

Anthony 

Withering. 

John 

Postmaster-General 

cisStydolph,         Outwich,    London,        a  minor, 

atCambridge,        1649. 

= 

1 

Glover,  of 

of  England  for  Fo- 

of Norbury,         only  son  ;  died  un-        1654-6. 

1649. 

Lincoln's 

reign  parts. 

co.  Surrey.          mar.  ;   admon.  8th 

Inn. 

Feb.  1654-5. 

r* 

Dorotb 
died  16 

y,             Elizabeth. 
61                   l 

France 
t 

i.           Anthony  Withering,  of  Marina,  in  the  Island  of  Zante,          Co»>1'"  M"? 
merchant  ;  will  dated  4  July,  1659  ;  proved  12  July,  1660  : 
bur.  at  Sancta  Veneranda  in  Marina  17  Aug.  1659.                       ™?b  Lathropp. 

dead 

1664. 

James  Withering, of=pRuth,  admx.  1654; 


St.    Mary-le-Uow, 
London;  adm.  29th 
Sept.  1654. 


:nl in.   granted  17th 
Feb.  1666. 


Cousin  Dorothy  Monson,  wife  of  Anthony 

Monson,  of  Northorp,  co.  Line. 
Godson  William  Hnly,  son  of  sister  Huly. 
Brother-in-law  John  Amherst. 
Cousin  Nicholas  Wilde. 


William  Withering*,  of  St.=Mary,  167«. 
Andrew's,  Holborn,  county 
Middlwex,  gt.;  will  dated 
26  Nov.  1676;  provwl  12 
July,  1677. 


Ruth,  wife  of  Emerson,  1666. 
X 


154 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  OF  WITHERING. 

[Deduced  from  tiie  Visitations  of  London,  Essex,  and  Staffordshire.] 


John  Withering,  ot'Overton,  in  com'  Staff.  =f=..  .. 


Thomas  Witheringe,  of  Overton.^Margaret,  dau.  and  heir  of  Edward  Strickland,  of  Yorkshire. 


William  Witheringe,  of  Overtoil. =p. .  . . 

I 


Edward  Witheringe,  of  Overton.=pEllyn,  dau.  of  William  Rudiard,  of  Rudiard,  esq. 


Thomas  Witheringe,  of  Overton  .^Elenor,  dau.  of  Robert  Pilkington,  esq. 


Withe 


Edmond  Withering,^ ;  dau.  and  co-heir  of  —  Wood, 

ofOverton.  of  Balterley. 


JohnWitheringe,^=Dorothy,  dau.  of  Thomas  Aderley, 


of  Overton . 


of  Blackhaugh. 


dau. 
to  Brome. 


Thomas. =pDorothy,  dau.  of  Jo.  Fearne, 
of  Crackmarsh. 


Anthony,  -r-Proteeia,  dau.  and  heir 
a  yeoman  to  John  Infantleroy,  of 
usher.  |  Hampshire. 


Edward. 


Ellen . — Thomas 

Smith,    of 
Cambridge. 


Witheringe. 


=r  . . . .     John  Withering,^pFrances,  dau.     Thomas  Withering,  of  Lon-=r=Dorothy,  dau  of  John 


of  Overton,  gen- 
tlemen usher  and 
sewer  to  King 
Charles  I. 


ofSirWilliam 
Culpepper,  of 
Aylesford,  co. 
Kent. 


don,  Postmaster  of  England 
for  foreign  parts.  Will 
proved  17  Feb.  1751  ;  bur. 
at  Hornchurch,  co.  Essex. 


Oliver,  of  Wilburgh- 
ham  ;  re-mar.  Roger 
Phillipe.  Will  proved 
15  Feb.  1655. 


Robert. 

Anthony. 

Marmaduke. 


John,  o.s  p. 
Anthony. 


William 
thering,     of 
Cheswardine. 
bur.  May  19, 
1685. 


Wi-^Dorothie  -  ; 
bur.  25th  July, 
1663. 


Dorothy,  dau.  ofT=WilliamWithering,=Mary,  dau.  of 
John   Glover,  of  I  of  Nelmes,    Essex,     Francis 
Lincoln's  Inn.        |  Postmaster  of  Eng-     dolph,  ( 

Iland      for     foreign     bury, 
parts.  Surrey. 


[au.  of 

Thomas  Withering, 

Dorothy, 

William 

Anthony 

Sty- 

of  St.  Martin's  Out- 

a  minor, 

Withering, 

Withering, 

t  Nor- 

wieh,  London,  o.s.  p. 

1654-5. 

at     Cam- 

I64a. 

3ounty 

admon.     8th    Feb. 

bridge, 

1654-5. 

1649. 

i 

—  John  Conway, 
of  Brandon,  in 
Cheshire. 

I"  1 
Richard 
1630; 
Edmund 
1632. 

Witheringe  ; 
bur.  Nov.  4, 
Witheringe; 

born  Nov.  2, 
1651. 
born  April, 

William     =j 
Witheringe  ; 
born  July  8, 
1633. 

i    i 

-Ellen.      Anne    Witheringe  ; 
born  June  22,  1637. 
Mary    Witheringe  ; 
born  Oct.  30,  1638. 

Jane  Wither- 
inge ;  born 
Mar.16,1641. 

Dorothy  ; 
dead 
Elizabeth; 
dead 
1664. 

Frances  ; 
ma.  
Jonnes, 
dead 
1664. 

I 
Susanna  ; 
widow  in 
1583. 

Roger  Witheringe;  bur.  Jan.  15,  1707.     William  Witheringe,  bur.  Aug.  26,  1716.=pEleanor.     Ellen,  mar.  John  Gray,  24  Oct.  1686. 


William  Withering,  Mary  Withering,  Edmund  Withering  j^Sarah,  daughter  of  George 
born  Nov.  30, 1708:  born  Sept.  30th,  born  Dec.  30,  1713;  Hector,  esq.  of  Lichfield  ; 
bur.  July  1,  1712.  1711.  died  Nov.  1769.  born  Nov.  18,  1708. 


Elizabeth  Withering ; 
born  May  22, 1716. 


Mary  Withering  ; 
born  Sept.  1,  1739; 
died  an  infant. 


William  Withering  ;^=Helena,  dau.  of  George  and 


born  Mar.  28,  1741  ; 
died  Oct.  6,  1799. 


Ruth  Cookes  ;  born  Oct.  29, 
1750  ;  died  Nov.  1801. 


Sarah  Withering;  born  Feb.  12, 
1750;  died  August  21,  1814; 
aged  65. 


Helena  Withering  ;  William   Withering ;   born — Lydia,  dau.  of  John  and 

born  March  5, 1775,  Nov.  21,  1766,  at  Birming-     Lydia  Rickards  ;  born  6 

at     Stafford;    died  ham  ;   mar.  Aug.  8,  1808 ;     Dec.  1784  ;    bapt.  Jan. 

March  10,  1776.  died  June  23,  1832.  18, 1785. 


Bcriali  Uotfield,  son  of  Thomas^pCharlotte  Withering  ;  born  Pel:. 


and  Margaret  Botfield  ;  born 
27  July,  176S;  died  27  April, 
1813. 


21,  1778,  at  Birmingham  ;  mar. 
July,  26,  1806;  died  Oct.  2fi 
1825. 


Beriah  Botfield  ;  born  March  5,  1807. 


COLLATERAL  BRANCH  l.v 


1 :,:, 


PEDIGREE  OF  HECTOR  OF  LICHF1ELD. 

[From  Parochial  Registers  and  Corporation  Records.] 


ARMS.—  Azure,  two  lions  rampant  combatant  or. 
CIIKST. — Out  of  a  mural  coronet  argent,  masoned  sable,  a  demi-lion  azure,  holding  a  palm- branch  vert. 


Edmund  Hector,  Sheriff  of  Lichfield  in  1682;  bailiff  there  in  1685  and  1690 ;  buried  at  St  Michael's  =pOorcas Her  will 

Lichfield,  8th  Dec.  1709.    Will  proved  at  Lichfield  18th  Dec.  1710.  at  Lichfleld  2nd  Dec.  1721 


George  Hector,=pElizabeth     Edmund  Hector;  bupt  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  19th  March, 


of  Lu'hfield, 
surgeon  ;  bailiff 
there  in  1719; 
afterwards  of 
The  Old  Lodge, 
near  Lilleshull, 
co.  Salop. 


Brooke . 
married 
at  Kings- 
bury  29th 
October, 
1696. 


Thomas  Hector ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  29  Nov.  1663. 
Edmund  Hector;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  3  Dec.  1665. 
Philip  Hector;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  2  Aug.  1674. 
John  Hector ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  22  Sept  1678. 
Charles  Hector  ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  27  Sept.  1679. 
James  Hector;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  4 Sept.  1681. 


BcnjaminHoc-— Dorothy 

tor;  !>apt.  at  St. 

Mary's,     l.ich- 

field,  31  Aug. 

1682;    Sheriff 

of  Lichfield  in 

17-27. 


bur.  at 

St.     Mi- 

duel's, 

Lk-h- 

field,  26 

Sept. 

1726. 


Nathaniel 
Hector ; 

lupt.at.St. 
M  H 

Lichfield, 
9th  Sept. 

[{  -    , 


s   > 


Mary  ;  bapt.  at  St. 

Mary'..  Liehfi,.|.l, 

14  Jan.  IUS4.S. 
Ann  ;  hapt.  al  St. 

Miry's,  Lirhtii-M. 

•ith  April.  1084; 

mar.  there,  llth 

June,  1706, 

Ili-nry  UoylMon. 


Elizabeth  =pBrooke     Heetor,=Mary 


1st 
wife;  died 
22    July, 
1742, 
aged  3'-'. 


M.D.;bapt.  at  St 
Mary's,  Lichfield, 
26th  Sept.  1700; 
diedKi  Dec. 1773; 
bur.  in  the  Cathe- 
dral, Lichfield. 
Will  proved  at 
Lichfield  19  Nov. 
1783. 


2nd 

wife ; 

died  14 

March, 

1783, 

aged 

77. 


— i   i   i   ri —  — i — 

Elizabeth  ;  bur.  at  St.  Michael's,  Lichfield,  George  : 

5th  April,  1708.  Hector; 

Mary  ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  29th  bapt. 

Dec.  1702 ;  bur.  at  St.  Michael's,  Lichfield,  at  St. 

26th  Aug.  1716.  Mary's. 

Penelope  ;  bapt  at  St.  Mary,  Lichfield,  20th  Lich- 

Nov.  1704;  wifeof  John  Leake.of  Newport,  field, 5th 

Ann;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,  17th  Sept. 

Oct.  1706;  wife  of  Hurd,  brother  of  the  1710. 

Bishop. 
Sarah ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield,   1st 

Dec.  1708;  mar.  Edmund  Withering. 


Charlotte ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  I.ichfleld  5th 

NOT.  1711  ;  mar.  Dr.  Seagn,  of  Atbcntone 
Frances ;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Liehfield,  24th 

Oct.  1713;  bur.  at  St.  Michael's.  Lichfield 

1st  Dec.  1713. 
Lydia;  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's.  Lichfield,  3  April 

1715 ;  bur.  at  St.  Michael's,  Lichfield,  15th 

May,  1717. 
Honora;  bapt  at  St.  MarV«.  Lichfleld,  10th 

July.  1717. 
Hester;  bur.  at  St  Michael's,  Lichfield,  6th 

NOT.  1721. 


Thomas  =j= 

Hector,    i 


(a  ilnu.)  ; 

mar.  Thomas 
Spurrier,  of 
Walsall,  esq. 


Brooke  = 
Hector. 

p  —  Adams  of 
Newport. 

Edmund 
Hector, 

d.s.p. 

Benjamin    Hector, 
surgeon    at   Ather- 
stone  ;  died  at  Little 
Whiston,  s.p. 

Penelope  (a  dan.)  ; 
mar.   John    Wood, 
of  Winston,  county 
Salop. 

Sarah   (a  dan.);  mar. 
John  Spearman,  lc*\- 
ing  tons  and  daui. 

Rev. 

Thomas, 
d.s.p. 


Walter; 
died  wi- 
dower. 


-  i  Cal- 
vert. 


i 


Elizabeth  ; 
died  23rd 
Oct.  aged 
79;  bur.  at 
Chetwynd, 
co.  Salop, 
29th  Oct. 
1857. 


Maria.  —  —  Smallwood,  Eliza-^John         John  ; 

Thomas; 

—  I  — 
Jane  ; 

Richard;    born     1st 

Char- 

of  Hales,         beth. 

Robin-      died 

died. 

died 

May,  1778;  surgeon 

lotte; 

near  Dray- 

son.          30th 

T 

young, 

of  Ilirmingham  and 

d.i.p. 

ton.                                                   April, 

Idau. 

«et  12. 

of  Whiston,  county 

r—  —^                                         1823, 

Salop. 

2  sons, 

s.p. 

George  ;  died  infant 

Thomas  and 

Kt.70. 

William  ;  d.s.p. 

Brooke. 


John. 


William. 


Edmund  Hector,  of  Birmingham,  surgeon  ;  Ann  ;   bapt.  at 

born  in  Lichfield  30th  Jan.  1708  ;  died  2nd  St.    Mary's, 

Sept.,   1794.       (Monument  in  St.  Philip's  Lichfield,  10th 

Church,  Birmingham.)  Jan.  1710-11. 


Mary  ;  bapt.  at  St  Mary's, 
Lichfield,  3rd  Aug.  1714; 
bur.  at  St.  Michael's,  Lich- 
field, 26  Aug.  1716. 


Philip  Hector;  bapt  at  St. 

Mary's,  l.iehti.-M.  12  Sept. 
1720;  bur.  at  St.. Michael's, 
Lichfield,  IS  Sept.  1741. 


THE  BOTFIELD  PEDIGREE. 


Arms.   Barry  of  twelve,  or  and  sable.      Crest.  A  reindeer,  statant  «.r. 
Motto.  J'ay  bonne  cause. 


GEOFFKEY  BOTEVILLE,  Knight,  living  A.D.  1210. 

T 


William  Boteville,  of  Church  Stretton,  one  of  the  Sub-Foresters  of  the  Forest  of  Shirlet,  co.  Salop,  A.D.  1255. 


Sir  John  de  Bottefelde,  Knight,  temp.  Edward  I.,  of  Stretton  in  1309. 


Hugh  Botefeld,  Chaplain;  Vicar  of  Leighton,  Feb.  7, 
1359;  died  1375. 


Thomas  Botefeld,  of  Stretton,^=Sibilla,  a  widow,  34 


30  Edward  III.  1356. 


Edward  III. 


Richard  Botefeld,  living  17  Richard  II.  1394  ;  died  4  Hen.  V.  1416. 

J 


Thomas  Botefelde,  in  the  4  Henry  V.  held  lands  in  Stretton;  in  the  18  Hen.  VI.  he  surrendered  to  John  Botefeld  his  son,  and  Joane  his  wife,  and  their  heirs. 

. . T 


William  Botefelde,  diedl  Edw.  IV.  1461,=FAlice,  of  Stretton,  John  Botefelde,  18  Hen.  VI.=pJoane,  living  18  Hen.  VI. 

aged  about  80.  5  Hen.  VI.  1439-1440. 


T 


From  this  marriage  descends  THE  MARQUESS  OF  BATH. 


John  Botefelde,  living  5  and  9  Edward  IV.  1465  and  1469. 

T 
I 


William  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  manor  of  Church  Stretton,  living  in  1 504  and  ISOS.^Joyce,  dau.  of  Jenkyn  Sankey,  of  Lebotwood,  co.  Salop. 


I —  — I —  — T-  — I — r~ 1 

1st  wife,  Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas^Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Bote-=p2d  wife,  Peter  Botevyle,  of  Lebot-  Richard  Botevyle,  of  Lebot-  Three 


Palmer,  of  Hughley,  co.  Salop. 


vyle,  son  and  heir. 


r 
Thomas  Botevyle,= 
of   Botevyle,   son 
and  heir. 

-Katherine,     dau.    of 
Richard      Slade,     of 
Wootton  Hall,  Salop. 

William 
Botevyle, 
died  s.  p. 

Richard  Botevyle.  of  Bote-=pEvetta,  dau.  of  Henry  Wood, 
vyle,   son   and   heir,    died  I  M.D.,  of  West  Coppice, 
about  1650. 


1  Joan. 

wood,  co.  Salop.                            wood,  co.  Salop.  -p 

ters. 

—  1 

rr  and 
hard. 

i  . 

Pe 
Ric 

I 

1 
Peter  Bote- 
vyle, 1623. 

Frances, 
Leighton 

1                                           i                                      i 
John    Botevyle,   of         Richard    Bote-           Humphrey         Roger  and 
Leighton,  co.Salop,         vyle,  of  Shrews-         Botevyle,           Richard. 
^F                        bury.                            of  Frodesley. 
i 

1st    wife,  buried  at^William    Botevyle,   of  Leigh-^^Anne,   second  wife, 
8th  April,  1632.        ton,  1623,  died  before  3d  May,     living,  a  widow,  3d 
1639.                                             May,  1639. 

1 

Katherine. 

From  this  marriage  descended 
the  BOTEVYLES  of  Botevyle. 


Mary,  1st   wife,  buried   at= 
Leighton,  4th  May,  1663. 


^fhomas  Botfield,  Churchwarden   of — Mary,  second 
Eaton  Coijstantine,  co.  Salop,  1665.       wife. 


Frances,  baptized  at  Leighton,  Stli  April, 
1632;  buried  there  20th  Dec.  1636. 


r 
Richard  Botfield 
co.  Salop. 

,  of  Dawley  ,=j=Mary,  buried  at  Dawley,  28th 
j  May,  1735. 

i 

Thomas  Botfield,  of  Dawley,  buried  there=pAbigail.          Martha,   baptized    at    Leighton,    14ti 
28th  May,  1735.                                                                  April,  16G3. 

Richard  Bot- 
field, baptized 
at    Dawley, 
25th    March, 
1683. 

Mary,  baptized  at  Daw- 
ley,  24th  Feb.  1684-5. 
Sarah,     baptized      at 
Dawley,    29th    Jan. 

1687-8. 

Mary,  baptized  at 
April,  1689. 
Ann,  baptized  at 
Oct.  1691. 
Abigail,    baptized 
10th  April,  1693 

Dawley,  16th 
Dawley,  30th 
at    Dawley, 

Thomas 
Bodfeld, 

baptized 
at  Daw- 
ley,  7th 
Jan.  1696. 

Beriah    Botfield,    Esq.= 
of  Dawley,  born   28th 
Feb.  1702-3;  married 
at  Madeley,  14th  Feb. 
1732-3;bur.  8th  April, 
1754,  at  Dawley. 

=Margaret,    dau. 
of  John  Adams, 
and    Ann,    his 
wife,  born    7th 
Oct.  1703. 

- 

n 

Agnes  Bote-- 
vyle,  marr. 
at  Madeley, 
17th   Nov. 

1728. 

=  \Villiam 
Baugh, 
of  DaV 

1  ' 

,                i«T»r'i,. 

1                                      I 

i 

Thomas  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Dawley  ^Margaret,  dau.  of  William 


co.  Salop,  and  Norton  Hall,  co. 
Northampton,  born  14th  Feb. 
1736;  married  29th  Sept.  1761; 
died  5th  April,  1801. 


Baker,  Gent,  of  Bromley, 
co.  Salop;  born  6th  Dec. 
1730  ;  died  5th  Nov. 
1803. 


Mary,  born 
16th  Dec.  1732; 
died  15th  Dec. 
1740. 


Martha,  born  14th 
Feb.  1736;  died 
17th  Feb.  1740. 


Sarah,  twin  with  Ri- 
chard, born  1 1  th  J  une, 
and  died  llth  Sept. 
1739. 


Richard,  twin  with 
Sarah ,  born  1 1  th 
June,  and  died  Sim 
July,  1739. 


Thomas  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Hop — Lucy,   dau. 
ton  Court,  co.  Salop,  born  14th     of  William 
Feb.   1762;  married  at   Gres-     Skelhorne, 
ford,  14th  Feb.  1800;  Sheriff    of  Liverpool, 
of  Shropshire  in   1818;    died     born  17th 
s.p.  17th  Jan.  1843.  June,  1774. 


William  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Decker — Lucy,  dau.  of  John 
Hill,  co.  Salop,  born  7th  May,  Bishton,  of  Kilsall, 
1766;  married  at  Donnington,  co.  co.  Salop,  born  8th 
Salop,  14th  Jan.  1794;  Sheriff  of  Sept.  1770;  died 
Shropshire  in  1806;  died  s.p.  9th  Dec.  1851. 
26th  Dec.  1850. 


Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Nor-=pCharlotte,    dau.    of 


ton  Hall,  co.  Northampton, 
born  27th  July,  1768;  marr 
at  Aston,  co.  Warwick,  26th 
July,  1S06;  died  27th  April, 
1813. 


William  Witliering, 
M.D.  of  the  Larches, 
co.  Warwick,  bom 
21stFeb.  177ls;died 
26th  Oct.  1825. 


BERIAH  BOTFIELD,  Esq.  M.A.,  F.R.S.,  F.S.A.,  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton,  of  Hoptor.: 
Court,  and  of  Decker  Hill,  co.  Salop,  Chevalier  of  the  Order  of  Albert  the  Brave  of  Saxony, 
Knight  of  the  Order  of  Leopold  of  Belgium,  M.P.  for  Ludlow,  Sheriff  of  Northamptonshire 
in  1831,  born  5th  March,  1807  ;  married  at  Alberbury,  co.  Salop,  21st  Oct.  1858. 


-Isabella,  the  second  daughter  of  Sir 
Baldwin  Leighton,  Bart,  and  Damu 
Mary  his  wife,  born  at  Loton  Park, 
co.  Salop,  llth  March,  1834. 


CHAPTER  V. 

THE  HISTORY  OF  THE  LEIGHTON  FAMILY. 

THE  preceding  pages  had  passed  through  the  press,  when  it  pleased 
God  so  to  dispose  the  heart  of  Isabella  Leighton,  as  to  lead  her  to 
accept  the  hand,  and  with  it  the  heart,  already  hers,  of  Beriah 
Botfield.  This  union,  which  was  solemnized  in  the  Church  of  Alber- 
bury,  on  the  21st  of  October,  1858,*  renders  some  account  of  the 
Leighton  family  necessary  to  the  completion  of  this  history.  Few 
families  have  so  completely  identified  themselves  with  the  county 
from  which  they  originally  sprung,  or  have  borne  a  more  creditable 
part  in  the  history  of  Shropshire,  from  the  earliest  times  to  the  present. 
Such  examples  of  Nature's  true  nobility  are  happily  of  frequent  occur- 
rence in  the  classic  land  of  liberty,  which  has  always  found  its  best 
defenders  in  the  possessors  of  its  soil,  and  its  last  refuge  on  their  sacred 
hearth. 

"  In  England  the  Norman  and  the  Saxon,  sprung  from  a  common 
stock,  could  not  be  permanently  kept  asunder  by  the  barrier  which  at 
first  was  naturally  interposed  between  the  conqueror  and  the  con- 
quered ;  and  in  less,  probably,  than  three  centuries  after  the  invasion, 
the  two  nations  had  imperceptibly  melted  into  one,  so  that  the 
Englishman  of  that  day  might  thus  trace  the  current  that  flowed 
through  his  veins  to  both  a  Norman  and  a  Saxon  origin."  t 

Such  appears  to  have  been  the  case  with  this  family,  whose  early 
history  may  be  traced  to  the  reign  of  Edward  the  Confessor.  From 

*  For  an  account  of  the  proceedings  on  this  occasion,   see   the  Appendix,   No.   158, 
p.  cccclxxx. 

|  IVescott's  History  of  the  Reign  of  Philip  II.,  King  of  Spain,  vol.  iii.  p.  4. 

Y 


158  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

the  authentic  testimony  of  Domesday,  we  find  the  Manor  of  Leighton 
was  in  the  possession  of  Leuui  at  that  time,  and  probably  derived 
its  name,  Leuuiston,  or  Lestone,  as  it  was  then  written,  from  its 
Saxon  proprietor. 

At  the  Conquest  this  Manor  of  Leighton  was  held  in  demesne  by 
Rainald,  Vicecomes ;  and  the  first  feoffee  who  held  the  manor  was 
Tihel,  or  Tiel,  the  Saxon  progenitor  of  the  house  of  Leighton.  Tihel 
de  Lahtune,  thus  enfeoffeed,  survived  the  restoration  of  Henry  II. 
to  the  throne,  and  of  the  first  William  Fitz-Alan  to  his  Shropshire 
estates.  By  this  name  he  attested  two  charters,  between  1155  and 
1160  ;  one  in  which  Gilbert  Fitz-William  of  Hadnall  granted  Hardwick 
to  Haughmond  Abbey ;  the  other  a  confirmation  of  the  said  grant  by 
William  Fitz-Alan  himself.  Certain  it  is,  that  before  the  year  1165 
Tihel  or  Totilus  de  Leighton  had  been  succeeded  by  his  son,  Richard 
Fitz-Tiel,  who  appears  in  the  Liber  Niger,  as  holding  one  knight's  fee 
of  old  feoffment  in  the  barony  of  Fitz-Alan.  In  a  remarkable  docu- 
ment, still  happily  preserved,*  the  possession  of  the  Manor  of 
Leighton  is  confirmed  and  reconveyed  by  William,  the  son  of  William 
Fitz-Alan,  to  Richard  de  Lecton,  or  Leighton,  to  be  held  by  him  and 
his  heirs  upon  the  same  service  as  it  had  been  previously  held  by 
Richard  de  Leighton  and  his  ancestors,  from  the  said  William  Fitz- 
Alan  and  his  ancestors.! 

Richard  Eitz-Tiel  was  amerced  in  1177  in  the  sum  of  twenty 
shillings,  for  forest  trespass,  and  a  like  sum  for  another  offence ;  but 
in  the  following  year,  1178,  he  had  discharged  both  his  debts,  and  was 
quit.  In  the  Shropshire  Forest  Roll  of  1180,  Richard  de  Lekton  is 
assessed  seven  shillings,  for  an  imbladement  of  seven  acres  of  corn, 
and  amerced  two  shillings  for  waste.  The  Pipe  Roll  of  1188 
shows  Richard  de  Leocton  paying  a  fine  of  six  shillings  and  eight 

*  In  the  possession  of  Robert  Gardner,  Esq.,  of  Leighton,  given  by  Mr.  Ejton,  in  his 
Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  and  in  Appendix,  p.  ccccxcviii. 

f  The  engraving  of  the  seal  appended  to  this  deed  will  be  found  among  the  Illustrations 
of  Mr.  Eyton's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  vol.  vii.  p.  245. 


THE    LEIG1ITON    FAMILY.  159 

pence  for  disseisin.  On  the  5th  of  December,  1191,  In-  excused 
himself  from  attending  a  suit  pending  at  Westminster  against  William 
de  Hadley. 

Richard  Fitz-Tiel  was  succeeded  by  his  son,  Richard  dc  Leighton, 
who  paid  half  a  merk  in  1201,  as  a  fine  to  which  he  had  been  subjected 
by  Hugh  de  Neville,  the  Justice  of  the  Eorest,  in  the  preceding  year. 
At  the  Shropshire  Assize  of  October,  1203,  Richard  de  Lecton  appears 
as  a  Knight,  and  as  a  Juror,  in  several  causes  tried  by  the  process  of 
Grand  Assize.  In  the  Pipe  Roll  of  1207  Richard  de  Lehton  appears 
paying  half  a  merk  for  some  unspecified  offence.  It  was  about  this 
time  that  the  name  of  Leighton  became  associated  with  that  of  the 
first  William  Fitz-Alan,  in  the  endowment  of  one  of  those  noble 
foundations  which  still  remain  to  attest  the  piety  and  munificence  of 
earlier  times.  The  deed  of  endowment  of  Buildwas  Abbey,  by 
Richard,  the  son  of  Richard  de  Lehton,  appears  to  have  been  executed 
between  the  years  1210  and  1215.  Appendant  to  the  deed  is  the  seal,* 
bearing  the  impress  of  a  lion,  but  not  on  a  shield,  which  was  used  by 
Richard  de  Lehton. 

Sir  Richard  de  Leighton,  the  son  of  the  Benefactor  to  Buildwas, 
joined  Thomas  de  Constantine,  and  took  the  same  side  with  young  John 
Fitz-Alan,  their  suzerain,  in  arms  against  King  John,  who,  in  1216, 
retaliated  by  the  confiscation  of  their  lands;  but  in  November  of 
the  following  year  Richard  de  Letton  had  returned  to  his  allegiance, 
and  consequently  obtained  restoration  of  his  estates.  Accordingly, 
at  the  Assizes  of  November,  1221,  we  have  Sir  Richard  de  Lechton 
as  a  knight,  and  a  selector  of  other  knights,  who  tried  certain 
causes  of  Grand  Assize.  His  name  also  appears  on  a  jury  of  the 
chief  men  of  Shropshire,  to  try  certain  issues  connected  with  the 
Stiperstones  Eorest,  in  August,  1226.  Sir  Richard  de  Leighton 
is  stated  to  have  married  a  daughter  of  Philip  Le  Strange,  otherwise 
de  Burwardesley.  Hence  the  arms  borne  by  his  descendants  were 
derived,  and  were  used  also  by  the  families  of  Bromley  and  Beysin, 

»  This  seal  is  represented  in  the  Illustrations  of  Mr.  Eyton's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire. 

vol.  vii.  p.  245. 

Y  2 


160  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

as  being  descended  of  the  heirs  general  of  Burwardesley.  *  In 
the  6th  year  of  the  reign  of  King  Richard,  Adam  de  Beysin  married 
Mabel,  eldest  daughter,  and  afterwards  co-heir,  of  Warin  de  Bur- 
wardesley without  first  obtaining  the  King's  licence,  and  was  fined  for 
the  same  ;  on  his  paying  the  fine,  his  wife  is  called  in  the  Exchequer 
entry  Mabel  Le  Strange,  whence  Mr.  Eyton  correctly  infers  that 
Warin  de  Metz  and  his  family  were  not  only  akin  to  the  family  of 
Le  Strange,  but  might  himself  be  well  described  by  a  name  which  was 
originally  borne  by,  or  applied  to,  more  than  one  family.!  Sir  Richard 
de  Letton  is  duly  registered  in  the  Eeodary  of  1240,  as  holding  a 
knight's  fee  in  Letton,  in  the  Barony  of  John  Fitz-Alan  ;  and  in  and 
after  1242  he  continued  to  act  as  a  Verderer  of  the  Shropshire  forests ; 
and  his  activity  continued  up  to  1249,  but  within  three  years  from 
that  date  he  was  deceased.  He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son, 
William  de  Leighton,  who,  in  1256,  appears  in  the  important  post  of 
Constable  of  the  castle  of  Oswestry.  William  de  Leetone  appears  as 
a  witness  to  Robert  de  Acton's  deed,  granting  the  Manor  of  Hope  to 
Buildwas  Abbey,  before  the  year  1255  ;  and  he  appears  in  the  Hundred 
Roll  of  the  county  of  Salop  in  the  same  year. 

The  Bradford  Hundred  Roll  of  1255  gives  the  important  evidence 
that  Richard,  son  of  another  Richard  de  Leighton,  and  grantor  of  a 
meadow  in  Leheton  to  the  Abbey  of  Buildwas,  was  the  grandfather 
of  William  de  Leighton,  thus  proving  four  generations  in  the  Leighton 
pedigree.  J 

In  a  Charter  of  1252,  William,  son  of  Richard,  Lord  of  Leithone, 
grants  his  mill  of  Leithone  to  God  and  St.  Milburg,  and  the  monks  of 
Wenlock.  Appended  to  this  deed  is  the  seal  of  the  grantor,  bearing 
his  arms,  Quarterly,  per  fess  indented,  or  and  gules,  with  this  legend, 
"  SIGI.LL'  WILLI  DE  LEITHON." 

On  the  second  of  April  1258,  we  have  Sir  William  de  Leghton, 
Knight,  Constable  of  Oswestry,  testifying  in  full  court  of  the  Hun- 

*  Dodsworth's  MSS.  Bibl.  Bodl.  v.  96. 

f  Antiq.  of  Shropshire,  vol.  ii.  p.  7,  and  the  Appendix,  p.  d. 

|  Eyton's  Antiq.  of  Shropshire,  vol.  vii.  p.  330-1,  and  Appendix,  p    <li. 


THE    LEIGHTON     I  AMH.Y.  Kil 

dred  of  Oswestry  to  a  grant  then  made  to  Haughmond  A  1>1  icy.  In 
Easter  term,  1260,  William  de  Lecton  was  one  of  the  only  two  persons 
who  appeared  at  Westminster  to  certify  as  to  their  previous  verdict 
in  the  famous  trial  between  Thomas  Corbet,  of  Caus,  and  Fulk  Fitz- 
Warin.*  Sir  William  de  Leighton  died  early  in  the  year  1263, 
probably  in  March,  and  was  succeeded  by  his  son. 

Richard  de  Leighton,  who,  like  his  father,  was  a  coparcener  in  the 
Manor  of  Stanwardine-in-the-Fields.  Richard  de  Lecton,  by  a  patent 
of  Feb.  18,  1263,  was  included  among  those  who  were  to  be  protected 
from  all  lawsuits  till  June  24th  following,  and  as  long  as  there  should 
be  war  with  Wales.  Richard  de  Leighton  then  undoubtedly  shared 
in  the  toils  of  that  period,  so  memorable  on  the  Shropshire  borders, 
when  the  princes  of  North  Wales  and  of  Powys  stood  leagued  with 
De  Montfort  against  the  English  crown.  The  Feodary  of  1284  says 
that  "  Richard  de  Lechton  holds  the  vills  of  Lechton  and  Gannonston 
under  Richard  Fitz-Alan,  who  holds  of  the  King  in  capite;"t  his 
service  being  that  of  a  knight's  fee.  In  1282  Sir  Richard  de  Leighton 
conveyed  the  advowson  of  Leighton  to  Robert  Burnoll,  Bishop  of 
Bath  and  Wells,  who,  in  less  than  two  years,  conferred  it  on  the 
Monastery  of  Buildwas:  About  the  same  time,  Sir  Richard  de 
Leighton  appears  to  have  granted  the  lands  of  Moseruding  to  the 
Abbot  and  Convent  of  Buildwas,  and,  in  lieu  of  housebote  and  hay- 
bote,  to  have  given  the  monks  a  small  meadow  of  the  annual  value  of 
two  shillings,  besides  a  certain  quantity  of  fuel  under  view  of  his 
forester.  Sir  Richard  de  Leighton  married  Joan,  daughter  of  Hugh 
Pigot,  and  appears  to  have  been  living  in  the  24th  of  Edward  I., 
1296,  though  it  is  uncertain  at  what  time  he  was  succeeded  by  his 
son,  Richard  de  Leighton. 

This  Sir  Richard,  the  fifth  of  his  name,  came  into  collision  with  the 
ecclesiastical  authorities  and  was  absolved  from  excommunication 
on  Jan.  12th,  1310,  on  condition  of  a  pilgrimage  to  Rome,  under 
a  penalty  of  forty  marks.  During  the  reign  of  Edward  II.  he  was 
returned  a  Knight  of  the  Shire  for  Salop  to  five  Parliaments :  namely, 

*  Ey  ton's  Antiq.  vol.  vii.  p  82. 

f  Eyton's  Antiq.  vol.  vii.  p.  333,  and  Appendix,  p.  dii. 


162  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

three  in  1313,  one  in  1314,  and  one  in  1318  ;  and  in  four  instances 
we  have  evidence  of  his  attendance.  In  1308  and  1316,  Sir  Richard 
de  Leighton  acted  as  a  Commissioner  of  Array,  and  for  raising  levies 
in  Shropshire.  In  the  Feodary  of  March,  1316,  he  is  returned  as 
lord  of  the  Vill  of  Leighton  ;  and  in  May,  1324,  he  was  summoned 
from  the  county  of  Salop  to  attend  a  Great  Council  at  Westminster. 

The  first  wife  of  Sir  Richard  de  Leigliton  was  Matilda  le  Strange, 
probably  of  the  house  of  Knokyn.  He  settled  a  small  property  in 
Leigliton  on  Richard,  his  younger  son  by  the  said  Matilda,  with 
remainders  to  John  and  Walter,  probably  elder  brothers.* 

The  fine  by  which  Richard  de  Leighton  settled  his  estate  on  marriage 
with  his  second  wife,  Agnes,  would  have  entailed  Leighton  on  any  issue 
he  might  eventually  leave  by  her,  making  Walter  and  John,  his  eldest 
sons,  only  remainder-men,  f  It  is  actually  probable  that  this  entail 
took  effect  in  favour  of  John,  a  son  of  Agnes. 

Appended  to  a  deed,  preliminary  to  the  above  fine,  is  a  seal  of  white 
wax,  giving  the  grantor's  arms  as,  Quarterly  per  fesse  indented,  over 
all  a  bendlet.  The  monumental  effigy  of  a  mailed  knight,  which  was 
removed,  at  the  Dissolution,  from  Buildwas  Abbey,  the  ordinary  burial- 
place  of  the  family,  to  the  church  at  Leighton,  which  was  then  their 
residence,  may  be  reasonably  supposed  to  represent  Sir  Richard  de 
Leighton,  inasmuch  as  it  is  in  the  costume  of  the  period,  and  bears  a 
shield  with  the  above-named  arms. 

John  de  Leighton,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  Richard  and  Agnes  is  so 
described  in  the  Haughmond  Chartulary,  17  Edw.  III..  1343.  From 
an  agreement  made  on  a  deed  dated  the  10th  of  April,  21st 
Edward  III.  1348,  between  John,  Lord  of  Leighton,  and  Nicholas 
Abbot  of  Buildwas,  it  appears  that  his  brother  John  and  his  sister 
Agnes  were  tenants  in  his  Manor  of  Leighton.  $  Sir  John  de 
Leighton  married  Margaret,  daughter  and  heir  of  Sir  John  Drake, 
Wiltshire.  He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son,  Jhon  Leighton. 


* 


Appendix. 

Given  in  Mr.  Eyton's  Antiq.  vol.  vii.  334,  and  Appendix,  p.  ccccxcix. 

See  the  Deed  in  Dukes's  Antiq.  of  Shropshire,  p.  Ixvii-viii. 


THE   LEIGUTON    FAMILY. 

John  Leighton,  Esquire,  of  Leighton,  was  party  with  his 
hrother  Richard  to  a  recognizance  under  Statute  Merchant  in  the  I 
chequer  of  Shrewsbury  in  the  8th  of  Richard  II.  1385.  This  gentle- 
man was  the  first  to  leave  his  ancestral  abode  of  Leighton,  so  pleasant  ly 
situated  by  "  fair  Sabrina's  silver  flood,"  for  the  picturesque  valley  of 
Stretton  in  the  Dale ;  this  removal  being  apparently  the  consequence 
of  his  marriage  with  Matilda,  only  daughter  and  heir  of  Walter 
Cainbray,  Esquire,  of  Church  Stretton.  By  this  lady,  John  Leighton 
had  issue  two  sons,  Edward  and  Robert,  and  a  daughter  Mary,  who 
married  John  Bawdewin,  of  Diddlebury,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 

Edward  Leighton,  Esquire,  succeeded  his  father  at  Leighton,  and 
also  at  Church  Stretton,  but  appears  to  have  resided  at  the  latter 
place.  He  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  Sir  John 
Stapleton,  of  Stapleton,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Knight.  Edward 
Leighton  died  in  1455,  leaving  three  daughters, — Elizabeth  married  to 
William  Lyster,  Esquire,  of  Rowton,  and  Alice  and  Joyce,  who  appear 
to  have  died  unmarried  ;  also  four  sons, — John  Leighton,  Esquire,  of 
Leighton  and  Church  Stretton,  where  he  continued  to  reside; 
Edward  Leighton,  of  Stretton,  who  married  Agnes,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Hopton,  leaving  issue  which  became  extinct  early  in  the 
seventeenth  century ;  Sir  Cuthbert  Leighton,  Knight  of  Rhodes,  of  the 
Order  of  St.  John  of  Jerusalem,  who  was  living  at  the  time  of  the 
dissolution  of  the  monasteries,  and  had  a  pension  assigned  to  him  by 
the  Government  of  Henry  VIII.,  which  was  secured  to  him  by  Act 
of  Parliament ;  and  Richard  Leighton,  who  died  without  issue. 

John  Leighton,  the  eldest  son  and  successor  of  Edward  Leighton, 
was  appointed  Sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1468;  and  filled  the  same 
office  in  1474,  and  again  in  1482. 

The  Bishop  of  Hereford,  on  the  4th  of  January,  in  the  third  year  of 
Edward  IV.  1464,  constituted  him,  by  the  name  of  his  beloved  in  Christ 
John  Leighton,  Esquire,  Steward  of  Bishop's  Castle.  On  the  4th  of 
October,  in  the  14th  of  the  same  reign,  1474,  the  Countess  of  Pem- 
broke, Guardian  of  the  Castle  and  Lordship  of  Richard  Grey,  Knight, 
late  Lord  of  Powys,  during  his  son's  minority,  appointed  him  Steward 


STEMMATA   BOTEVLLLIANA. 

of  her  Lordship  of  Pontesbury ;  and  two  years  later,  on  the  first  of 
July,  1478,  William,  Earl  of  Arundel,  made  him  Constable  of  the 
Castle  of  Oswestry.  Mr.  Blake  way  observes,  that  "  Peers  and  great 
commoners  obtained  these  offices,  which  seem  so  much  beneath  their 
rank,  to  bring  them  more  acquainted  with  the  middle  and  lower 
orders  of  society,  and  thereby  to  increase  their  interest."  Thus  Lord 
Sudeley,  in  the  reign  of  Edward  VI.  intended  by  this,  among  other 
means,  to  subvert  the  government  of  his  brother,  the  Protector.  "  I 
have  known  him,"  says  Sir  William  Sherington,  in  his  confession, 
"moche  desirous  of  stywardshipps  and  to  entertayne  gentylmen."* 

John  Leighton  married  Anchoret,  daughter  and  one  of  the  co- 
heiresses of  Sir  John  Burgh,  of  Wattlesborough,  Knight,  by  Jane, 
daughter  and  heir  of  Sir  William  Clopton,  Knight.  John  Burgh  was 
descended  from  Sir  Hubert  de  Burgh,  who  in  the  reign  of  Henry  III. 
married  a  daughter  of  William,  King  of  Scotland ;  Sir  Hugh  Burgh 
married  the  sole  heiress  of  John  Lord  Mouthwy,  who  married  the 
daughter  of  Sir  Fulke  Corbet,  and  was  son  and  heir  of  William  Lord 
Mouthwy,  lineally  descended  from  Blethyn  ap  Convyn,  Prince  of 
Powis.  In  the  female  line  he  was  descended  from  Conan,  King  of 
North  Wales,  the  Princes  of  South  Wales,  Llewellin,  last  Prince  of 
Wales,  including  a  descent  from  Reginald,  King  of  Man,  and  Edward 
I.  of  England.  Thomas  de  Leighton,  presently  to  be  mentioned,  was 
consequently  allied  in  a  distant  degree  to  Henry,  Earl  of  Richmond, 
and  for  espousing  his  cause  was  attainted  by  Richard  III. 

By  this  marriage,  John  Leighton  obtained  the  ancient  Corbet 
estates  of  Wattlesborough,  Loton,  and  Cardiston,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  and  of  Bauseley,  in  the  county  of  Montgomery. 

We  find  John  Leighton  and  Anchoret  his  wife  granting  lands  in 
Cheldemwyke,  and  Hatton,  co.  Salop,  for  60  years.  John  Leighton 
received  permission  from  Thomas,  Bishop  of  Hereford,  to  have  a 
chapel  in  his  own  house  at  Stretton  in  the  Dale,  by  a  licence  dated 
Whitbury,  15th  of  November,  1481.  He  also  received  thanks  from 

*  Blakeway's  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire,  p.  75. 


THE   LEIGHTON   FAMILY.  1(J5 

11  »>  Abbot  of  the  monastery  of  Holy  Cross  for  giving  free-stones  for 
1h<>  building  and  reparation  of  the  said  monastery;  and  complains 
that  a  servant  of  his  had  "  taken  away  a  systre  of  myn  without  my 
consent  or  any  of  her  kynne."  This  gentleman  was  appointed  Steward 
of  Bishop's  Castle,  4th  January,  3rd  Edward  IV.  1464 ;  Steward  of 
Pontesbury,  4th  October,  14th 'Edward  IV.  1474 ;  Steward  of  Oswestry 
Castle,  1st  July,  16th  Edward  IV.  He  obtained  a  grant  of  land  in 
Cardington  from  Agnes  Smythe,  22nd  February,  22nd  Edward  IV.  and 
he  received  a  grant  of  the  fourth  part  of  Grove,  co.  Somerset,  from 
John  Ferrers,  8th  Henry  VII. 

By  Anchoret  his  wife,  John  Leighton  had  issue  three  sons,  of 
whom  Thomas  was  the  eldest.  Sir  "William  Leighton,  Knight,  his 
second  son,  acquired  the  estate  of  Plash  by  his  marriage  with  Margery, 
daughter  and  co-heir  of  Sir  Foulk  Sprencheaux,  Knight,  Lord  of  Plash  ; 
who  dying  without  issue,  Sir  William  married  secondly,  Dorothy, 
daughter  of  Sir  Thomas  Lacon,  of  Willey,  Knight ;  by  whom  he  had, 
besides  other  issue,  William  Leighton,  Chief  Justice  of  North  Wales, 
and  one  of  the  Council  of  the  Marches,  who  died  in  December,  1607, 
and  was  buried  at  Cardington.  This  line  became  extinct  about  1668. 
The  old  mansion  which  still  remains  at  Plash  is  now  the  property 
of  Eowland  Hunt,  of  Boreatton,  Esquire.  The  third  son  of  John 
Leighton  was  Foulk  Leighton,  who  was  of  Hereford,  and  left  a  son, 
John,  who  was  admitted  a  Burgess  of  Shrewsbury  in  1566.  John 
Leighton  and  Anchoret  his  wife  left  also  four  daughters :  namely, 
Jane,  married  to  John  Bruyn  of  Bridgnorth ;  Margaret,  who  died 
unmarried ;  Alice,  married  to  Reginald  Ridley  of  Alkington,  in  the 
county  of  Salop  ;  Elizabeth,  who  became  the  wife  of  Fulk  Lee,  Esquire ; 
and  Rose,  who  wedded  William  Beist  of  Atcham,  in  Shropshire.  His 
eldest  son,  Thomas,  born  in  1443,  by  whom  he  was  succeeded  in  his 
estates  of  Leighton,  Church  Stretton,  and  Wattlesborough,  continued 
to  reside  at  Stretton  in  the  Dale. 

Sir  Thomas  Leighton,  of  Leighton  and  Wattlesborough,  Knight 
Banneret,  was  a  Knight  of  the  Body  to  King  Henry  VII.  In  the 

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166  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

third  year  of  that  King's  reign,  he  received  the  following  warrant 
from  his  Majesty  : — 

"  Henry,  by  the  Grace  of  God,  King  of  England  and  of  Fraunce,  and  Lord  of  Ireland, 
To  all  manner  our  Officers,  Ministers,  and  Subjects,  these  our  Letters  hearing  or  seeing, 
Greeting.  Whereas  We  have  appointed  our  trusty  and  well-beloved  Knight  for  our  body, 
Sir  Thomas  Leighton,  to  prepare  and  sufficiently  furnyshe  a  certain  nombre  of  hable 
Personnes  to  do  unto  us  service  of  warre,  We  late  you  wete  that  we  by  these  presents  licence 
hym  to  reteigne  such  and  as  many  our  subjects  hable  for  the  warre  as  of  thare  owne 
free  wille  welbe  content  to  do  unto  us  service  of  warre  at  our  wages,  by  his  setting  forward, 
without  any  manner  damage  or  other  daunger  to  ensue  unto  him  or  to  any  of  the  said 
Personnes  by  him  to  be  reteigned  in  their  behalf,  any  Act,  Statute,  or  Ordennance  rule 
to  the  contrary  notwithstanding  ;  Given  under  our  signet  at  our  Paleys  of  Westmestre,  the 
xiith  day  of  February,  the  thyrd  yere  of  our  reign  (1488)." 

The  following  letter  from  the  Earl  of  Shrewsbury  has  reference  to 
Sir  Thomas's  military  services  : — 

"  To  my  Right  Welbeloved  Frende 

"  Sr  THOMAS  LEIGHTON,  Knyght. 

"  Right  Welbeloved  Frende,  as  hartely  as  I  can  I  recommend  me  unto  you,  and  in  likewise 
thank  you  for  the  great  payn  that  it  pleased  you  to  take  in  the  King's  Service  in  his  last 
voyage  beyond  the  See  in  my  company,  whiche  I  pray  God  I  may  observe,  ascertayning  you 
that  his  Grace  hathe  of  late  comanded  me  by  his  moost  honourable  Letters,  inasmoche  as  his 
Highnesse  is  determined  to  go  in  his  own  Person  beyond  the  See  in  the  begynning  of  May 
next  comyng  to  prepare  and  put  in  arredynes  my  Self  with  a  great  number  of  hable  Men 
harnessed  to  doo  his  saide  Grace  Service  of  Warr  at  this  time  wherof  a  good  nomber  to  be 
Demye  Lances,  and  some  Archers  on  horsbak.  I  therefore  desire  and  hartely  pray  you  to 
dispose  your  Selif  with  such  nomber  of  hable  Men  as  ye  can  make  sufficiently  harnessed  to 
serve  his  Grace  at  this  time  in  my  company,  and  that  ye  wol  certifie  me  in  Writing  what 
nomber  ye  wol  make  as  well  of  Demye  Lances  and  Archers  on  horsebak,  as  also  of  others 
on  fote,  so  as  the  same  Certificate  faile  not  to  be  either  with  me  at  London  or  ellswhere  with 
my  Wiff  by  the  last  day  of  May  next  coming,  withoute  failing,  as  I  specially  trust  you. 
Written  at  Wynfelde  the  16th  Day  of  January. 

"  Yor  lovyng  Friend 

"  SHREWSBURY." 

In  the  14th  of  Henry  VIII.  Sir  Thomas  Leighton  was  constituted 


THE    LEIGHTOX    FAMILY.  107 

Steward  of  the  Manor  of  Condover  for  life,  with  a  fee  of  forty  shillings 
a  year,  payable  by  the  bailiff  of  the  manor.* 

Sir  Thomas  Leighton  was  appointed  Sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1495, 
and  represented  the  county  in  Parliament  during  the  reigns  of  King 
Henry  VII.  and  King  Henry  VIII.  Henry  the  Seventh  granted  Sir 
Thomas  Leighton  an  annuity  of  forty  marks  to  be  received  of  the 
Manors  of  Framlyngham,  Little  Hanworth,  Southfelde,  Farnsetlr. 
Lodon,  and  Lapham,  in  the  county  of  Norfolk ;  upon  security  of  wliich 
rent,  Sir  Thomas  borrowed  £160  from  Richard  Laken,  citizen  and 
mercer  of  London,  "  towards  his  charges  to  be  borne  in  the  King's 
viage  royall,"  on  the  llth  of  April,  in  the  seventh  year  of  the  King's 
reign.  He  had  the  honour  of  receiving  the  summons  to  be  present 
at  his  nuptials,  contained  in  the  following  letter  addressed  to  him 
personally  by  Prince  Arthur,  which  belongs  to  the  year  1501,  and 
runs  thus : — 

"  By  the  Prince. 

"  To  our  Trusty  and  Right  Wellbcloved 
"  Sir  THOMAS  LEIGHTON,  Knight. 

"  Trusty  and  Right  Wellbeloved,  We  grete  you  well.  And,  forasmoche  as  We  perfitely 
undrestond  that  our  most  dere  and  most  entierly  welbeloved  the  Lady  Katherine  of  Spain 
is  now  landed  at  Plymouth,  to  whom  by  Godd's  sufferance  we  shall  be  solemnly  married 
in  as  goodely  hast  as  is  possible  at  the  city  of  London,  where  for  the  same  entent  my  most 
drad  Lord  and  Fadere  the  King  hathe  comanded  Us  to  be  with  his  Highness  incontinently, 
We  therefore  hereby  pray  you  that  ye,  prepared  according  to  the  effect  of  our  Lettres  to 
you  addressed  in  that  behalf,  be  attending  us  at  the  Monastery  of  Reding  the  Friday  next 
affore  the  Fast  of  All  Saints  now  ensuying,  to  accompany  us  thedrewards  as  in  such  case 
belongeth  for  our  honour,  not  failying  in  any  wise  as  We  specially  trust  you.  Geven  undre 
our  Signet  at  the  said  Monastery  the  14th  Day  of  Octobre." 

I  find  a  pardon  granted  by  King  Henry  VIII.  in  the  first  year  of 
his  reign,  to  Thomas  Leighton,  of  Stretton,  which  is  dated  from  the 
Palace  of  Westminster,  and  signed  "  Caseley." 

In  1510,  Lady  Johanna  Audley,  widow  of  James  Towchett,  Lord 
Audley,  appointed  Sir  Thomas  Leighton  Chief  Steward  of  the  Manor 

»  Dukes's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  1844,  quarto,  p.  280. 

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168  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

of  Fordeshome  for  her  life,  with  a  fee  of  thirteen  shillings  and  four 
pence.  The  following  letter  from  that  lady's  mother  has  reference  to 
the  duties  of  that  office  : 

"  To  my  trusty  beloved  Cosyn,  Sir  THOMAS  LEIGHTON, 
"  Thys  be  delyveryd. 

"  Bight  trusty  and  welbelovyd  Cosyn,  I  recommende  me  to  you  in  my  herty  manner. 
Cosyn,  I  have  sende  unto  you  my  trusty  servant  John  Hills  thys  Berer  for  such  dutyes  as 
be  dewe  to  my  Doughter  the  Lady  Audeley,  to  whom  I  pray  you  to  geve  credans,  for  my 
sayd  Doughter  hadde  nothyng  of  the  Mannor  of  Mangna  Dyston  nether  of  Fordesham,  that 
ye  had  the  rule  of  and  as  yette  ye  schall  have,  but  how  ye  have  be  delyd  whyt  syn  tyme 
that  I  was  rnaryed  I  can  notte  tell ;  butte,  godde  Cosyn,  as  I  was  so  I  am  now,  now  I  am  in  my 
old  estate,  and  so  shall  ye  fynde  me ;  wherefore  now  I  will  pray  you  to  se  my  sayd  Servant  to 
be  schorthly  dischargyd  of  hys  besynes  and  to  ayde  hym  in  all  suche  causes  as  by  him 
can  be  thought  most  for  my  sayd  Doughter  ys  profiette,  and  in  youre  so  doyng  ye  bynde  me 
to  do  you  plesur  in  youre  reasonabill  desyrys,  as  knowyth  Ihu,  who  ever  preserve  you. 
Amen.  Fro  Bekyngham  the  ijth  of  June. 

"  ELYZABETH  FITZ  WARYN." 

With  reference  to  the  recompence  which  knights  of  the  shire  were 
then  entitled  to  receive  for  parliamentary  service,  the  following  letter 
addressed  to  Sir  Thomas  Leighton  hy  the  Earl  of  Arundel,  affords  a 
curious  record  of  a  custom  now  obselete  : — 

"  To  my  Eight  Trusty  and  intierly  welbeloved 

"  Sr  THOMAS  LEIGHTON,  Knyght. 

"  Eight  trusty  and  intierly  Welbeloved,  I  comaund  me  unto  you.  And  so  it  is,  as  I  under- 
stand by  my  Tennants  of  Clonsland,  the  whiche  duelle  uppon  my  Bond  Ground  there,  that 
you  demaund  of  them  Knyght's  pence,  the  whiche  was  never  axid  of  them  by  no  Knight  of 
the  Shire  before  yor  time,  dissiring  you  to  be  good  and  frend  unto  my  said  Tennants,  and  to 
compell  them  no  ferder  than  they  have  been  in  tymes  past.  And  in  so  doing  ye  shall  geffe 
me  cause  to  be  the  more  gladder  to  doo  you  good  or  pleasure.  At  Downley  the  9th  day  of 
June. 

"  AEUNDELL." 

A  fine  was  levied  17th  Henry  VII.  n.  27,  between  Sir  Thomas 
Leighton,  Knight,  and  others,  complainants,  and  William  Leighton, 
and  Margaret  his  wife,  defendants,  of  the  Manor  and  Advowson  of  the 
Priory  of  Brewode,  and  of  the  Church  of  Dunnington,  and  of  the 


THE    LEIGHTON    FAMILY.  1C,;) 

fourth   part   of   the    Manors    of  Pleshe,   Glazely,   Wenysbury,   and 
Eggedon,  and  of  the  lands  in  Deuxhill.* 

Not  only  in  his  civil  employment,  but  in  military  service,  was  Sir 
Thomas  Leighton  honourably  distinguished  :  indeed,  around  his  brows 
the  laurel  was  wreathed  with  the  oak.  In  1513,  on  the  field  of 
Guinegate,  known  as  the  Battle  of  the  Spurs,  he  was  remarked  for  his 
conspicuous  gallantry ;  and  in  the  same  year  he  attended  Henry  VIII. 
at  the  Siege  of  Tournay,  and  upon  the  surrender  of  that  place,  he  was 
created  a  Knight  Banneret  by  the  Monarch.  Two  other  knights  of 
Shropshire,  Sir  Thomas  Cornwall,  "Baron  of  Burford,"  and  Sir  Thomas 
Blount,  of  Kinlet,  received  the  same  mark  of  distinction.  John  Mayn- 
waring,  Esquire,  of  Ightfield,  was  made  a  Knight  Bachelor  upon  the 
same  occasion.  Sir  Thomas  Leighton  was  twice  married.  His  first 
wife  was  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Walter  Devereux,  Lord  Ferrers  of 
Chartley,  and  relict  of  Sir  Richard  Corbet,  of  Moreton  Corbet,  Knight, 
who  died  in  1516,  and  was  interred  in  Burford  Church,  in  the  county 
of  Salop,  where  a  monument  in  latten  was  erected  to  her  memory  with 
this  inscription : — 

Here  lythe  Elyzabethe  Devroke,  dowg'tur  unto  S*  Wa'ter 

Devroke  off  Webbeley  Knygth  off  y°  most  noble  order  off  y*  Garter 

&  Lorde  Ferre's  off  Charteley,  wejh  Elyzabethe  was  wyff  unto  Sr  Rychard 

Corbet  off  Morton  Tyrytte  Knygth,  &  affter  maryed  unto  S*  Thomas 

Lyghton  Knygth  off  Stretton  in  le  Dale,  we3h  Elyzabethe  dep'ted  owte 

off  thys  transitorie  worlde  ye  yere  off  owre  Lorde  God  m°ccccce  &  rvj* 

whose  sowle  Ihu  have. 

By  the  Lady  Elizabeth,  Sir  Thomas  had  issue  three  sons :  John 
the  eldest ;  Richard,  who  married  Katherine  Parry,  and  died  without 
issue ;  and  Thomas,  who  died  in  infancy.  Sir  Thomas  took  for  his 
second  wife  Anne,  daughter  of  Roger  Baker,  of  Shrewsbury,  by  whom 
he  had  two  sons,  Edward  and  William,  who  died  without  issue ;  and 
six  daughters :  Anchoret,  and  Matilda,  who  died  unmarried ;  Joyce, 
who  married  William  Spencer,  of  Whitton,  in  Shropshire ;  Elizabeth, 
wedded  to  James  Leche,  of  Newtown,  in  Montgomeryshire ;  Margaret, 

*  Dukes's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  pp.  201  and  256. 


170  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

the  wife  of  John  Parry  ;  and  Alice,  who  married  John  Hawkes ;  and 
another  son,  Thomas  Leighton,  of  Rodenhurst,  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
to  whom  Sir  Thomas  bequeathed  the  most  ancient  inheritance  of  his 
ancestors,  and  from  which  their  name  was  derived.  Leighton  is  now 
possessed  by  the  family  of  Gardner,  by  marriage  with  the  heiress  of 
Thomas  Kinnersley,  Esquire,  the  grandson  of  Sarah,  sister  and  co-heiress 
of  Richard  Leighton,  eighth  in  descent  from  Thomas  Leighton,  of 
Rodenhurst.  Sir  Thomas  closed  his  long  and  useful  life  in  1519. 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  eldest  son,  Sir  John  Leighton,  of  Wattles- 
borough,  Knight,  who  was  Esquire  of  the  Body  to  King  Henry 
the  Eighth  and  represented  the  county  of  Salop  in  Parliament. 
Sir  John  Leighton  resided  at  Stretton  in  the  Dale,  and  took  for 
his  first  wife  Matilda,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  John  Harewell, 
Esquire,  who  died  without  issue.  In  the  13th  Henr.  VIII.  Sir 
John  formed  a  second  alliance  with  Joyce,  daughter  of  Edward  Sutton, 
Lord  Dudley,  and  by  this  lady  he  had  issue  four  sons  and  six  daughters. 
The  eldest  son,  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  his  successor ;  his  second  son, 
Sir  Thomas  Leighton,  Knight,  of  Feckenham,  in  the  county  of 
Worcester,  one  of  the  Council  to  Queen  Elizabeth,  by  whom  he 
was  appointed  Constable  of  the  Tower  of  London,  and  Governor  of 
Guernsey,  having  married  one  of  her  maids  of  honour,  Anne,  daughter 
of  Sir  Francis  Knollys,  K.B.,  and  niece  to  Anne  Boleyne,  by  whom  he 
had  a  son,  Thomas,  and  two  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Anne.  Devereux 
Leighton,  the  third  son,  resided  in  the  great  house  at  Church  Stretton, 
under  a  lease  from  his  brother,  Sir  Edward.  Captain  Charles  Leighton, 
the  fourth  son,  died  without  issue.  Of  the  daughters  of  Sir  John 
Leighton,  Elizabeth,  the  eldest,  married  Thomas  Scriven,  of  Frodesley, 
and  was  buried  at  Condover,  on  the  17th  of  May,  1606.  Katharine 
married,  firstly,  Richard  Wigmore,  and  secondly,  John  Dodge,  of 
Hampshire.  Jane  was  the  wife  of  Stephen  Sankey  ;  Eleanor  wedded 
Thomas  Heneage,  Esquire,  of  Lincolnshire ;  Cecilia  took  for  her  first 
husband,  William  Jenyns,  of  Wallibourne,  in  Shropshire,  and  for  her 
second,  Mr.  Barker ;  and  Dorothy,  the  youngest,  married  Thomas 
Onslow,  of  Boreatton,  Esquire.  Sir  John  Leighton  died  in  1532,  and  was 


THE    LEIGHTON    FA M  1 1.\  .  171 

succeeded  by  his  eldest  son,  Edward  Leighton,  of  Wattlesborough, 
afterwards  a  Knight,  who  removed  his  residence  to  that  place,  and 
leased  the  "  great  house"  at  Stretton  to  his  brother,  Devereux. 

Sir  Edward  Leighton  was  of  the  Council  to  Queen  Eli/.alx-lh,  by 
whom,  he  was  appointed  Gustos  Rotulorum  of  the  county  of  Salop.  He 
served  the  office  of  Sheriff  for  Shropshire  in  1562  and  in  1588.  He 
represented  his  native  county  in  Parliament,  and  was  a  member  of  the 
Council  of  Wales.  Sir  Edward  was  related  to  the  famous  Earl  of 
Leicester ;  and  in  a  curious  paper  drawn  up  by  Cecill  in  1566,  con- 
taining reasons  why  the  Queen  should  not  marry  that  nobleman,  the 
third  argument  is,  "  He  shall  studye  nothing  but  to  enhance  his  own 
particular  friends."  In  the  list  of  them  subjoined,  the  name  of 
Layghton  appears  among  the  number.*  Sir  Edward  Leighton  was 
twice  married.  By  the  first  wife  Anne,  daughter  of  Paul  Dayrell,  of 
Lillingston  Dayrell,  in  Buckinghamshire,  he  had  four  sons  and  four 
daughters  ;  of  the  latter,  Elizabeth  married  Edward  Fox,  of  Greet,  in 
the  county  of  Salop,  Esquire ;  Katharine  became  the  wife  of  Charles 
Fox,  Esquire,  Secretary  to  the  Council  of  the  Marches  of  Wales  ;  Joyce 
took  for  her  first  husband,  Walter  Wrottesley,  and  for  her  second, 
Francis  Bromley,  son  of  Chief  Justice  Bromley ;  Mary,  the  youngest, 
died  unmarried.  Of  the  sons  of  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  Thomas,  the 
eldest,  succeeded  him.  Richard,  the  second  son,  married  Katharine, 
daughter  of  William  Mostyn,  of  Mostyn,  in  the  county  of  Flint, 
Esquire,  and  relict  firstly  of  Edward  Dymock,  of  Bronington,  in 
Flintshire,  and  secondly  of  Henry  Parry,  of  Marchwiel,  in  the  county 
of  Denbigh.  William,  the  third  son,  was  baptised  at  Alberbury,  on 
the  28th  of  March,  1565.  He  was  Steward  of  the  Manor  of  f-ydley 
and  Cardington,  when  Robert  Hayward  held  a  court  there  on  the 
13th  of  October,  in  the  31st  of  Elizabeth,  1589.  t  He  married  Jane, 
daughter  of  Edward  Grey,  of  Buildwas,  and  relict  of  William  Sheldon, 
by  whom  he  left  issue,  and  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  7th  of 
March,  1637-38.  John,  the  fourth  son,  died  a  bachelor.  Sir  Edward 

*  Ilaynos's  State  Papers,  p.  444.  t  Dukes's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  p.  227. 


172  STEMMATA   BOTBVILLIANA. 

Leigliton  died  on  the  10th  of  September,  1593,  an  event  which  is  thus 
recorded  in  the  Manuscript  Chronicle  :  "  This  yeare,  and  the  tenth 
of  September,  the  worthy  Knight  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  being  one 
of  the  Counsell  in  the  Marches  of  Wales,  departed  this  present  lyfe, 
bering  great  countenance  and  fame  all  Shropshire  over ;  whose  buriall 
was  not  solempnized  untill  a  monthe  after ;  whose  deathe  was  sore 
missed  and  lamented  of  many."* 

Thomas  Leighton,  Esquire,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  Edward  Leighton, 
succeeded  his  father  at  Wattlesborough,  and  married  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Sir  William  Gerard,  Knight,  Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland. 
By  this  lady  he  had  issue,  three  daughters :  namely,  Jane,  who  died 
unmarried ;  Anne,  the  wife  of  Sir  George  Greaves,  of  Moseley,  in  the 
county  of  Worcester,  Knight ;  and  Mary,  who  married  Robert  Owen, 
Esquire,  ofWoodhouse,  in  Shropshire;  and  four  sons:  Robert,  the  eldest; 
Edward,  the  second,  who  was  of  Melverley,  co.  Salop ;  Rowland,  the 
third,  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  21st  of  April,  1621 ;  and  Lionel, 
the  fourth  son,  who  resided  on  an  estate  which  belonged  to  his  eldest 
brother,  and  who  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  13th  of  January, 
1628,  having  married  Jane,  daughter  of  Thomas  Harper,  of  Greet, 
in  Shropshire,  by  whom  he  left  issue,  which  shortly  became  extinct. 
Thomas  Leighton  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  24th  of  June,  1600  ; 
his  widow  Elizabeth  was  interred  at  the  same  place,  on  the  5th  of 
June,  1626.  Their  eldest  son,  Robert  Leighton,  Esquire,  of  Wattles- 
borough,  married  Ann,  second  daughter  of  Sir  Edward  Devereux, 
Bart,  of  Castle  Bromwich.  By  this  lady,  who  was  buried  at  Alberbury, 
on  the  20th  of  January,  1620,  he  had  issue  two  sons,  the  youngest  of 
whom"  Thomas,  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  8th  of  January, 
1628-9.  Edward,  the  eldest,  succeeded  his  father  at  Wattlesborough, 
which  continued  to  be  the  principal  residence  of  the  family.  He  was 
twice  married,  firstly,  on  the  3rd  of  February,  1627,  at  St.  Chad's 
Church,  Shrewsbury,  to  Abigail,  daughter  and  heir  of  William 
Stephens,  of  Shrewsbury,  Esquire,  who  was  interred  at  Alberbury,  on  the 

*  Blakeway's  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire,  p.  91. 


TIIE   LEIGUTON    FAMILY.  173 


27th  of  December,  1630,  leaving  a  son,  Robert,  afterwards  of 
borough,  and  a  daughter,  Abigail,  who  was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the 
3rd  of  July,  1631  ;  secondly,  on  the  14th  of  February,  1631,  at  St. 
Alkmund's  Church,  Shrewsbury,  to  Martha,  daughter  of  Thomas  O\\rn. 
of  Shrewsbury,  Esquire,  who  herself  subsequently  married  Edward 
Owen,  Esquire.  The  issue  of  this  marriage  was  a  son,  Thomas  Leighton, 
who  was  baptized  at  Ford,  on  the  12th  of  January,  1633-4,  and  buried 
at  Alberbury,  on  the  6th  of  September,  1650  ;  and  two  daughters  : 
namely,  Priscilla,  baptized  at  Alberbury,  21st  of  July,  1632-3,  whose 
first  husband  was  Edward  Morgan,  of  Golden  Grove,  in  Flintshire, 
and  her  second  Mr.  Fielder  ;  and  Martha,  baptized  at  Alberbury,  5th 
February,  1634-5,  and  buried  at  St.  Chad's  Church,  Shrewsbury,  on 
the  10th  of  September,  1661. 

Robert  Leighton,  baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  30th  of  December, 
1628,  the  eldest  son  of  Edward  and  Abigail  Leighton,  was  elected 
Member  of  Parliament  for  Shrewsbury  in  1661,  and  served  the  office  of 
Sheriff  for  Shropshire  in  1688,  the  year  of  "  the  glorious  Revolution." 
He  resided  at  Wattlesborough,  and  married  Gertrude,  daughter  of 
Edward  Baldwin,  of  Diddlebury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Esquire,  who 
was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the  19th  of  May,  1683.  By  this  lady  Robert 
Leighton  had  a  numerous  family,  three  of  whom  —  Henry,  David, 
and  Titus  —  died  in  infancy.  Of  their  daughters,  Abigail  married 
Basil  Wood,  Esquire,  who  was  a  younger  son  of  Wood  of  Shireton,  in 
Shropshire,  and  she  was  buried  at  Alberbury;  and  Mary  married 
Captain  Richard  Wingfield.  Of  their  nine  sons,  Edward  became 
the  first  Baronet;  Baldwin  married  the  daughter  of  Sir  George 
Pudsey,  Knight  ;  John  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Sir  Richard  Scott, 
of  Eccleshill  Hall,  near  Hull,  who  became  the  wife  of  the  Rev.  John 
Hughes,  of  Berrington,  after  the  death  of  her  first  husband,  in  1632  ; 
Charles  was  buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  26th  of  May,  1632  ;  Richard 
on  the  26th  of  May,  1725  ;  William,  born  on  the  16th  of  October, 
1653,  was  twice  married,  first  to  Mary,  daughter  of  Daniel  Nichols, 
Esquire,  of  London,  who  died  in  1698  ;  secondly  to  Dorothy,  daughter  of 
Sir  Rowland  Berkeley,  of  Cotheridge,  Knight,  who  died  in  1719.  He 

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174  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

a 

was  Mayor  of  Shrewsbury  in  1704,  and  was  buried  at  St.  Chad's  in  that 
town  on  the  28th  of  January,  1727.  Robert  was  baptized  at  Alberbury 
on  the  12th  of  January,  1659,  and  buried  there  on  the  30th  of  May, 
1689.  Bould  was  baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  31st  of  July,  1661 ;  and 
Thomas,  the  last  of  the  sons  of  Robert  and  Gertrude  Leighton,  baptized 
at  Alberbury,  on  the  2nd  of  .February,  1662-3,  was  a  Captain  in  the 
Royal  Navy,  and  married  Jane,  daughter  of  Sir  Thomas  Nott,  Knight- 
Sir  Edward  Leighton,  of  Wattlesborough,  the  eldest  surviving  son 
of  Robert,  was  created  a  Baronet  in  the  fourth  year  of  William  and 
Mary,  on  the  2nd  of  March,  1692.  He  served  as  Sheriff  for  Shropshire 
in  1693,  and  as  member  for  that  county  in  1698.  He  represented 
Shrewsbury  in  the  Parliament  of  1709  ;  and  was  buried  at  Alberbury 
on  the  6th  of  April,  1711.  Sir  Edward  Leighton  married  his  first 
wife,  Dorothy,  daughter  of  Sir  Job  Charlton,  of  Ludford,  Baronet, 
at  Alberbury  church,  on  the  24th  of  May,  1677,  and  had  issue  by 
her  three  sons  and  four  daughters.  Of  the  sons,  Robert,  born  on 
the  8th,  baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  24th,  and  registered  at  Ludford 
on  the  25th  of  July,  1678,  was  buried  there  on  the  9th  of  October, 
1690 ;  Edward  became  the  second  Baronet ;  Job,  born  at  Criggion, 
and  baptized  at  Alberbury,  on  the  24th  of  August,  1682,  was  buried 
there  on  the  30th  of  September,  1704.  Of  the  daughters,  Letitia, 
baptized  at  Alberbury,  on  the  21st  of  October,  1679,  was  buried  there 
on  the  12th  of  September,  1758  ;  Dorothy,  baptized  at  Alberbury  on 
the  20th  of  January,  was  buried  there  on  the  20th  of  March,  1683-4 ; 
and  Jane,  baptized  there  on  the  17th  of  September,  1685,  was  there 
interred  on  the  21st  of  July,  1690 ;  and  another  Dorothy  was  baptized 
there  on  the  24th  of  February,  and  buried  there  on  the  5th  of  March, 
1687-8.  Sir  Edward  Leighton  married  his  second  wife,  Jane,  daughter 
of  Daniel  Mcholls,  merchant,  of  London,  at  St.  Chad's  Church, 
Shrewsbury,  on  the  29th  of  July,  1693.  Dame  Dorothy  Leighton  was 
buried  at  Alberbury,  on  the  13th  of  April,  1688.  The  children  of  the 
second  marriage  were  four  daughters,  three  of  whom — Prances,  Ann, 
and  Elizabeth — died  in  infancy;  and  the  eldest,  Jane,  baptized  at 
Alberbury  on  the  30th  of  November,  1695,  took  for  her  first  husband 


THE    LEIGIITON    FAMILY.  175 

Thomas  Jones,  Esquire,  of  Shrewsbury  ;  for  her  second  Sir  Charles 
Lloyd,  of  Garth,  Baronet.  Daniel  Leighton,  the  eldest  son  of  this  second 
alliance,  baptized  at  Alberbury,  21st  June,  1694,  and  buried  there  on 
the  1st  of  February,  1785,  was  sometime  Lieutenant-Colonel  in  General 
Evans's  Regiment  of  Horse,  and  afterwards  became  a  Lieutenant- 
General  in  the  Army.  By  his  wife  Jane,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Thorold,  Esquire,  of  Lincoln,  a  bedchamber  woman  to  the  Princess  of 
Wales,  he  had  issue  Herbert  Leighton,  from  whom  the  Rev.  Francis 
Knyvett  Leighton,  the  present  Warden  of  All  Souls'  College,  Oxford, 
is  descended.  Francis,  the  second  son,  baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the 
23rd  of  March,  1696,  Colonel  of  the  52nd  Regiment  of  Foot,  was  a 
Lieutenant-General  in  the  Army.  He  married  Renea,  sister  of  Colonel 
Penfold,  Governor  of  Barbadoes,  who  died  in  1797,  at  the  age  of  84. 
He  died  on  the  9th  of  June,  1773,  and  was  buried  at  Windsor.  Gerard, 
the  youngest  son,  born  on  27th  of  December,  1701,  and  baptized  at 
Cardiston,  on  the  21st  January,  1702,  was  a  Captain  in  the  Army. 

Sir  Edward  Leighton,  the  second  Baronet,  was  the  first  to  leave  the 
stronghold  of  his  family,  the  Norman  Castle  of  Wattlesborough,  for 
the  more  sheltered  residence  at  Loton.  He  was  baptized  at  Alberbury 
on  the  llth  of  August,  1681,  and  was  married  at  Norton-in-Hales,  in 
Shropshire,  on  the  llth  of  May,  1709,  to  his  first  wife,  Rachel, 
daughter  of  Sir  William  Forester,  of  Dothill  Park,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  Knight.  By  this  lady  he  had  issue  :  Forester  Leighton,  baptized 
at  Alberbury  on  the  2nd  of  February,  1713,  who  was  Captain  in  Lord 
Powis's  regiment  in  1745,  and  died  unmarried  ;  Charlton  Leighton, 
who  became  the  third  Baronet ;  Rachel,  who  became  the  wife  of 
Thomas  Jenkins,  of  Shrewsbury,  Esquire ;  Mary,  who  died  unmarried, 
and  was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the  17th  of  June,  1776 ;  Cambray, 
baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  13th  August,  and  buried  there  on  the 
9th  of  February,  1742  ;  Emma  and  Dorothy,  who  both  died  in  infancy  ; 
Baldwin  Leighton,  of  Shrewsbury,  the  ancestor  of  the  present  Baronet; 
also  Burgh  Leighton,  who  was  baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  16th 
of  July,  1719,  and  buried  there  on  the  24th  of  August,  1757.  Dame 
Rachel  Leighton  is  said  to  have  died  of  poison,  taken  accidentally  by 

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176  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

herself,  and  was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the  22nd  February,  1720-1. 
Sir  Edward  Leighton  married,  secondly,  Judith,  the  daughter  of  John 
Elliott,  of  Mile  End,  in  Middlesex,  Esquire,  and  relict  of  Captain 
Thwaites,  of  the  Hon.  East  India  Company's  service,  who  died,  in  1764, 
at  Bath,  leaving  no  issue.  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  having  enlarged 
the  house  at  Loton,  made  that  place  his  residence,  and  was  buried  in  the 
adjacent  church  of  Alberbury,  on  the  9th  of  May,  1756. 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  second  son  by  his  first  marriage,  who  was 
baptized  at  Alberbury  on  the  17th  of  May,  1715.  Sir  Charlton  Leigh- 
ton  served  as  Major  of  Marines,  and  as  Sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1749, 
having  been  nominated  to  the  latter  office  in  the  lifetime  of  his  father. 
Sir  Charlton  was  twice  married ;  his  first  marriage  took  place  in  the 
Fleet,  on  the  4th  of  December,  1744,  the  lady  being  Anna  Maria, 
daughter  of  Richard  Mytton,  of  Halston,  Esquire ;  she  died  at  the 
early  age  of  23,  and  was  buried  at  Condover  on  the  20th  of  August, 
1750.  She  was  the  mother  of  three  daughters,  of  whom  Anna  Maria 
married  Nicholas  Smythe,  Esquire,  of  Nibley,  in  the  county  of  Glouces- 
ter, and  became  possessed  of  the  Condover  estates  under  the  will  of 
her  grandmother,  Letitia,  relict  of  Richard  Mytton,  of  Halston, 
Esquire,  and  sister  and  heir  of  Thomas  Owen,  of  Condover,  Esquire ; 
Honor,  who  died  unmarried ;  and  Arabella,  who  married  William 
Childe,  of  Kinlet,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Esquire.  Anna  Maria 
Leighton  left  an  only  son,  Charlton,  who  became  the  fourth  Baronet. 
Sir  Charlton  Leighton  took  for  his  second  wife,  in  1756,  Emma, 
daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Maude,  Baronet,  of  Dundrum,  in  Ireland,  who 
was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the  28th  of  October,  1778.  By  this  lady 
he  had  issue  a  son,  Robert  Leighton,  who  became  the  fifth  Baronet, 
and  six  daughters,  namely  :  Emma,  born  in  1755,  who  married  in  1774, 
John  Corbet,  Esquire,  of  Sundorne,  and  died  in  1799;  Louisa,  born 
in  1757,  died  in  1846,  and  was  buried  at  Battlefield  ;  Charlotte,  born  in 
1759 ;  and  Harriet,  born  in  1760,  and  died  in  1826,  all  unmarried ; 
and  Rachel  and  Mary,  twins,  who  died  young.  Sir  Charlton  Leighton 
died  in  Shrewsbury  on  his  65th  birthday,  and  was  buried  at 
Alberbury  on  the  5th  of  May,  1780. 


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He  was  succeeded  by  his  only  son  by  his  first  marriage,  Sir  Charlton 
Leighton,  the  fourth  Baronet,  who  was  Mayor  of  Shrewsbury  in  1777, 
and  represented  that  town  in  the  Parliaments  of  1780  and  1784.  He 
died  unmarried,  and  was  buried  at  Alberbury  on  the  3rd  of  September, 
1784. 

He  was  succeeded  by  his  half-brother,  Sir  Robert,  the  fifth  Baronet, 
born  at  Laugharne,  in  the  county  of  Carmarthen,  19th  November,  1752; 
the  eldest  son  of  Sir  Charlton  Leighton  and  Dame  Emma,  his  wife,  sister 
of  Lord  Montalt,  of  the  Kingdom  of  Ireland.  Sir  Robert  Leighton 
served  the  office  of  Sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1786,  and  was  then  honoured 
with  the  presence  of  royalty  at  Loton. 

The  Prince  of  Wales  had  never  entered  his  principality  before  that 
period,  and  in  a  riding  excursion  from  Loton,  Mr.  Puleston,  who  was 
nephew  to  Sir  Robert  Leighton  by  marriage,  gathered  a  sprig  of  the 
first  oak-tree  after  passing  the  border,  and  presented  it  on  his  knee  to 
His  Royal  Highness.  When  the  Prince  became  Regent,  the  name  of 
Richard  Puleston  was  added  to  the  roll  of  Baronets,  and,  in  comme- 
moration of  this  incident,  he  bore  a  crest  of  augmentation,  an  oak-tree 
proper,  and  pendent  therefrom,  by  a  band  azure,  an  escutcheon  gules 
charged  with  three  ostrich-feathers.  The  tree,  thus  become  historical  as 
connected  with  the  origin  of  the  Puleston  baronetcy,  is  still  in  a 
flourishing  state,  having  been  carefully  surrounded  with  a  stone  wall 
and  iron  rails,  open  to  the  turnpike  road  which  leads  from  Alberbury 
to  Llandrinio,  distant  about  a  mile  from  Loton. 

The  Prince  of  Wales,  afterwards  George  IV.,  and  the  Duke  of 
Clarence,  who  became  William  IV.,  passed  a  few  days,  in  September, 
1806,  at  Loton,  during  which  time  they  received  an  address  from 
the  Corporation  of  Shrewsbury.  Sir  Robert  died  at  Loton  on  the 
21st  of  February,  1819.  He  was  interred  in  Alberbury  church  on  the 
1st  of  March  following,  and,  having  died  unmarried,  was  succeeded 
by  his  cousin-german,  Baldwin. 

The  direct  line  of  descent  having  thus  terminated,  we  must 
revert  to  Baldwin  Leighton,  Esquire,  of  Shrewsbury,  the  third  son 
of  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  the  second  Baronet;  who  was  baptized 


178  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

at  Alberbury  on  the  28th  of  June,  1717.  He  married  at  St. 
Nicholas's  Church,  Worcester,  on  the  22nd  of  December,  1743, 
Anne,  daughter  of  Thomas,  a  younger  son  of  Smythe,  of  Maine,  co. 
Louth,  Ireland,  Captain  in  the  9th  Regiment  of  Foot.  By  this  lady  he 
had  a  large  family,  consisting  of  six  daughters  and  six  sons ;  of  the 
former,  Mary,  the  eldest,  born  on  the  8th  of  May,  1748,  died,  unmarried, 
in  1771 ;  Anne,  born  on  the  17th  of  November,  1749,  married  the 
Rev.  Thomas  Holme,  of  Winstanley,  in  the  county  of  Lancaster,  and 
died  in  1820  without  issue ;  Rachel,  born  in  1753,  died  in  1757  ; 
Emma,  born  on  the  10th  of  August,  1755,  died,  unmarried,  in 
May,  1832 ;  Victoria,  born  on  the  12th  of  June,  1762,  married, 
in  1803,  the  Rev.  Francis  Leighton,  of  Bauseley,  in  the  county  of 
Montgomery,  and,  dying  in  October,  1836,  was  buried  at  St.  Chad's 
Church,  Shrewsbury ;  Belinda,  the  youngest,  born  on  the  5th  of 
February,  1767,  died,  unmarried,  on  the  5th  of  January,  1834,  and 
was  buried  at  St.  Alkmund's  Church,  Shrewsbury. 

The  sons  of  this  marriage  were,  Edward,  the  eldest,  born  on  the 
29th  of  July,  1745,  and  registered  at  St.  Chad's,  Shrewsbury.  He  was 
Rector  of  Cardiston,  and  of  the  first  portion  of  Pontesbury,  in  the 
county  of  Salop.  He  married,  on  the  30th  of  May,  1781,  Charlotte 
Maclellan,  who  died  in  1813,  leaving  no  issue ;  and  he  survived  to  the 
llth  May,  1804.  Baldwin,  the  second  son,  became  the  sixth  Baronet. 
Thomas,  the  third  son,  born  on  the  8th  of  May,  1751,  was  a 
Lieutenant -General  in  the  late  Honourable  East  India  Company's 
service,  and  married,  at  Palem  Cottah,  in  the  Carnatic,  on  the  3rd  of 
November,  1790,  Mary  Louisa,  daughter  of  Captain  John  Andrew 
Everett,  also  in  the  service  of  the  same  Company.  By  this  lady  he 
had  issue  a  son,  the  Rev.  Francis  Leighton,  born  on  the  5th  of 
December,  1801,  Rector  of  Cardiston,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  who 
was  married  at  Thenford,  on  the  12th  of  February,  1829,  to  Catherine, 
daughter  of  Samuel  Amy  Severne,  Esquire,  of  Wallop  Hall,  in  Shrop- 
shire, and  of  Thenford,  in  Northamptonshire.  The  issue  of  this  marriage 
was  three  sons  and  two  daughters :  namely,  Francis  Burgh,  born  on 
the  5th  of  September,  1834 ;  Charlton  Thomas,  born  on  the  27th  of 


THE   LEIGHTON    FAMILY.  17'.) 

May,  1836 ;  Edward  William  Forester,  born  on  the  20th  of  December, 
1829;  also  Louisa  Anne,  born  in  April,  1830;  and  Emma,  born  in 
February,  1832.  Lieutenant-General  Leighton's  widow  married  Wil- 
liam Williams,  of  Shrewsbury,  Esquire,  and  died  on  the  1st  of 
September,  1844,  in  the  68th  year  of  her  age.  Francis,  the 
fourth  son,  born  on  the  12th  of  September,  1757,  was  a  Captain 
in  the  army,  and  died  without  issue  on  the  9th  December,  1808. 
Burgh,  the  fifth  son,  born  on  the  14th  of  February,  1761,  was 
Major  of  the  4th  regiment  of  Dragoons,  and  a  Colonel  in  the  army : 
he  married  Jane,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Holme,  of  Winstanley, 
and  died  without  issue.  Forester,  the  youngest  son  of  Baldwin 
and  Anne  Leighton,  was  born  on  the  29th  of  August,  1763.  He  was 
Vicar  of  Condover,  and  Rector  of  the  third  portion  of  Pontesbury,  in 
the  county  of  Salop.  He  was  married  on  the  21st  of  June,  1796,  at 
St.  Alkmund's,  Shrewsbury,  to  Honoria  Sarah,  daughter  of  Major- 
General  Barclay,  R.M.  who  was  born  in  May,  1772  ;  and,  dying  at  Ford 
on  the  8th  of  December,  1838,  was  buried  at  St.  Alkmund's,  in  Shrews- 
bury. The  children  of  this  marriage  were — Forester  Owen  Leighton, 
born  at  Stonehouse,  in  Plymouth,  on  the  27th  of  July,  1797,  an 
officer  in  the  56th  Regiment,  married  to  Mary,  daughter  of 
William  Whateley,  Esquire;  the  Rev.  Baldwin  Francis  Leighton, 
born  in  1804,  clerk,  Perpetual  Curate  of  Ford,  married,  at  East 
.Bergholt,  on  the  8th  of  March,  1849,  Sarah  Catherine,  eldest  daughter 
of  Sir  Richard  Hughes,  Baronet,  of  East  Bergholt  Lodge,  Suffolk  : 
and  Edward  Barclay  Leighton,  who  was  drowned  in  the  Severn  in 
1808. 

Sir  Baldwin  Leighton,  the  second  son  of  Baldwin  Leighton,  Esquire, 
was  born  on  the  15th  of  January,  1747,  and  was  married  at  Shrews- 
bury in  1803  :  a  General  in  the  army.  He  succeeded  to  the  title,  as 
seventh  Baronet,  and  the  estates  of  Wattlesborough  and  Loton,  on  the 
death  of  Sir  Robert  Leighton,  in  1819.  He  was  twice  married,  and 
died  on  the  13th  of  November,  1828.  His  life  may  be  best  learned 
from  the  following  inscription  on  the  mural  monument  erected  to 
his  memory  in  the  Loton  Chapel  in  Alberbury  Church  :— 


180  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

Sacred  to  the  Memory  of 
General  SIR  BALDWIN  LEIGHTON,  Baronet, 

Governor  of  Carrickfergus,  and  for  seven  years 
Colonel  of  the  third,  afterwards  first,  Garrison  Battalion. 

He  was  born  at  Shrewsbury,  Jan?.  15,  1747 ; 

and,  entering  the  army  at  the  early  age  of  thirteen, 

served  his  country  in  the  East  and  West  Indies 

during  the  first  American  war,  and  on  the  Staff 

in  Portugal,  England,  and  Jersey. 
He  died  on  the  13th  of  November,  1828, 

in  the  82nd  year  of  his  age, 
surrounded  by  his  family  and  friends, 

by  whom  he  was  deeply  regretted. 
In  him  they  lost  a  beloved  and  benevolent  relation, 

his  tenants  a  kind  and  lenient  landlord, 

whose  happiness  consisted  in  making  others  happy. 

"  When  the  ear  heard  him,  then  it  blessed  him, 

"  When  the  eye  saw  him,  it  gave  witness  to  him." 

He  married  first  in  1780  Ann,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  W.  Pigott, 

of  Edgmund,  in  this  county,  who  died  Nov.  1800,  leaving  no  issue. 

Secondly  at  West  Kirby,  Cheshire,  Louisa  Margaretta  Anne,  2d  daughter  of 

Sir  John  Thomas  Stanley,  Bart,  of  Alderley,  in  the  county  of  Chester, 

by  whom  he  left  one  son  Baldwin,  born  14th  May,  1805. 
This  small  tribute  to  his  Memory  is  erected  by  his  Widow  and  Son. 

Sir  Baldwin  Leighton  had  no  issue  by  his  first  wife,  who,  dying 
in  the  64th  year  of  her  age,  was  buried  at  Edgmund,  the  seat  of  her- 
family,  near  Newport,  in  the  county  of  Salop  :  a  monument  in  that 
church  bears  this  inscription  : — 

Ann  Leighton,  second  daughter  of  the  Revd.  William  Pigott, 
Rector  of  Edgemund,  in  this  county,  died 

Novr.  13th,  1800,  aged  54  years. 

Her  disconsolate  husband  Brigadier-General  Baldwin  Leighton 
dedicated  this  Monument  to  her  memory  in  token  of  affectionate  respect. 

By  his  second  wife,  the  sister  of  Sir  John  Thomas  Stanley,  Baronet, 
created  Baron  Stanley,  of  Alderley  Park,  in  the  county  of  Chester,  in 
1839,  he  had  one  son,  Baldwin,  the  present  Baronet. 


THE   LEIGHTON   FAMILY. 

Dame  Louisa  Margaretta  Anne  Leighton  died  on  tin-  iMh  of 
January,  1842,  and  was  buried  at  Walcot,  Bath,  in  the  72nd  year 
of  her  age.  Her  only  son,  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton,  was  born  on  the 
14th  of  May,  1805,  and  was  baptised  at  Bishop's  Wcarmouth,  in. 
the  county  of  Durham.  He  succeeded  his  father,  Sir  Baldwin,  in 
1828,  and  shortly  afterwards  travelled  in  the  East,  then  less  frequently 
visited  and  more  difficult  of  access  than  at  present. 

On  his  return  to  England,  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton  married,  at  St. 
Mary's  Church,  Oswestry,  on  the  9th  of  February,  1832,  Mary,  eldest 
daughter  of  Thomas  Netherton  Parker,  Esq.  of  Sweeney  Hall,  in  the 
county  of  Salop.  By  this  lady  he  has  issue  two  sons  and  four 
daughters.  Of  the  latter,  Frances  Christina  was  born  on  the  24th  of 
December,  1832 ;  Isabella  was  born  on  the  llth,  and  baptized  at 
Alberbury  Church  on  the  21st,  of  March,  1834 ;  and  was  married 
there  on  the  21st  of  October,  1858,  to  Beriah  Botfield,  Esquire,  of 
Norton  Hall,  in  the  county  of  Northampton,  and  of  Decker  Hill  and  of 
Hopton  Court,  in  the  county  of  Salop ;  Charlotte,  born  on  the  27th  of 
September,  1835 ;  and  Margaret,  born  on  the  10th  of  June,  1840. 
Of  the  former,  Baldwin,  the  eldest,  B.A.  of  Christ  Church,  Oxford, 
was  born  on  the  27th  of  October,  1836 ;  and  Stanley,  of  Baliol  College, 
Oxford,  was  born  on  the  13th  of  October,  1837.  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton 
commanded  a  troop  of  the  South  Salopian  Yeomanry,  served  the  office 
of  Sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1835,  and  was  appointed  a  Deputy-Lieu- 
tenant for  Shropshire  in  1846 ;  and  was  elected  a  Chairman  of  the 
Quarter  Sessions  for  Shropshire  in  1855,  having  previously  filled  the 
same  office  for  the  county  of  Montgomery. 

It  will  not  be  necessary  to  extend  this  narrative  into  the  different 
branches  of  this  ancient  family,  since  they  will  be  found  recorded  in 
the  annexed  Pedigree,  which  has  been  compiled  from  the  most  authentic 
sources,  by  Mr.  Joseph  Morris,  of  Shrewsbury,  and  revised  by  Sir 
Baldwin  Leighton  himself,  from  the  archives  at  Loton.  It  may  be 
interesting  to  show  the  intimacy  subsisting  in  earlier  times  between 
the  families  now  so  happily  connected  by  closer  ties.  Katherine 
Leighton,  of  Leighton,  by  her  will  dated  the  14th  of  October,  1611, 

2  B 


182  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 

has  left  the  following  testimony  of  her  kindly  feeling  towards  those 
who  were  then  her  neighbours  and  her  friends  : — "  Item.  I  give  and 
bequeath  to  Humfrey  Botfleld  the  summe  of  five  pounds.  Item.  I 
give  and  bequeath  to  Thomas  Botfield,  the  sonne  of  William  Botfield 
deceased,  the  summe  of  thirty  shillings."  * 

I  have  thus  traced  the  descent  of  this  ancient  family,  from  the 
earliest  period  of  recorded  history  to  the  present  time.  I  have 
marked  their  change  of  residence  from  the  pleasant  vale  of  Leighton, 
near  to  the  religious  house  of  Buildwas,  which  their  piety  had 
endowed,  to  the  picturesque  valley  of  Stretton ;  from  that  place  to 
the  Norman  Castle  of  Wattlesborough ;  and  from  thence  to  the  agreeable 
lowlands  at  Loton. 

We  find  the  members  of  this  family  not  merely  enjoying  the 
countenance  of  successive  sovereigns,  but  occupying  posts  of  honour 
and  responsibility  in  connection  with  their  native  county. 

The  name  of  Leighton  has  always  been  honourably  distinguished  in 
the  most  important  periods  of  Shropshire  history,  and  nothing  that  I 
could  add  to  this  simple  narrative  would  increase  its  lustre,  or  enhance 
its  fame. 

The  Arms  of  Leighton  are:  Quarterly  per  fess  indented  or  and 
gules.  These  arms  were  borne  by  the  great  house  of  Fitz-Warin, 
and  appear  to  have  descended  through  the  heirs  general  of  Philip  de 
Burwardesley  to  the  houses  of  Leighton  and  Bromley,  the  latter 
differenced  by  the  transposition  of  colours.  The  Crest  of  Leighton 
is  a  wyvern,  with  the  wings  expanded,  sable,  on  a  wreath ;  with  the 
Motto — 

"  DUE  AD  SHAME." 


*  See  her  Will  in  the  Appendix,  No.  98,  p.  cclxxxvii. 


THE   LEIGHTON   FAMILY. 

LKIGHTOX,  OF  LOTON  PARK,  WATTLESBOROUGH,  Ac. 
[Compiled  from  the  Archives  at  Loton.] 


188 


ARMS. — Quarterly,  per  fees  indented,  or  and  gule*. 

CREST.— A  wyvern,  wings  expanded  and  tail  nowed,  gable. 

MOTTO.—"  Dread  shame." 


Lewi.     Recorded  in  Domesday,  A.D.  1086,  as  having  held  "Lestone"  (now  called  Leighton),  and  "Hetone"  (now  called  Eyton,=p..  .. 

near  Baschurch),  co.  Salop,  prior  to  the  Norman  Conquest. 

I • 1 


Cuthbert  de  Leighton=p. 


Sir  Titus  de  Leighton. 
as  a  wf 


eighton.     "  Went  to  the  Holy  Land,"  and  was  a  Knight  of  the  Sepulchre.     By  the  name  of  "  Tihel  de  Lahtune,"  he  if  recorded? 
itncsa  to  William  Fitz- Alan's  grant  of  confirmation  of  Hardwick  to  Uaghmond  Abbey.     He  died  prior  to  the  year  1165. 


Sir  Richard  de  Leighton,  Knt.     By  the  name  of  "  Richard  son  of  Tiel,"  he  i«  recorded  in  the  Liter  Xiger  ae  holding  the  Manor  of  Leighti.ii=p. 
from  the  second  William  Pitz-Alan  by  the  service  of  one  knight,  and  to  him  that  nobleman  made  a  grant  of  confirmation  or  reconveyance  of 
the  Manor  of  Leighton,  to  be  held  by  Richard  de  Leighton  and  his  hein  from  William  Fitz-Alan  and  hii  heirs,  under  the  aan»  Krrices  that  it 
had  previously  been  held  by  Richard  de  Leighton  and  his  ancestors  from  the  said  Williaju  Fitz-Alan  and  his  ancestors.    Sir  Richard  de 
Leighton  was  living  in  1194. 

I  ^— — • 

Richard  de  Leighton.     A  Juror  on  the  Grand  Assize  of  the  county  of  Salop  in  1203.     Co-founder  of  Buildwas  Abbey  in  1205-1".^=..  .. 

r ; i 

Sir  Richard  de  Leighton,  knt.     Recorded  in  the  16th  year  of  King  John,  1214,  as  being  in  arms  against  that  Monarch.     Was  living  in  1241).^=. . .. 
The   feodary  of  1240  duly  registers  Richard  de  Letton  as  holding  a  knight's  fee  in  Letton,  in  the  barony  of  John  Fitz-Alan. 

r 1 

William  de  Leighton.    On  the  Hundred  Roll  of  the  county  of  Salop  in  1255.    Witness  of  Robert  de  Acton Yplsabella,  daughter  of  Adam  dr  Mont- 
grant  of  Hope  to  Buildwas  Abbey.     Was  Constable  of  Oswestry  Castle  in  1256.     Died  in  1263.  I  gomery. 

I • • — 

Sir  Richard  dc  Leighton,  I V.  knt.     Held  Leighton  and  Garmston,  co.  Salop,  under  Richard  Fitz-Alan,  Earl  of  Arundel,^Joan,  dau.  of  Hugh  I'igot, 
in  the  24th  of  Edward  the  First,  1296.     Was  coparcener  in  the  Manor  of  Stanwardine-in-the-Fields. 


J     •* 


1st  wife  Matilda  L'Estrange.=Sir  Richard  de  Leighton,  V.  knt.     M.P.  for  Shropshire  in  1318,  1314,  1318,T=2nd  wife  Agnes... 
and  1324.  in  1315. 

Walter          Agnes.          John  de  Leighton,  of  Leighton.     Named  in  the  Hagh -^Margaret,  dan.  and  William  de      John  de  Leighton,  Richard 

heir    of   Sir   John  Leighton.        younger  son  of  that  d*  Leigh- 

Drake,  knt.  of  co.  I  >  too. 

Wilts. 


de  Leigh-  mond  Chartulary,  17th  Edw.  III.,  1343,  and  there  de- 

ton,  n.s.p.  scribed   as  son   of  Sir   Richard   Leighton,   knt.     Was 

living  1347-8. 


I ' 1 


John  Leighton,  esq.  of  Leighton  ;  was  also  of  Church  Stretton, ^Matilda,  dau.  and  heir     Richard  Leigbton.     Party,  with  his  brother  John,  to  a 


co.  Salop,  jure  ux.     Party  to  a  recognizance  under  Stat.  Merc. 
in  the  Exchequer  of  Shrewsbury,  8th  Ric.  II.  1385. 


of  William  Cambray,  of    recognizance  under  Stat.  Merc,  in  the   Exchequer  of 
Church  Stretton.  Shrewsbury,  in  1385. 


-i 1 


Edward  Leighton  *  esq.  of  Leighton.^Elizabeth,  dau.  and  co-heir  of  Sir  John  Stapleton,  of     Robert  Leighton.     Mary,  married  John 

d.  1455.  Stapleton,  co.  Salop,  knt.  of  Diddleimry,  co.  Salop. 


*  From  this  period  the  Leighton  Pedigree  at  Loton,  the  Heralds'  Visitation,  and  this  Paper  agrse. 

2u2 


184 


STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


John  Leighton,  esq.  of  Leighton  and^Anchoretta,  dr.  and 


Stretton~in-the-Dale,  also  of  Wattlesbo- 
rough,  co.  Salop,  jure  ux. ;  was  constable 
of  Oswestry  Castle  in  the  16th  Ed.  IV. 
and  sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1468.  Also 
sheriff  of  Shropshire  in  1474  and  1482; 
3d  Edw.  IV.  was  steward  of  Bishop's 
Castle,  and  14th  Edw.  IV.  of  Pontes- 
bury. 


co-heir  of  Sir  John 
Burgh,  of  Wattles- 
borough,  knt.  by 
Jane  dr.  and  heir  of 
Sir  William  Clop- 
ton,  knt. 


Elizabeth, 
m.  William 
Lyster,    of 
Rowton. 

Alice. 

Joyce. 


Edward  Leigh-^Agnes, 
ton,  of  Stretton,     dr.  of 
co.    Salop    (se-     Thomas 
cond  son  of  Ed-     Hopton. 
ward  Leighton, 
esq.  and  Eliza- 
beth       Staple- 
ton  ) 

See  A,  p.  186. 


Sir  Cuthbert  Leighton,  Knight 
of  Rhodes,  of  the  Order  of  St. 
John  of  Jerusalem;  was  living 
at  the  dissolution  of  the  Monas- 
teries, temp.  Henry  VIII.  and 
had  a  pension  assigned  to  him 
by  Act  of  Parliament, 


— I 

Richard 
Leighton, 
o.s.p. 


Elizabeth,     dr.     ofcpSir   Thomas  Leighton,  knt.  of=pAnn,  dr.     Jane,  md. John  Bruyn, 


Walter  Devereux, 
Lord  Ferrers  of 
Chartley,  and  relict 
of  Sir  Richard  Cor- 
bet, of  Moreton  Cor- 
bet, knt.  (1st  wife)  ; 
d.l615;int.atBur- 
ford.co.Salop, where 
there  is  a  monument 
to  her  memory. 


Wattlesborough,  knight  ban- 
neret, and  knight  of  the  body  to 
king  Henry  the  Seventh.  He 
distinguished  himself  at  the 
"  Battle  of  the  Spurs,"  and  at 
the  siege  of  Tournay.  Sheriff 
of  Shropshire  in  1495,  M.P. 
for  Shropshire  temp.  Henry  VII. 
and  Henry  VIII.  Born  1443, 
d.  1519. 


of  Roger       of  Bridgnorth. 

Baker, of     Margaret. 

Shrews-      Alice,   md.    Reginald 

bury  Ridley,  of  Alkington, 

(2nd  co.  Salop. 

wife).         Elizabeth,  md.   Fulk 

Lee. 
Rose,     md.     William 

Beist,  of  Atcham,co. 

Salop. 

T_      


Margery,  — Sir     William       =j=Dorothy, 


Foulk       =p. .  . . 

Leighton, 

of    Here- 


dr.andco-  Leighton,  knt.  dr.  of  Sir 
heir  of  Sir  Was  of  Plash,  co.  Thomas 
Foulk  Salop,  in  right  of  Lacon.of  ford. 
Sprench-  his  first  wife.  (He  Willey, 
eaux.knt.  was  the  second  co.Salop,  John  Leighton. 
Lord  of  son  of  JohnLeigh-  knt.  2nd  Admitted  a  Bur- 
Plash  (1st  ton,  esq.  and  wife.  gess  of  Shrews- 
wife)  Anchoretta  bury,  4th  Octo- 
o.s.p.  Burgh.)  ber,  1566. 
See  B,  p.  186. 


Matilda,  =  Sir  John  Leighton,^Joyce,    dr.   of  Ed- 


dr.  and 
co-heir  of 
John 
Harewell, 
esq.,  1st 


knt.  of  Wattlesbo- 
rough. Esquire  of 
the  body  to  King 
Henry  the  Eighth. 
M.P.  for  Shrop- 


wife,o.s.p.     shire;  d.  1532. 


ward  Sutton,  Lord 
Dudley,  2d  wife. 
Married  13th  Hen. 
VIII.;  she  married 
2ndly  Richard  Lee, 
of  Langley,  co. 
Salop. 


— r— i 

Richard 
Leighton, 
mar.   K;i- 
therine 
Parry. 

Thomas 
Leighton, 
ob.  inf. 


Edward 

Leighton , 

o.s.p. 
William 

Leighton, 

o.s.p. 


Anchoretta,  d.  unmarried. 
Matilda,  d.  unmarried. 


Thomas  Leighton,  of  Roden-=p. .  . . 
hurst,  co.  Salop  (son  of  Sir 


Joyce,  mar.  William  Spencer,  Thomas  Leighton,  knt.  by 

of  Whitton,  co.  Salop.  Ann  Baker.,  his  second  wife), 

Elizabeth, mar.  JamesLeche,  of  had  the  Leighton  estate  also 

Newtown,  co.  Montgomery.  by  devise  of  his  father. 

Margaret,  mar.  John  Parry. 

Alice,  mar.  Roger  Hawkes. 


Seec,p.  186. 


Elizabeth,  mar.  Tho- 

Cecilia, mar. 

—  1  — 
Anne,    =p  Sir       Edward  —  Elizabeth, 

Sir  Thomas  Leighton.^Ann,  dau.  of     Devereux  Leighton.     Capt. 

mas      Scriven,       of 

1st,  William 

dau.    of 

Leighton,  of  Wat- 

dau. of 

knt.    of    Feckenham, 

Sir    Francis     He  had,  in  the  34th     Charles 

Frodesley  ;  buried  at 

Jenyns,    of 

Paul 

tlesborough,  knt. 

Rowland 

co.    Worcester.     Go- 

Knollys,           of  Elizabeth,  a  lease     Leigh- 

Condover  17th  May, 

Walli- 

Darrell, 

M.P.  for  Shrop- 

Edwards, 

vernor    of    Guernsey, 

K.B.       She     of       the      "  Great     ton, 

1606. 

bourne,  co. 

of  Lil- 

shire.    "  Of    the 

of  Shrews- 

Constable of  the  Tower 

was  Maid  of    House"  in  Church     o.s.p. 

Catherine,    mar.  1st, 

Salop;  2d, 

lingston 

Council  to  Queen 

bury,    re- 

of  London,   and    "of 

Honour     to     Stretton    from    his 

Richard  Wigmore  ; 

..   Barker. 

Darrell, 

Elizabeth."  "Cus- 

lict     of 

the  Council  to  Queen 

Queen                brother,     Sir     Ed- 

2d,John  Dodge,  of 

Dorothy, 

CO. 

tos  Rotulorum  of 

Sampson 

Elizabeth." 

Elizabeth,         ward. 

co.  Hants.     1  See  p. 

mar.    Tho- 

Bucks 

the  county  of  Sa- 

Meverell, 

191.] 

mas     Ons- 

1st  wife. 

lop,  and  sheriff  in 

of  Throw- 

Thomas         =Mary,  dau.  and  co-     Elizabeth,   sis-     Ann,  sister  and 

Jane,  mar.    Stephen 

low,  of 

1568  and  1588." 

ley,       CO. 

Leighton  of      heirof  Ed  ward  Lord     ter  and  co-heir     co-heir  to    her 

Sankey. 

Boreatton, 

Died    12th   Sep- 

Stafford, 

Feckenham,     Zouch  of  Harring-     to  her  brother,     brother  ;     mar. 

Eleanor,  mar.  Thomas 

co.  Salop. 

tember,  1593. 

esq.      2d 

co.  Worces-     worth  ;     she    mar.     mar.    Shering-     Sir     John    St. 

Heneage,  of  co.  Lin- 

wife. 

ter,  o.s.p.          2dly,  "William  Con-     ton  Talbot.           John,  knt. 

coln. 

nard. 

1    1  — 
Elizabeth,  mar. 

Joyce,  mar.   1st, 

Thomas  Leigh—  j-Elizabeth,  dau. 

Rich-  =Katherine,  dau.   of 

William    Leighton,  =pJane,    dau.    of 

—  1 
John 

Edward  Fox, 

WalterWrottes- 

ton,  of  Wattles- 

of  Sir  William 

ard 

\Villiiim  Mostyn,  of 

bapt.  at  Alberbury, 

Edward  Grey, 

Leigh- 

of  Greet,  co. 

ley  ;  2d,  Francis 

borough,  esq.  ; 

Gerrard,    knt. 

Leigh- 

Mostyn,  co.    Flint, 

28th  March,  1565. 

of      Buildwas, 

ton, 

Salop,  esq. 

Bromley,  son  of 

buried    at  Al- 

Lord  Chancel- 

ton. 

esq.  and  relict,  1st, 

Steward  of  the  Ma- 

co. Salop,  esq. 

o.s.p. 

Catherine,mar. 

Chief      Justice 

berbury,       co. 

lor  of  Ireland  ; 

of  Edward  Dymock, 

nors  of  Lydley  and 

and    relict    of 

Charles   Fox, 

Bromley. 

Salop,        24th 

buried   at   Al- 

of   Bronington,  cc. 

Cardington,       31st 

William   Shel- 

esq. Secretary 

Mary,    died   un- 

June, 1600. 

berbury,      5th 

Flint,  and  2dly,  of 

Elizab.1589.  buried 

don. 

to  the  Council 

married. 

June,  1626. 

Henry      Parry,     of 

7th  March,  1637-8, 

of  theMarches 

Marehwiel,  co.  Den- 

at Alberbury. 

of  Wales. 

bigh. 

See  D,  p.  187. 

Jane,  died  unmarried. 

Ann,  mar.  Sir  George  Greaves, 

of  Moseley,  co.  Worcester,  knt. 
Mary,    mar.    Robert    Owen,    of     berbury,     21st 

Woodhouse,  co.  Salop,  esq.          March,  1625. 


Robert  Leighton,  of=p Ann, second  dau. of  Sir 

Wattlesborough, 

esq.;  buried  at  Al- 


Edward  Leigh- 


Rowland   Leigh 

Edward  Devereux,  of     ton  (of  Melver-     ton,     third    son,     sided  at  Bausley,  co. 
CastleBromwich,Bart.     ley,)  co.  Salop,     o.s.p.  ;  buried  at     Montgomery  ;      bur. 


Buried  at  Alberbury, 
20th  January,  1620." 


second  son.  Alberbury,     21st 

April,  1621. 


Lionel  Leighton,  re-^Jane,  dau. 
of  Thomas 
Harper,  of 

at    Alberbury,    13th  ' 


January,  1628. 


Greet,    co. 
Salop. 


THE    LEIGHTON    I  \MII.V. 


Abigail,  dau.  and  heir= 
uf   \Villi:i!n    Stephens, 
..f  Shr.  u^ury,  esq.  ; 
mar.    at    St.  "chad's, 
Shrew^lmry,  3d    Fell 
1027;   Imr.  at  Alber- 
I'ury,  27ih  1>>- 

1  — 
=  lvlwardl.,-igh-= 
ton.of  Wattles- 
borough,  eaq.  ; 
bur.  at  Alber  - 
bury,  u'th  -M;iv, 
1632. 

=  Martha,  dau.  of  Thomaa 
UMI-II,    dl'    Shrewsbury, 
esq.  2d  wife  ;  mar.  !•>  Ivl- 
wardLeigbton,  es<|.  :it  St. 
Alkmund's,        Shrcws- 
bury,     14th     February, 
1881  ;    she   mar.    2dly, 
Kdward  Owen,  esq. 

Thomas 

I.ei^lltOM, 

bur.  at 
Alber- 
bury,  8th 
January, 
1828-9. 

Kdward     Ix'iy.lii'-n.=j 
bapt.  at  Alberbury, 
2«th  January  , 
l.iir.       there       23d 
March,  1669. 

=(;.llM-rini.,    dau.  of     Hidiu-y.b»pt.     KlilaLui. 
Johu  Payne,  and  re-     at     Alber-       bapt.  at  Al- 
lict  of  John  Rogm,     bar;,     »tb       Urbury,  ith 
ofMelverley.                 February.         A| 
1623. 

Lionel  Leighton,  bapt.  at  Churclutoko,     Kliiabcth,  bapt.  at  Cburob- 
co.  Montgomery,  15th  July.  1643.            rtok.-.  l.'.th  August,  1642. 

Robert   Leighton,  of  Wattlesborough,=pGertrude,  dau.  of  Ed-     Abigail;      Thomas     Leighton,     Priscilla;  bapt.  at  Ford.  co.     Martha,  bafH^t  Alber- 
;it  Alberbury,  30th  Decem-     ward  Baldwin,  of  Did-     bur.atAl-     bapt.  at  Ford,  12th     Salop,  21st.  Feb.  1632-3  ;     bury,  5th  Feb.  1  ' 
bar,  1628;  M.P.  for  Shrewsbury,  1661;     dlebury,co.8alop,esq.;    berbury,       Jan.  1633-4  ;  bur.     mar.  lit,  Kd  ward  Morgan,     buried  at  8«.  Chad's, 
-hri-itV   of  Shropshire,  1088;    bur.  at     bur.     at     Alberbury,     3rd  July,      at    Alberbury,    6th     ofTJolden  Grove,  co.  Flint,     .Hlire»»l,urr,  10th  Hep 
Albcrhury,  27th  March,  1689.                    19th  May,  1683.               1631.            Sept.  1650.                   esq.;  2d,  Feilder.          tern  ber,  1661. 

r  i   i  "i  i'  " 
Abigail,    jiuir.     Dorothy,  = 
Hasil\Vood,of    dau.  of  Sir 
White  Abbey,     JobCharl- 
co.Salop.estj.  ;     ton,  of 
buried  at  Al-     Ludford, 
ury.              bart.  ;mar. 
Mary,  married     at   Alher- 
Capt.  Richard    bury,24th 
Win-tield.           May, 
Leigh-     1677  ; 
ton,ob.infaiis.     bur.  there 
l>a\id     Leigh-     13th 
toiijoh.infans.     April, 
TitusLeighton,     1688  ;  1st 
ob.  infans.          wife. 

=Sir     Kdward= 
Leighton,    of 
Wattlesbo- 
rough,    bart., 
so  created  2d 
March,  1692; 
sheriff  of 
Shropshire  in 
1693,  and 
M.I',  for  that 
county  in 
1698;  M.P. 
for  Shrews- 
bury in  1709; 
bur.  at  Alber- 
bury, 6th 
April,  1711. 

=Janc,           Baldwin     John       ==j 
dau.  of       Leigh-      Leighton, 
Daniel        ton,          of    Ford, 
Nichols,     o.a.p.  ;      co.  Salop, 
of  Lon-      mar...      esq.;  bur. 
don,esq.  ;     dan.  of    at  Albcr- 
marricd           Sir        bury,  23d 
at  St.         George     July, 
Chad's,      Pudsey,   _1682. 
Shrews-      knt. 

=Mary,  dau.  of    Charles  Leigb- 
RichardScott,      ton,   bur.   at 
of  Eccleshall       Alberbury, 
Hall,  near            26th  May, 
Mull.  She             1682. 
married  2dly,     Richard  Leigh- 
Johnliughei,       ton,  bur.  at 
M.A.,  Rector      Alberbury, 
ofUerrington,       16th  May, 
co.  Salop.             1725.. 

William      Leighum,     Rolwrt  I-eighton, 
e*q.  born  10th  Oct.       bapt.  at   Alber- 
1653  ;      Mayor      of      bury,  12th  Jan 
Shrewsbury  in  1  704  ;       1  6i»  ;  bur.  then- 
bur,  at  St.   Chad's,      80th  May,  1480. 
Shrewsbury,  the  28th     Bould   Leighton, 
Jan.  1727;  mar.  1st,       bapt.   at  Alber- 
Mary,  dau.  of  Daniel       bury,  31st  July, 
NichoU,  of  London,       1661. 
esq.  ;   died  in  ItiUS.     ThomasLeigbtoo, 
2dly,   Dorothy,  dau.       Capt.R.N.;bapc 
of  Sir  Rowland                at  Alberfaury,  2d 
Berkeley,  of  Cotbe-       of  Feb.  1662-8; 
ridge,  knt.  ;  diu.l  in       mar.  Jane,  dau. 
1719.                               of  Sir   Thomas 
Xoit,  knt. 

29th           Capt.  John  Leighton  (post-     Gertrude,  bapt.  at  Al. 
July,           humous  son),  bapt.  at  Ford,       berbury,  25th  Augu>t, 
I«y3  ;         15th  of  November,   1682.       1680. 
2d  wife.      Sworn  a  burgess  of  Shrews-     Mary,  bapt   at   Alber- 
bury in  1721.                            bury,2dOctober,1681. 

s,  p.  187. 

i),ir<ifliv               Jan«   hunt.         I  Kin,  tli  v 

Robert  Leigh- 
ton,born  on  the 

8th,  bapt.  at 
Alberbury  on 
the  24th,  and 
:vd  at 
Ludford  on  the 
25th  July, 
KiTS  ;  buried 
there  Oth  Oct. 
IG'.'O. 


Rachel,    dau.    of^Sir  Ed  ward  Leighton,  2d — Judith,  dau.  of 


Sir  William  Fo- 
rester, of  Dothill 
Park,  co.  Salop, 
Kut. ;  married  at 
Norton  in  Hales, 
co.  Salop,  Nth 
May,  1709;  bur. 
at  Alberbury,  22d 
Feb.  1720-1;  1st 
wife. 


Bart. ;  was  of  Wattlesbo- 
rough,  &c.  co.  Salop  ; 
bapt.  at  Alberbury,  llth 
August,  1681  ;  died  on 
the  Oth,  and  was  bur.  at 
Alberbury  on  the  9th  of 
May,  1756.  Left  Wat- 
tlesborough,  and  having 
added  to  Loton,  made 
that  house  his  residence. 


John  Elliott,  of 
Mile  End,  co. 
Middlescx,esq. 
and  relict  of 
Capt.Thwaitos, 
of  the  Hon. 
E.I.C.'s  Ser- 
vice ;  2d  wife, 
o.s.p.  1764,  at 
Itath. 


Job    Leigh- 
ton,  born  at 
Criggion, 
and  bapt.  at 
Alberbury, 
'2 1th  August, 
1682  ;    bur. 
there     30th 
September, 
1704. 


at     Alber- 
bury,     21st 

October, 
1679  ;    died 
unmarried  ; 
bur.  at  Al' 
berbuiy, 
12th     Sept- 
ember, 
1758. 


bapt.        at 

AllxTbury, 
20th   Janu- 
ary,     and 
bur.      there 
20tb  March, 
1683-4. 


at  Alber- 
bury, 17th 
September, 
1685,  and 
bur.  there 
21st  July, 
1690. 


Alberbury, 

2<ti. ; 

and  bur. 

• 

ill,  March, 

I68i     - 


I1',. rester 
Leighton, 
bapt.    at 
Alber- 
bury,    2d 
.1713. 
Captain 
in     Lord 
Powis's 

died    un- 
married. 


AnnaMaria,T=   Sir     Charlton  -j-Emma,  dau. 


dau.  of  Rich- 
ard Mytton, 
of    Halstou, 
•q.;  mar.  in 
theFleet,4th 
December, 
1744  ;    died 
13th,    and 
bur.  at  Con- 
dnver,    20th 
August, 
1760, 
aged  23. 


Leighton,  of 
\Vattlesborough 
and  Loton  Park, 
ad  Bart.  ;  Major 
of  Marines ;  She- 
riff of  Shropshire 
in  1749;  bapt.  at 
Alberbury,  17th 
May,  1715;  died 
flth  May,  1780; 
buried  at  Alber- 
bury. 


of  Sir  Robert 
Maude,  of 
Dundruni, 
Ireland, 
bart   ;  mar. 
in  1751  ; 
bur.  at  Al- 
berbury, 
18th  Octo- 
ber, 1778. 


Rachel,  mar.  Thomas  Jenkins,  of 

Shrewsbury,  esq. 
Mary,  died"  unmarried  ;    bur.  at 

Alberbury,  17th  June,  1776. 
Cambray,  bapt.  at  Alberbury,  13th 

August,  1720  ;  died  unmar.;  bur. 

at  Alberbury,  9th  February,  1742. 
Emma,   bapt.   at   Alberbury   the 

1st,  and  buried  there  the  6th  of 

July,  1718. 
Dorothy,  bapt.  at  Alberbnry,  17th 

May,  and  bur.  there  Sth  Juno, 

1716. 


Baldwin    I.eighton.^Ann,      dau.      of 


of  Shrewsbury,  esq. 
(3d  son  of  Sir  F..1- 
ward  Leighton,  2d 
Bart.),  bapt.  at  Al- 
berbury, 28th  June, 
1717  ;  Mayor  of 
Shrewsbury  in 
1756  ;  died  27th 
November,  1791, 
aged  74;  bur.  at  St. 
Alkmund's.Shrews- 
bury. 


Burgh 
Leighton. 
bapt.  at  Al- 
berburv. 

I'lth  July. 
Klt'.and 
bur.  there 
24th  Aug. 
17.-.7; 
unmarried. 


4 


Sir  Charlton  Leigh-  Anna   Maria,  mar.    Nicholas  Honor,  died 

ton,  of  Loton  1'ark,  Smythe,  of  Nibley,  co.  Glou-       unniar. 

&c.,    1th    baronet;  cester,    esq.        She    became  Annabella, 

Mayur   of   Slirews-  possessed    of    the    Condover       married 

bury  in  1777;  M.P.  estates  under  the  Will  of  her       William 

for    Shrewsbury    in  grandmother,    Lctitia,    relict       Childe,    of 

17.MI    and     17S4  ;  of  Richard  Mytton,  of  Hals-       Kinlet,  co. 

died    unniar.  ;  bur.  ton,  esq.  and  sister  and  heir       Salop,  esq. 

at    Alberbury,    3rd  of  Thomas  Owen,  of  Condo- 

Sept.  17S4.  vcr,  e-.|. 


of  Loton  Park,  &c. 
5th  Bart. ;  born  at 
Laughanie,  co.  Car- 
marthen, November 
19,  1752  ;  sheriff  of 
Shropshire  in  1786; 
died  unmar.  21st  Feb. 
and  bur.  at  Alb.Tl.ury, 
1st  March,  1819. 


1765,  mar. 
JohnCorbet, 
ofSundome, 
co.  Salop, 
esq.  15th 
Sept.  1774, 
died  1799. 


Captain  Thomas 
Smyth,  of  the  9th 
Foot,  and  son  of 
Smyth  of  Maine, 
co.  Louth  ;  mar. 
at  St.  Nicholas's, 
Worcester,  22.1 
December,  1743; 
died  the  27th 
Aug.  1797;  bur. 
at  St.  Alkmund's, 
Shrewsbury. 
S«  r,  p.  188. 

Louisa,bapt.     Charlotte,  born  in  17S0,  died 
Alber-       unmarried. 

Harriet,  bapt.  at  Albrrbury. 
4th    January,    1700  j    died 
unmarried  in  1814. 
Raeh.l     (twin    with 
died  young. 
Mary,  died  young. 


at 

bury,     10th 
April,  1757; 
died       13th 
June, 
unmarried  ; 


186 


STE11MATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


John  Leigliton,  of  Cotes,  in  tlie  parish  of  Rushbury,  co.  Salop.  Party  to  a  recognizance  under' 
Statute  Merchant,  in  the  Exchequer  of  Shrewsbury,  in  1490.  He  was  also  steward  of  the  manor 
of  Church  Stretton  in  that  year  for  Thomas  Fitz-Alan,  Earl  of  Arun  1,  !. 


:Jane,      dau.      of     Elizabeth,  mar.John     Jane, mar. 
John    Salter.    of    Jenks,   of  Wolver-         John 
\Vrockwardine.        ton,  co.  Salop.  Fleming. 


T 


Ralph  Leigliton,  of  Cotes,  aged  16,  in  Sd^Ann,  dau.  of  Thomas  Trentham,  by  Eliza-     Elizabeth,     mar.     Jane. 


~l 


Henry  VIII.  1511. 
shire  in  1533 


Coroner  for  Shrop 


belli,    flan,    of  Sir   Richard    Corbet,   knt.  ; 
living  in  1546. 


Thomas  Coston.       Anne. 


Margaret,  mar.  at  Rushbury,  1st 
Oct.  1538,  Thomas  Minion. 


Richard  Leighton,  of  Cotes  ;  bur  at  Rushbury  .^Cecilia,  dau.  of  Thomas  Cressett,  of     Elizabeth, 


25th  Sept.  1605.    Will  dated  28th  April,  1604; 
proved  at  Hereford,  17th  December,  1605. 


Upton  Cressett,  co.   Salop ;    bur. 
at  Rushbury,  27th  May,  1594. 


mar.  Robert 
Dycher. 


Ann,  mar.  Roger 
Acton,  of  Boekle- 
lon,  co.  Worcester. 


— I —  — I 

Joyce,       mar.  Joan,     mar. 

George  Mason,  Thomas 

of  Hereford.  Mason. 


i    i  —  r~ 
Ann,  born  1560;  mar.  1, 

Margery. 

—  1  — 

Richard  Leigh-=pJoan,  dau.  of 

Nicholas           -pSusanna 

W  ill  lain  Leigh-^Mary, 

Francis 

Edward 

Thomas  Thynne,  1581, 

Kathe- 

ton,  of  Cotes, 

AdamOttley 

Leighton,      of 

....  bur. 

ton,  of  Shrews- 

dau.    of 

Leigh- 

Leighton, 

at  Rushbury;  2,Thomas 

rine, 

bapt.  at  Rush- 

ofPitehford, 

Shrewsbury, 

at      St. 

bury,     draper, 

Richard 

ton. 

bapt.       at 

Austen,  of  Ludlow. 

mar.  Ed- 

bury,    28th 

and  relict  of 

draper  ;    bapt. 

Julian's 

bapt.  at  Rush- 

Langley, 

Thomas 

Rushbury, 

Frances,    mar.    Edward 

ward 

March,    1652; 

Thomas 

at     Rushbury, 

Shrews- 

bury, 23dJune, 

of 

Leigh  - 

5th  January, 

Brooke,  of  Stretton. 

Bagga- 

living  there  in 

Heynes;  she 

6th      June, 

bury, 

1569.     Ad- 

Shrews- 

ton. 

1580-1  ; 

Jane,  bapt.  at  Rushbury, 

ley,  born 

1602. 

mar.  thirdly 

1565.       Ad- 

27th Oct. 

mitted    a  bur- 

bury. 

mar.  Eliza- 

14th May,  1567;  bur. 

1566. 

William 

mitted   of   the 

1659. 

gess  of  Shrews- 

beth dau.  of 

there  9th  April,  1638; 

Eliza. 

Botterell. 

Drapers'  Com- 

bury 9th  July, 

Robert  Cres- 

mar.   Tho.    Mason,    of 

beth. 

pany,      Salop, 

1594. 

sett,  of  Up- 

Salop. 

in  1590. 

ton  Cressett. 

i 

i 

Nicholas 
Leighton. 


Cecilia,  bapt.  at  Rushbury, 
15th  Sept.  1602. 


Richard  Leighton,  bapt. 
2d  January,  1608. 


Richard  Leighton,  born 
in  1613;  died  in  1650. 


Roger    Leighton, 
born  in  1616. 


Samuel   Leighton,    born 
in  1620;  died  in  1624. 


Susanna. 


r 
Isabella,     dau.     of^  William  Leighton,  of  Plash,  esq.  ;  Chief  Justice11 
Thomas  Onslow,  of     of  North  Wales,  and  one  of  the  Council  of  the 
London,  merchant,     Marches  of  Wales  ;  died  20th  December,  1607. 
1st  wife.                         (Monument  at  Cardington,  co.  Salop.) 

i 

pAnn,  dau.  of  Reginald  Corbet, 
Salop  ;  she  mar.  2dly,   Edward 
was  bur,  at  Habberley,  co.  Salop 
ber,  Kil5. 

of  Stoke,  co.     Jane,mar.Tho-     Margery,  mar. 
Mytton,  and     mas     Scrivcn,      William      Ey- 
,  6lh  Septem-     of    Frodesley,     ton,    of    Led- 
co.  Salop.             bury. 

i 

William     Leigh-=j 
ton,     of      Plash, 
esq. 

Ursula,  dau.  of  .  . 
and  relict  of  Sir  S 
knt.,  o.s  p.;  1st  w 

-Winifred,   sister  of     Richard        Eleanor,    mar. 
Sir    William    Har-     Leighton.     Thomas     Lys- 
court,  knt.                                          ter. 

1                                  1                                       ill 

Dorothy,        mar.     Mary,     mar.    John     Elizabeth,mar.     Henry           Penelope. 
Richard   Prynce,     Parry,    of    Poston,     Edmund  Lut-     Leighton. 
of  Shrewsbury.         co    Hereford.                wyche. 

.  .  Wiseman  ,—  Harcourt  Leighton,  of  Plash,  esq.  ;=Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Sir     Dorothy 
mon  Harvey,     living  in  1634  ;  died  s.p.  ;  int.  at     John    Dauntesy,  knt. 
fe.                      Cardington,  1658.                               2d  wife. 

Ihe  Isle  of  Ely.                        William  Rowe. 

c 

I 


Hugh  Leighton,  of  Leighton  and  Rodenhurst.    Administration^ Isabella,  mar.  Tho- 

of  his  effects  was  granted  to  John  Leighton,  his  son,  in  Ifii9.     |  Onslow.      mas  Poyner. 


William  Leigliton,  of  Leighton.     Will  datcd=p. . 
18th  June,  1537  ;  was  living  in  1539. 


Dorothy,  dau.  of  William  Ottley^John  Leighton,  of  Leigh-=Jane  .... ,  liv-     Cecilia.     Dorothy, mar. ThomasOnslow,     Mary,  married    Sir     William 

ton,  and  of  Rodenhursl.       ing  in  1574.  of  Boreatton,  co.  ;-alop.  Lionel  Duckett, knt.     Leighton. 


of  Pitchford,  co.  Salop. 

John  Leighton.  esq.  of  Leighton  and  Rodenhurst.     Ad-^Katherine,  dau.  of  Thomas  Newport,  esq.  and  sister  of  Sir  Richard  Newport,  knt.  mar.  at  Shaw- 
ministration  of  his  effects  granted  to  his  widow  in  1598.  |        bury,  co.  Salop,  1st  June,  1562;  bur.  at  High  Ercall,  co.  Salop,  13th  January,  1604. 

I— 


John  Leighton,  esq.  of  Leighton  and  Ro-^Katherine,  dau.  of  Thomas  Dycher,  of  Muckle- 


denhursl ;  mar.  at  Shawbury  15th  Feb. 
1592;  bur.  at  High  Ercall,  3d  May,  1614. 


ton,  co.  Salop;  will  dated  14th  October,  1641, 
proved  at  Lichfield  25th  February,  1 642. 


— I —  — I — 

Francis       Margery,  mar.  Roger 
Leighton.     Haughton,    of    Beck- 
bury,  co.  Salop. 


Elizabeth,  mar.George 
Smythe,  of  Morville, 
co.  Salop. 


Richard  Leighton,  esq.  of  Leigh-=v=Mary.  dau.  of  William  I  lay  ward. 


ton  and  Rodenhurst;  bapt.  at  High 
Ercall,  llth  February,  1593.  Ad- 
ministration of  his  effects  granted 
lo  his  widow,  3d  April,  1633. 


of  Little  Wenlock,  co.  Salop;  bur. 
at  Wrockwardine,  co.  Salop,  21st 
September,  1668. 


John 
Leighton. 


Edward   Leighton    admitted  of-pMary,  dau.   of 


the  Drapers'  Company,  Shrews- 
bury, in  1625. 


Cotes,  of 


Hatrield;  bur.  at  Leightoii,  21st 
March,  1670. 


Thomas  Leighton.         Catherine.          Frances,  ob.  infans. 


THE    LEIGHTON    FAMILY. 


John  Lcighton,  of  Lcigliton 
Krcall,  27th  Sept.  1618;  died 
Sth  March,  1680. 


ind   Rodenhuret  ;  bapt.  at  Hii;h=pSarah,  dau.  of  Rowland  Lea.   of  C'harl- 
on  litli,  and  bur.  at  Leighton,  I  ton,  co.   Salop;  bur.   at   Leighton,  284 

April,  1698. 


Mary,  mar.  Richard  Phillip.,    Elisabeth, 
of  Netl*y,  co.  Salop. 


1  —  n  —  1  —  1  
Mary,  mar.  John  Pembcrton, 
of  \Vrock\vardine. 
Sarah,  o!>.  int'ans,  1667. 
Sarah,  mar  Matthews. 
Judith,  ob.  infans,  1667. 
(Catherine,  nb.  infans,  1668. 

—  1  — 
Richard     Lcighton,    of    Leighton- 
and  Kodcnhurst,  esq.  (eldest  son 
of  John   Lfighton,  o»q.)  ;   sheriff 
of  Shropshire  in  1695;  died  28th 
Nov.  1715,  aged  6<i;  bur.  at  Leigh- 
ton,  1st  December,  1715. 

-Elizabeth,   dan.    of 
Anthony    Kynncrs- 
ley,  of  Wrickton,  co. 
Salop,    esq.  ;    died 
llth     May,    1743, 
aged  88. 

_  T    . 
Rowland    Leigh- 
ton,    buried    at 
Wrockwardinc, 
8d  Feb.  1670. 

John  Leigh- 
ton,    of  the 
Manh. 
WUtanrtow. 
co.  Salop. 

Tittu 
Ltigh- 

•   1 

William    U%b- 
ton,   baptfced   al 
W  rock  ward  in*, 
SSd  March.  IMS, 
lur.  uLeigbtoo; 
in  1687. 

John  Leighton,  esq.  ;     Richard  Leighton,  of  Leighton  and  of     Elizabeth,  eldestsister  and  co.hcir;  mar.     Margaret,  mar.  Tho-     Catherine,    died  _ 
.1  at  Rodding-     Rodcnlmrst,  esq.;  bapt.  at  Roddington,       John  Stonier,  of  Aston,  CO.  Salop,  eaq.       mai  Moro.of  Milli-       mar.  7lh  NOT.  1 


ton,  2.1  August,  1693  ; 
died  unmarried  27th 
August,  1716. 


12th  March,  1 696 ;  sheriff  of  Shropshire 
in  1726  ;  died  unmar.  on  the  3d,  and 


Sarah,    mar.    Thomas    Kyunersley,   of 
Wrickton,  e»q. 


was  bur.  at  Leighton  on  the  5th  August,     Mary,  died  unmarried,  16th  February, 


1733. 


1754,  aged  66. 


cbope,  e*q. 
Letitia,  mar.  John 
Hayne,  of  Uttox. 
eter,  esq. 


Rachel,  mar.    Robot 
Davuon.  esq. 
Frances,    ob.     inf»n«. 

'     •  • 


D 

1  

Margery,     1st—  Francis     Leigh-^ 
wife,    bur.    at     ton.ofAlberbury; 
Alberbury,  6th     bur.    there    24th 
June,  1514.         Feb.  1632. 

=Mary,  2d  wife,=Margaret  Evans,  3d  wife  ;  mar. 
bur.  at  Alber-    at  Alberbury,  18th  April,  1631  ; 
bury,24thFeb.     she  married,  secondly,  Reginald 
1629.                    Pigott. 

Thomas  Leighton,  bur.  at—  Margaret. 
Alberbury,    4th    January, 
1660.1. 

Edward 

1.'  .'••'•  •• 

l-.-titU. 
Eliza- 
beth. 
UriMhU. 

Richard  Leighton,  bapt. 
at  Alberbury,  19th  Jan. 
1618-19  ;  tur.  there  1st 
June,  1619. 

Humphrey        Leighton, 
bapt.  at  Alberbury,  llth 
March,  1621-2  ;  bur.therc 
17th  January,  1649. 

Thomas         Francis       Leighton, 
Leighton,     bapt.  at    Alberbury. 
living  in      24th,  and  bur.  there 
1638.           27th  Feb.  1629-30. 

Ann,  bapt.  at 
Albcrbury,  6th 
Novem.  1620  ; 
bur.  there  27th 
April,  1621. 

Ann,    bur. 
at     Alber- 
bury, 17th 
February, 
1623-4. 

Elisabeth,  hap. 
at    Altx-rbury, 
30th  January, 
1624-5. 

Cecilia,    bapt. 
at    Allicrfaury. 
22nd  October. 
1629. 

Jane,  bapt.  at  Al-     Frances,  born  20th  Oct.  and     Daniel  Leighton  (eldest  son  of= 
berbury,  30th  Nov.       bapt.  at  Cardiston,  co.  Sa-     Sir  Edward  Leighton.Bart.  by 
1695  ;  married  1st,      lop,  7th  November,  1699.      his  2nd  wife,  Jane  Nichols), 
Thomas    Jones,    of    Anne,  born  Sth  Nov.  and     bapt.  at  Alberbury,  21st  June, 
Shrcwslmrv,    cs.|.  ;       bapt.    at    Cardiston,    3rd     1694;    sometime    Lieut-Col. 
2nd,     Sir    Charles       Dec.  1703.                             in  General  Evans's  regiment 
Lloyd,    of    Garth,     Elizabeth,  bapt.  at  Cardis-     of  Horse,  afterwards  Lieut.  - 
Bart.                                ton,  8th  Dec.  1710  ;  bur.     General  in  the  Army  ;   bur. 
at    Alberbury,   3d    June,     at  Alberbury,  1st  February, 
1711.                                      1765. 

pJane,  dau.  of  Na- 
thaniel  Thorold, 
of  Lincoln,   eaq. 
and  relict  of  .... 
Uarkham.      Was 
bedchamber   wo- 
man to  the  Prin- 
cess  of  Wales. 

Francis  Leighton,  = 
bapt.    at   Alber- 
bury, 23d  March. 
16»6i  Colonel  ,,f 
the  32d  R*gt.  of 
Foot,  and  Lieut.  - 
General     in    the 
Army;   died   lull 
June,1773;  bur 
at  Windsor. 

=Renea    Pin-     Gerard  Leigh- 
fold,  lirter  of    ton,   Capt.    in 
Col.  Pinfold,     tbeAnny.born 
Governor  of    27th     Deeem- 
Barbadoe*;      ber,  1701,  and 
diedin!7»7,    bapt.  at    Car- 
iced  84.          di.ton,      24th 
January,  1702. 

Herbert  Leighton,  Captain= 
in  the  Army  ;  was  Gentle- 
man   Usher   to   Frederick 
Prince  of  Wales  (father  of 
King  George   the  Third), 
and    page  to  the   Princess 
Dowager  of   Wales;    died 
in  1772. 

=Harriet,    eldest    dau.     of    Edward     Leigh-    Jan 
Henry  Wilson,  esq.  of  Ash-     ton,  Capt.  R.N.  ;     Call 
welthorpe,  co.  Norfolk,  by    died  unmar.  of  a    Jon 
Elizabeth,  eldest  dau.  and     wound    received     Bru 
co-heir  of  John  Knyvett;     in  the  battle  of    ford 
died  July  1782;    bur.  at    Toulon.                     1    - 
Mortlock,  Somerset.                                                dau 

a     Francis        Jane  Rcnea,  mar.  1st,  Cut.  UM 
ar.     Henry            Hon.  Shaw  Calhcart;  2d.  Sir 
Leighton,       Jonathan  Cop*,  Bart. 
ojtp.!9th     Charlotte,  died  unmarried  18th 
Oct.1774,       April,  1828. 
aged  21.       France*,  mar.  General  Sir  I  It" 
Whitefordnalrymple,Bait.;sb* 
died  16th  Feb.  1885,  aged  88. 

icart  ;    2d,     dau.  m 
.  Cope,   of    Capt. 
ern^o.Ox-     Sabinc 
,  left  issue 
on    and   2 
i. 

Clare,  sister  and  co-heir  of  John  Boynton^Rev.  Frkncis  Leighton,  Lord  of  the  *f 
-rt      . .  .    .1  -»r ,.    j:.j       .•  u., .,.,?.,..   ««   Mrtnt<rnm«>i^7.  hnrn  in   Lo 


Adams,  esq.  of  Cambleforth,  co.  York;  died 
3d  Oct.  1801.  aged  66;  bur.  at  St.  Chad's, 
Shrewsl.ury,  1st  wife. 


"Sr^TTS^STAS:  ^-S^S'Citt  2S« 

1813,  bur.  at  St.  Chad's,  Salop.  o.s.p.  15th  O. 


.  Knyvett  Leighton,  of  Bausley,  co.  Mntgomery, 


;  born 


of  November  in  that  year;  bur.  at  St.  Chad's. 


.  1 


188 


STEM3IATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


Rev.  Francis  Knyvett  Leighton,  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  liausley,  co.  Montgomery  j^Catherine,  youngest  dau.  of     Louisa  Anne,  married  at  St. 
bapt.  at  Ford,  co.  Salop,  4th  November,  1806;  Fellow  of  All  Souls' College,  Oxford  ; 
sometime  Incumbent  of  St.  Chad's,  Shrewsbury,  afterwards  Rector  of  Harpsden,  co. 
Oxford;  elected  Warden  of  All  Souls'-College,  Oxford,  in  March,  1858,  and  had 
the  degree  of  D.D.  conferred  upon  him  in  a  Convocation  on  the  1st  July,  1858. 


Rev.  James  St.  Leger,  bro-  Chad's,   Shrewsbury,    23d 

ther  of  the  second  Viscount  April,  1833, Thomas  Henry 
Doncraile;  mar.  28th  Feb. 
1843,  at  Rome. 


Hope  Edwardes,  of  Netlcy 
co.  Salop,  esq. 


Clare. 


Francis  St.  Leger  Knyvett  Leighton,  born  27th 
August,  1850;  died  28th  August,  1855. 


Charles  Arthur  Baldwin  Knyvett  Leighton, 
born  9th  November,  1854. 


Louisa  Catherine 
Clare. 


Caroline  Alice 
Jane. 


Mary,    born    8th    May,     Edward            Ann,  dau.=Sir  Baldwin^Louisa  Marga-     Thomas    =j=Mary             FrancisLeighton,     Forester  =pHonoria 

1748  ;  died  unmar.  in     Leighton,         of       Rev.     Leighton,  of 

retta  Anne,  2d     Leighton, 

Louisa,            Capt.     in      the     Leighton, 

Saruh  , 

1771,  aged  24.                   Rector     of       William        Loton  Park, 

dau.     of    Sir      Lieut.- 

dau.     of         Army  ;        born     Rector   of 

dau.  of 

Anne,   born    17th   Nov.     Cardiston,        Pigott,          &c.6thbart. 

John    Thomas     Gen.      in 

Captain           12th  Sept.  1757;     the    third 

Major- 

1749;  mar.Rev.  Thomas    and  of  the  1st     Rector  of    succeeded  to 

Stanley,  of  Al-     the    Hon. 

John  An-       died  unmar.  9th     portion  of 

Gen.  Bar- 

Holme, of  Winstanley,     portion    of       Edg-             the  title  and 

derleyPark,co.     Eastlndia 

drew  Eve-       Dec.  1808.             Pontes- 

clay;  born 

co.  Lancaster;  she  died     Pontesbury,      mond,  co.     family 

es- 

Chester,   Bart.     Co.'s  Ser- 

rett,               Burgh  Leighton,     bury,  and 

Mav, 

in  1820  s.p.                         co.     Salop  ;     Salop  ;          tates  on  the 

and  sister  of  Sir     vice;  born 

E.I.C.S.         Major  of  the  4th     Vicar     of 

1772  ; 

Rachel,  born  1753,  died     born      29th     mar.atSt.     death 

of  Sir 

John    Thomas     8th    May, 

She  mar.       Dragoons,     and     Condover, 

mar.  at 

1757,  aged  4  years.           July,    1745,     Mary's,         Robert 

Stanley,    Bart.     1751  ; 

2dly,Wil-       Colonel    in    the     co.  Salop, 

St.  Alk- 

Emma,  born  10th  Aug.     and      regis-     Shrews-        Leighton,  in 

created   Baron     mar.     at 

liam  Wil-       Army  ;    born         born  29th 

mund's, 

1755  ;  died  unmarried     tered  at  St.     bury,25th     1819 

born 

Stanley  of  Al-     Palem 

liams,    of       14th  Feb.  1761,     August, 

Shrews- 

May, 1832.                          Chad's,    Sa-     May,              15th 

Jan. 

derley  in  1839  ;     Cottah,  in 

Shrews-          o.s.p.  ;    married     1763  ; 

bury,  21st 

Victoria,  born  12th  June,     lop;     o.s.p.     1780;           1747; 

was  a 

mar.  25th  Nov.     theCarna,- 

bury,  esq.       Jane,  eldest  dau.     died  12th 

June, 

1762  ;  mar.  1803,  Rev.     llth      May,     o.s.p.!8th     General     in 

1802   at  West    tic,3Nov. 

and    died       of  Rev.  Thomas  '  May, 

179«  ; 

Francis    Leighton,    of     1804  ;   mar.     Nov.              the    Army  ; 

Kirby.co.Ches-     1790  ; 

1st    Sept.       Holme,  of  Hoi-     1807. 

died  at 

Bausley,    co.    Montgo-     Charlotte          1800,             Mayor      of 

ter  ;  died  18th     died    22d 

1844,               land  House,  co. 

Ford,  8th 

mery  ;  died  Oct.  1832,     Maclellan,at    aged  54  ;     Shrewsbury 

January,  1842,     May, 

aged  68.         Lancaster;  born 

December 

bur.  at  St.  Chad's.             St.    Chad's,     bur.  at         in     1803  ; 

and  buried   at     1808,  bur. 

1760,     married 

1838,  bur. 

Belinda,  born  5th  Feb.     Shrewsbury,     Edge-           died 

18th 

Walcot,  Bath.      atSt.Alk- 

1800,       died 

atSt.Alk- 

1767;  died  unmar.  Jan.     30th     May,     mond.           Nov. 

1828  ; 

mund's, 

March,  1839,  at 

mond's, 

5th,  1834  ;  bur.  at  St.     1782  ;    died                           bur.  at    Al- 

Shrews- 

Leamington. 

Salop. 

Alkmund's.                          1813.                                       berbury. 

bury. 

i                                                    i 

i                                                                                                                    < 

r 

Sir  Baldwin   Leighton,  of= 

1  i  —                                               i                                           —  i 
=Mary,    eldest       Rev.  Fran-  ^Catherine,  dau.       Forester        "Mary,  dau.       Rev.Bald-=Sarah  Catherine,     Edward 

Loton    Park,     Wattlesbo- 

dau.  of  Thomas     cis  Leigh- 

of  Samuel  Amy        OwenLeigh-     of  William       win                eldest  dau.  of           Barclay 

rough,  &c.  7th  Bart.  ;  born 

NethertonPar-     ton,  born 

Severne,  esq.  of       ton,  an  offi-     Whately,           Francis         Sir  Richard              Leighton, 

14th  May,  1805,  and  bapt. 

ker,ofSweeney     5th  Dec. 

Wallop  Hall,  co.     cer    in    the     esq.  ;  mar.        Leighton,     Hughes,  Bart,  of     died   in 

at  Bishop  Wearmouth,  co. 

Hall.co.  Salop,     1801;  Rec- 

Salop,  and  of           army,    born     9th  June,         born              East    Bergholt         1808;  was 

Durham  ;    Sheriff    of  the 

esq.    mar.   9th     tor  of  Car- 

Thenford,  in  co.      27th     July,     1827,  at            1804.             Lodge,    Suffolk  ;     drowned 

county  of  Salop  in  1835, 

February,              diston,  co. 

Northampton  ;          1797,      at        Hands-                                   mar.  8th  March,     in  the 

and  Chairman  of  the  Quar- 

1832,   at    Os-     Salop. 

mar.     at     Then-     Stonehouse,      worth,  near                            1849,     at      East     Severn. 

ter  Sessions  for  the   same 

westry. 

ford,    12th    Feb.     near  Ply-          Birming-                                Bergholt. 

county,  1855. 

1829.                         mouth.              ham. 

~1 

I  —  I  —                          —  1  —                    —  T                                                  '  ~l  —  I                        ii                        I                        I             —  I 
Baldwin    Leighton,     Frances             Isabella,  born  llth  March,  1834  ;     Charlotte,  born     Francis         Charlton       Edward    Wil-     Louisa      Emma 

born    27th    Octo-     Christina,         married    21st   October 

1858,    at       27th  Septem-     Burgh           Thomas         liam     Forester     Anne.       Victoria, 

her,  1836.                  born 

24th     Alberbury,    Beriah     Botfield,    of       ber,  1835.           Leighton,     Leighton,     Leighton,  born     born          born  Feb. 

Stanley     Leighton,     December,        Norton,    co.    Northampton,    and     Margaret,  born     born    4th          horn          20th     Decem-     April,       1832. 

born    13th    Octo-     1832. 

Decker   Hill  and  Hopton   Court,       10th      June,     Septem-        27th  May,     ber,  1839.             1830. 

ber,  1837. 

co.  Salop. 

1840.                  ber,  1834.        1836. 

T1IK  LEIGIITON  FAMILY. 


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PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  in  the  COLLEGE  of  AKMS,  LONDON. 


[Vine.  134,  pp.  573-77.] 


Titus  de  Leighton,  miles.yLeticia,  fil.  Hugonis  le  Bruo,  fr'is  Will'i  de  Valencia,  Comitb  Penbrok. 


Willi'mus  de  Leightou,  nule».=f  Avici.,  filia  Boteler,  Comiti*  Onnond. 


Richardus  de  Leighton,  milea.^=Alicia,  fil.  Pliilippi  D'ni  Strange  de  Knokcn. 


nilea.-p 


Willi'mus  Leighton.  =F  Isabella,  fil.  Humfr.  Pichart,  militi». 


Jenkinua  Leighton. =pJoco«a,  fil.  Hugonu  Sandford,  militia. 


Richardus  Leighton. -pjohanna,  filia  Hugonu  Pigot,  de  Chetwine. 


Johannea  Leighton.=f=Matilda,  fil.  et  hier.  Watkini  Cambrey,  de  Strctton  Dale. 


eighton.-p 


Edwardua  Leighton.^Elizabetha,  fil.  et  hterea  Job 'is  Stepleton,  de  Stepleton. 


7 


Thomas  Leighton.yMargareta,  filia  et  lirvr.  Johannis  Drake,  de  co.  Wilton,  militia. 

I I . , __ — ^ ~— — ^^_^__.  _. 

Richardus  Leigh  ton. =pjocosa,  fil.  et  haer.  Hugonis  Cor  .  .  .  militia.         Elizabeth*.         Margaret*. 


Richardus        Eliza-     Alicia,    uxor     Edwardus      Loigh-^Amicia,        Jocusa.      Eliza-      Joh'e»   Leigbton,    de=pAnc*ret»,  fll.  et  una  bm- 


Leighton,        betha.      Job 'is  Staple-     ton,  de  Stretton,  in 


ob.  a.  p. 


ton,  militia.        com.  Salop,  2  fil. 


filia  Tim 
Hop  ton. 


betba.      Watlenburgh,  in  com. 
Salop  ;  fil.  et  haer. 


redum  Johannu  Burgh 
de  Muuthu).  militu. 


.loh'is 
Leigbton, 

<!<•  Cotes. 


filia 
Joh'is  Salter, 
de  Wrockwar- 
don,  in  co.  Sal. 


Jana, 
uxor 
Jobannia 
Jennings. 


Willi'mus=pDorothea, 


Leighton, 
2  filiua. 


filia  Thoma! 

Lacon, 

militia. 


Jana,  uxor 
Joh'is 
Breyn,  de 
Bridgnortb . 


Kliza- 
betba. 


Anna.filia^Thomai     Leighton.^Elisabetha,  filia  Wall,  n 
Rogeri        I  de    Watleiborough,  I  DeTereux  D'ni  rYrn-r>. 
Baker,  de     in  co.  Salop,  mile*  ;     de  Hartley,  relict*  Ki>  'i 
Salop.         |  tiiiun  et  ben*.          |  Corbet,  militia. 
See  A,  p.  190.  Stt  B,  p.  190. 


Elizabetha,      Radulphus=Anna,         Anna,  uxor          Jana,  uxor    Thorn.         Anna,  filia  Regi-=p\Vill'us  Leigb-^babella,   filia 


ux.  Tin 

mae      Leighton, 

filia  Tho.     Johannis  Jen-     Screven, 

de  Frodea- 

Caaton. 

de  Cotes. 

Trent-         nings,  de  Wol-     ley,  in  com.  Salop, 

ham.            verton. 

s.p. 

El'iza- 

Anna,    uxor      Ricbar-  =pCecilia,    fil. 

Jocosa, 

Johanna, 

iH-tba, 

Tboma;                dua 

Rob'ti  Cres- 

ux.   Cfeor- 

ux. 

ux. 

Acton,  de            Leigh- 

set,  de  Up- 

gii   Mason, 

Thooa 

Rob'ti 

Brockton,  in     ton,  de 

ton  Creaset, 

dc'     Here- 

Mason, de 

Ovfher. 

co.  Wigorn.       Cotes. 

in  co.  Salop. 

ford. 

co.  Salop. 

naldi  Corbet,  re- 
nupta  Edwardo 
Mitton. 


ton,  e  Concilio 
in  Marciu 


Dorothea  ux.    Ricardi   Prince,  de 

Abbey  Koryat  juxta  Salop. 
Henricus  Leigbton. 
Elizabeth*  ux.  Edward!  Latwieh. 
Eleanor*,  ux.  I'honia-  Limn. 
M*ria  ux.  Joh'ia  Parry,  de  Pa*too. 


-Isabella,  mi*           i 
Tho.  Onnnlow,     Will'i  Krton.  .!<• 
lilij    Edw*rdi         Ledbrig.incom. 

Onncalow.               Hereford. 

Will-in    = 
Leighton, 

•oror 

Richard- 

UijfcUHI. 

dePlwb, 

W*lten 

I 

Karroo  rt. 

Salop, 

niiliu*. 

mile*. 

2  c 


190 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


a 

-H-i- 


1.  Anna,  ux.  Thomas  Aus-  4.  Katherina,  uxor 

ten,  de  Ludlow.  Ed'ri  Bagulegh,  de          mus 

2.  Francisca,    uxor    Ed'ri       com.  Staff.  Leigh- 
Brooke,  de  Stretton.  6.  Elizabetha.                     ton,  3 

3.  Jana.  Thomas  Leighton,  fil.  5.     fil. 
5.   Margeria,    uxor   Rob'ti  Nicholas    Leighton,    2 

Dycher.  fil. 


Willi-  —Maria,  Richardus  Leigh - 
filia  ton,  fil.  et  ha;res. 
Kic'i  Franciscus  Leigh- 
Lang-  ton,  4. 
ley,  de  Edwardus  Leigh- 
Salop,  ton,  6. 


Harecourtus—  Elizabetha,         .  .  .  .  , 

Dorothea, 

Leigliton, 

de  fil.  Joh'is 

uxor 

uxor  .... 

Plash,  a° 

Dantsey, 

Will'i 

Good  rick, 

1623. 

militis. 

Rose 

de  insula 

clerici. 

Eliensi,   in 

co.  Cantabr. 

A  (p.  189). 


B  (p.  189). 


r~n  —            —  ,  —               —  r_               —  ,_  ,  —         —  ,  —         —  -,  — 

Edwardus,              Jocoaa,  ux.           Elizabetha,  ux.     Ancareta,     Margareta,       Alicia, 

nup-     Joh'es  Leighton,  -r-Jocosa. 

fil.            Thomas. 

Willi'mus,               Will'iSpencer,     Jacobi       Leich,     Matilda,       uxor  Joh'is  .    ta   Rogero        de  Watlesburgh, 

Ed'ri, 

Baronis     Richardus. 

Thomas,                  de  Witon.             de  Newton.                 s.  p.          ;ip.  Henry.        Howks.             in  com.  Salop,  ar. 

Dudley 

s.  p. 

s.  p. 

1.  Elizabetha,   uxor  Tho-     3.  Jana,   uxor  Ste-     Elizabetha,=Edward'  =j=Anna,  fil. 

5.  Cecilia,  uxor  W*  Jennyns,  de 

Thomas      ^Klizabetha, 

mse  Scriven,  de  Frodea-       phani  Sankey,  s.p.     filia  Ed-          Leigliton,     Pauli  Darrell, 

Walleborn,  renupta  Barker. 

Leigliton, 

filia  Fran- 

ley,  in  com.  Salop.               4.  Elianora  ux.            wardes,            de  Wat-       de  Lillingston 

6.  Dorothea,  ux.  Thorn 

B  Onnes- 

capitaneus 

cisci 

2.  Katherine,     ux.     Ric'i       Th'ae  Heneage,         relicta             lesburgh,      Darrell,  in  co. 

low,  de  Boreaton,  in  co. 

Salop. 

insula!  de 

Knollea, 

Wigmore,  renupta  Joh'i       de  comit.  Lincoln.     Meverell.        miles  ; 

Bucks. 

Carolus    Leighton,    capitaneus, 

Garsey, 

militis. 

Dodg,  de  Kent.                                                                             ob.  1593. 

s.  p. 

2  filius. 

i 

,  

I                  i                    i 

1                      1 

Richar-=Kathe-       Eliza-      Katherina,      Jocosa.ux.  Fran-     Tho.  Leigh-^Klizabetha, 

3.  Johan-     Willi'mus^J  ana,  filia 

Thomas  =Maria,filia 

dus            rina,          betha,     ux.  Caroli        cisci   Bromley,         ton.de  Wat- 

filia  Will'i 

nes,  s.   p.     Leighton, 

Ed'ri 

Leighton. 

et  cohaeres 

Leigh-       filia            uxor        Fox,  secre-      renupta   Waltero     lesburgh,  in 

Gerrard,mil. 

4  films. 

Grey,  de 

Edwardi 

ton,  2        Will'i        Ed'ri      tarii                  Wrottesley,   de        com.  Salop, 

Marescalli 

1  Powis. 

Baronis 

films.         Moston.     Fox.       Wallise.           com.  Staff.               ar. 

Hiberniee. 

Zouch. 

i  

1 

Rolandus      Leonellus  Leighton,     Anna,  uxor          Maria,  uxor              Rob'tus     Leighton  ,= 

n 

=Anna,  fil.  Edwardi     Edwardua 

1    i 
Thomas. 

T   1     I 

Leticia. 

3.                 4,  duxit  Janam,  fil.     Rog'i  Greves,        Rob'ti  Owen,  de     de  Wattlesborough, 

Devereux  de  Castle     Leighton, 

Edward. 

Elizabetha. 

Jana,            Thomffi  Harper,  de     de  co.  Wigorn,     le  Woodhouse,  in     in   com.  Salop,  ar. 

Bromwich,  in  com.     2,  coetebs, 

Grisalda. 

».  p.            com.  Cestr'.                 militis.                  com.  Salop.              fil.  et  hajr.  1623. 

Staff.  Baronetti.          1623. 

Edwardus  Leighton,  aet.  14  annorum  t'p'e  visitationis.  Thomas  Leighton,  2. 


THE  LEIGHTON  FAMILY. 


1'Jl 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  in  the  COLLEGE  of  ARMS,  L< 

[G.  15,  p.  43.J 


Sir  Richard  Leighton,  of  Leighton,  in  co.  Salop,  K.yAlyce,  daughter  to  Phillip  L.  Strange. 


William  Leighton,  Esquier=p 


Jcnkyn  Leighton^. . . . 


:r 


Richard  Leighton^. .  . . 

I 


I 

John  Leighton^Maud,  daughter  and  heir  of  Watkyn  Cambrey,  in  Strettone*  Dale. 

I 

Edward  Leighton-pElizabeth,  daughter  and  heire  to  John  Stypleton,  of  Stypleton. 


ignton^p 


John  Leighton,  Esquier^Ancreta,  daughter  and  heir  to  Sir  John  Burghe,  Lorde  of  Mouthey. 


Sir  Thomas  Leyghtun,  Knight=pElizabeth,  daughter  to  Sir  Walter  Devereux,  Lord  Ferrari. 


John  Loighton,  Esquier,  sonn  and  heireyjoyce,  dau.  to  Edward  Sutton,  Knight,  Lord  Dudley. 


Richard  Leyghton,  2 


1  — 
Edward        =pAnne,  dau. 

Thomas  Leighton, 

Charles 

Elizabeth, 

Jane  2nd,  mar. 

Katherine  mar.   to  Ric. 

DorothySth, 

fyilcy  0th, 

Leighton,  of 

to  Pawle 

K.  Captayne  of 

Leighton, 

to  Thomas 

to  Stephen 

Wygmore,    of    London, 

mar.  to 

t,>  William 

Wattles- 

Darrell,  of 

Jernesey,  mar. 

3d,  slayn  at 

Scryven,  of 

Sankey. 

1  st  husband  ;  Lymner  of 

Thomas 

Jennyngi 

borough, 

Lillingston, 

Elizabeth,  dau.  to 

Newhaven, 

Frodesley, 

Elenor,  4  dau. 

Norfolk,  2nd   husband  ; 

Onneslow, 

of  Sallopp. 

in  com. 

in  com. 

Sir  Francis 

sans  yssue. 

in  the 

mar.  to  .... 

Callerd,    3rd    husband  ; 

of  Alton,  in 

Sallop, 

Buck. 

Knolls,  Knight. 

county  of 

Hennage,  of 

Edward  Dodge,  4th  hus- 

com. 

Esquier. 

Sallopp. 

....  in 

band  ;  and  had  ytsue  by 

Sallopp.  ar. 

com.  SUIT. 

them  all  4. 

Richard            Thomas  Leigh 

pElizabeth,  dau. 

John 

T 

William 

Katherine,  1st  dau.     Elizabeth,  2nd  dau. 

Joyce,  3rd 

dan.  mar. 

Leighton,         ton,  sonn  and 

to  Sir  William 

Leighton, 

Leighton, 

mar  to  Charles 

mar.  to  Edward  Foxe,     to  Sir   Francis   Drum 

2nd  sonn.         heire  appa- 

Gerrard,  of 

3rd  sonn. 

4th  sonn. 

Fox,  of  Bromneld,      of  Gutet,  in  c.  Sallop 

,      ley,  of  Healon.  in  r. 

rent. 

Chester,  K. 

in  c.  Salop,  ar. 

ar. 

Sallop,  ar. 

r 

Anne. 

Jane. 

Certified  by  E.  LEIGHTON. 


2  c  2 


192  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  in  the  COLLEGE  of  ARMS,  LONDON. 

[Phil.  37,  p.  24.] 


Sir  Rio"  Leighton=p  Alice,  dau.  to  Phillipp  Le  Strange. 


Wm.  Leighton^..  .. 

I 

r 
Jenkin  l,eighton=p. .  . . 

I 


Rio.  Leighton^ .... 


John  Leighton^Mauld,  dau.  and  heir  to  Watkin  Cambray. 
J 


Edward  Leighton=pElizabeth,  dau.  and  heir  to  Jno.  Stepleton,  of  Stepleton. 


John  Leighton,  of  Watlesborow^Anacreta,  dau.  and  heir  to  Edward  Leighton,  of  Stretton.  -pAnne,  1st  dau.  to  Thorn, 

in  com   Salop.  I  John  Burgh.  I  Hopton. 


,^j-Anacreta,  aau.  ana  neir  10  i^awara  i,eigiuon,  01  otreuon.  -p^ 

I  John  Burgh.  I 

J  , I 


Sr  Thomas  Leighti,n=p. .  . .  John  Leighton,  of  the  Cotts=pJane,  dau.  to  John  Salter. 


John  Leighton,  of  Watelsburg^ Raffe  Leighton=pA.nne,  dau.  to  T.  Trentham. 


r 


r 
Edward  Leighton^  Anne,  dau.  to  ... 
of  Watlesburgh.       Darell,  of  Lilling- 
ston. 

Sir  T.  Leighton,  =Elizabeth,  dau.  to  Sr 
Captaine  of             F.   Knolls,    K.    of  yf 
Gernsey.                   Garter 

Ric*    Leighton,  of  yc^Cicily,  1st  dau.  to 
Cotts  in  com.  Salop.         Cressett  of  Upton. 

r        '        "~i 

1             1             i 

II                                    i 

...  Leighton,  mar.  ...  dau.  to  Sr     Joice  ux.   Francis    Bromley,         Ric'.     Wui.       Nic".      Anne.       Francis.       Jane.       Margery.       Katherin. 
Wm.  Gerard,  of  Chester.  sonn  and  heir  to  Sr  George. 


THE  LEIGHTON  FAMILY. 

PEDIGREES  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHKOPSHIRE  in  the  COLLEGE  of  ARMS,  LOM 

[C.  20,  p.  591.] 


Leighton^= 


iton=?=. 


Willi'mus  Leighton  de  Leigbton,  Ar.  30  H.  8  obijt  sine  p'le.  Thomas  Leighton^ 

i  —  |    ' —  I 

Hugo  Leighton=p. ...  fll.  Ownslow.  fill*  nupta  Thome  Poyner. 


Job' 


us  Leigbton^Dorothea,  filia  Will'mi  Otelye  de  Pitchford. 


r™ 


Job  'es  Leighton  de-p-Catharina  soror       Catharina   nupta        Thomas  Leigbton.  =p.    ..       Alicia  nopta  Thome  Leighton  filio  Ladorid 
Leighton.  I  Ric'i  Newport.         Thomie  Newport.  Leigbton  fllij  nat.  Will'mi  Lcigblon. 


e-p-atarna  soror       Catharina   nupta        Thomas  Leigbton.  =p 
I  Ric'i  Newport.         Thomie  Newport. 

1  ---  - 


,         ~L 


JoliVs  Loighton  de-pCatherina,  fil.  Thomae         Franciacus  Elizabetha,  nupt  George  Margarcta,  nupta   Rog'o          Eliiabetba,  nupt.    Joh'i 

Dycher,de  Muckleton.         Leighton.  Smyth',  de  Morevyld.  Haughton,  de  Beckbnry.          Charleton,  de  L«  Hey. 

Ric'us  Leigbton  =p Maria,  fil.  Will'mi  Hay irtfd        Ed wardus  =  Maria,  fll.  Coles  de       Georgia*, 
de  Leighton.          I  de  Litle  Wenlock.  Leighton        Hatfield. 


John  Leighton  filing  et  h.  Maria  Leigbton. 

RlCHARD   1.1  I'. II  I..N 


[C.  20,  p.  323.] 


John  Leigbton  de  Watleaburgh  in  com.  Salop^. . . . 


Will'us  Leighton, "Anna,  filia   Roger!   Baker,         Thomas  Leighton,    de   Watles-^Klizabetha,  filia  Walter  Derereux  li'ni  F 
•2  lilius.  de  Shrewsbury.  burgh,  in  co.  Salop,  miles.  de  Charlie;,  rclicta  Kic'i  Corbet. 


John   Leighton, 
in  co.  Salop,  ar. 

de  Watlesburgh,=^Jocoaa,  filia 
Dudley. 

Eil'ri  D'ni 

Thomas,  RicarJus, 
•  P- 

=  Ann»,    til.   Pauli 
I>aroli,    de    Lil- 
lingston    Dain-ll. 
in  co.  Buck. 

Thomas  Leigbton, 
miles,  Capitaneus 
de  Garnsey,  2  fil. 
mar.  Elizabetba. 

Elizabetha,  uxor 
Thomje  Screven, 
de  Frodesk'y,  in 
co.  Salop,  ar. 

Katherina. 
Jana. 
Eleanora. 
Cecilia. 
Dorothea. 

Carolus 
Leighton, 
Capitaneus, 
s.  p. 

Klizabetha,  filia  =K.lwarda»     lx?ighton,= 
Edwardes,               de    Watlesburgb,    in 
relicta                      co.    Salop,   milea,  fit 
Meverell.                 et  her.  Johannu. 

Thomas  Leighton,  do  Watlegburgh^Elizabetha,  filia  Will'!  Gerrard, 


in  co.  Salop,  ar. 

militis,  Marescalli  Hibernue. 

Maria,  uxor 
Robti  OWM,  d« 
le  Woodboow,  ia 
oo.  Salop. 

Edwardus 

Leighton,  2 
fil.  cifilebs  a° 
1623. 

~TT 
Rolandus  3. 
Jana, 
obierunt 
s.  p. 

1 

Leonellus  Leighton, 
duxit  Janam  fil. 
Thomic  Harper,  de  oo. 
Cestriffi. 

Rob'tus  Leighton,  de      - 
Watlesburgh,     in    com. 
Salop,  ar.  fil.  et  bares, 
1623. 

:Anna,  filia  Ed'ri  Deve- 
reux   de  Cattle    Brom- 
wicli,  in  co.  Staff.  Baro- 
netti. 

Anna,  uxni 
Roger!    QreBres, 
de  co.  Wigorn', 
militia. 

Edwardus  Leighton,  fil.  et  hier.  Thomas  Leighton,  "  fll. 

a'tatis  1 4  annorum,  a"  1623. 

RICHARD  STKPHI N>.  1623 


194  STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PKblGREES  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  in  the  COLLEGE  of  ARMS,  LONDON. 

BRADFORD  NORTH,  taken  at  Wellington,  llth  Aug.  1663. 
[C.  35,  p.  61.] 


Richard  Leighton,  of  Leighton,^=Mary,  daughter  to  William  Hayward,  of  Little 


in  com.  Salop,  esq. 


Wenlock,  in  the  countie  of  Salop. 


John  Leighton,  of  Leighton,  esq.=j=Sarah,  daughter  to  Row.  Lea,  of     Mary,  wife  to  Rich.  Phillips, 
set.  34  ann.  11  Aug.  a°  1663.  Chorlton,  in  com.  Salopise.  of  Netley,  in  com.  Salop. 

I 1 1 1 ~ — • 1 1 

3.  John  2.  Rowland.  1.  Richard,  set.  13  an.  11  Aug.  1663.  2.  Sarah.          1.  Mary. 


Certified  by  RICHARD  VICKERS, 

on  the  behalfe  of  JOHN  LEIGHTON,  Esq. 


FORDE  HUNDRED,  taken  at  Shrewsbury,  24th  Aug.  1663. 
[C.  35,  p.  55.] 


Robert  Leighton,  de  Watlesburgh,  esq.^=Anne,  dau.  to  Sr  Edward  Devereux,  of  Castle  Bromwich,  bar'. 

Martha,  daughter  to  Thomas  Owen,  of  Shrewsbury  ;=Edward  Leighton,  died=p  Abigail,  daughter  and  heire  to  Will.  Stephens,  of  Shrewsbury  ; 
second  wife.  an"  1636.  first  wife. 


1 


1.   Robert  Leighton,  of  Watlesburgh,  esq.=pGertrude,  daughter  to  Edward  Baldwin,     2.  Thomas  Leighton  ;  died 


set.  44  ann.  26  Aug.  a°  1663. 


of  Didleborough.  unmarried. 


2.  Abigail.  1.  Edward   Leighton,     2.  Thomas.          5.  William.         8.  Robert. 

1.  Mary.  son  and  heire,  set.  14     3.  John.  6.  Charles.          9.  Bold, 

an.  26  Aug.  1663.  4.  Richard.         7.  Baldwin.         10.  Titus. 


Certified  by  ROBERT  LEIGHTON,  Esq. 


THE  LEIG11TON  FAMILY. 


LOG 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  in  the  COLLKUK  of  AKMS,  LONDON. 

ID  10-14,  p.  158.] 


Anna  Maria,  only  issue  and  heir  of  Richard^Sir  Cliarlton  Leighton,  of  Watlesborough,  i 
Mitton,  of  Halston,  co.  Salop,  eeq.  co.  Salop,  Bart.  ;  died  5th  May,  1780. 


i=pKmma,  dau.  of  Sir  Robert  Maude,  of  Ireland, 
bart.  ;  nuur.  in  Oct.  17ii  ;   2d  wifa. 


Nicholas     Smythe,= 
of  Condover  anil  of 
North  Nibley,  esq., 
High  Sheriff  of  co. 
Gloucester  ;      died 
:'.  March,  1790. 

r 
=Anna    Maria,   succeeded    to   the 
Condover  estates  by   her  grand- 
mother's will  ;  mar.  at  St.  George 
Hanover  Square,  19  Jan.  1767  ; 
died   27    Feb.   1776,    aged    33  ; 
buried  at  Condover. 

Sir  Cliarlton   Leighton, 
of  Watlesborough.  Bart.. 
eldest    ton    and     heir  ; 
died    unmar.    in    Dec. 
1784. 

Honor  ; 
died 
young. 

—  1 
Annabella  ;  mar.  to 
William  Childe,  of 
Kinlct,    in    Salop; 
living  in  1816. 

Sir   Robert   Leigh- 
ton,      of      Wallet- 
borough    aforesaid, 
Hart  ,  2d  too  ;  wic- 
ceeded  hit  brother 
Sir  Charl  ton,  1784. 

ima*. 

!    ^Anna  Maria 

Nicholas    Owen    Smythe=Harriet,  only  dau.  of 

Letitia  Sophia,  2d  sitter; 

Caroline   Kliiabeth, 

Louisa  Harriet,  4th 

Pembi'r- 

Emma,  eldest 

Owen,  of  Condover,  esq  , 

James   Townsend,  of 

born  1  Feb.  1772  ;  mar. 

3rd  titter;   mar.  18 

titter  ;  mar.  at  St. 

ton,  of 

dau.;  born   15 

eldest  son  and  heir  ;  born 

Bruce  Castle,  in  Tot- 

byspecial licence  in  Port- 

Jan.l7l»4,toCharlet 

George  '»,  Hanover 

Longnor, 

May,   1770, 

7  March,  1769  j  took  the 

tenham,  co.    Middle- 

man   Square,    16    Feb. 

Cholmondeley,  '_'nd 

Square,     in     May, 

in  the 

and  mar.  at 

su  rname  and  arms  of  O  wen 

sex,     esq.,    alderman 

1791,  to  Henry  Augiutut 

ton  of  Thomas  Chol- 

17H8,   to    Chu-let 

county 

Condover,  9 

by   virtue   of  the   King's 

and    sometime    Lord 

Leicester,   etq.,  brother 

mondeley,    of    Vile 

Leienler,  <>f  Stan- 

of  Salop, 

Feb.  1792  ; 

Royal  Sign  Manual,  be<r- 

Mayor     of    London  ; 

of  Sir  John  Fleming  Lei- 

Royal,   in  co.   I'll. 

thorue      Hill,      in 

esq. 

now  eldest 

ing  date  24  Feb.  1700  ; 

mar.  at  Tottenham  12 

cester,  bart  ,  of  Ireland. 

OH*. 

Chethirs,  etq. 

co-  heir  of  her 

died,  without  issue,  30  Jan. 

July,    1790  ;     living 

T 

T 

=? 

brother,  1814. 

1804  ;  bur.  at  Condover. 

1815. 

4- 

4 

4- 

Edward  William  ;  took  the  name  of  Smythe  Owen  on=Charlotte  Maria,  dau.  of  John  Edward  Maddocki, 
succeeding  to  the  estates  of  his  uncle  ;  mar.  1824.  etq.  of  Vronyw,  co.  Denbigh. 


196 


STEMMATA  BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE  by  EICHARD  LEE,  1564,  with  Additions  up  to  1620. 

[MS.  Harl.  1241,  fo.  21.] 


Sr  Tytus  Leighton,  k'.^Lettice,  dau.  to  Hugh  de  Brun,  bro.  to  W"1  Vallence,  Earl  of  Pembrooke. 
Sr  William  Leighton,  k'.^Alicia,  dau.  to  Nic.  Buttler,  E.  of  Ormond. 


Sr  Richard  Leighton,  k'.^pAlice,  dau.  to  Phillip  Lo.  Strange,  of  Knocking  and  Bassett. 
William  Leighton^Isabel,  dau.  to  Humphrey  Pichard,  k'. 


Jenkin  Leighton-]- Joyce,  dau.  to  Sr  Hugh  Sandford,  k'. 
Richard  Leighton=^Joan,  dau.  to  Hugh  Pigott,  de  Chettwin. 


John  Leighton. -T-Maud,  dau.  and  heire  to  Watkin  Cambrey,  Lo.  of  Stretton  Dale. 

Edward  Leighton  ^Elizab.  dau.  and  heire  to  John  Stapleton.         Thomas  Leighton.=i=Margarett,  dau.  and  heire  to  Sr  Jo"    Drake, 
B.  a  lion  ramp1  or,  2  tayles.  of  Warr'shiere,  k1. 


Jo"  Leigh-=j=Anghared,    dau.     Elizabeth.      Joyce.        Anne.      Edward      ^Amye, 


ton,  de 
Wattle- 
barrowe. 


and  coheire  to  Sr 
John  Burgh,  k', 
of  Mowthie. 


Leighton, 
of  Stretton, 
3  sonne. 


dau.  to 
Thomas 
Hopton. 


Rich.  Leighton. =pjoyce,  dau.  and  heire  to     Eliz. 
j    Sr  Hugh  Cornwall,  k'. 

I 1 1 

Richard.  Eliz.  Alice. 


See  A,  p.  197. 


William   =pDorothy,  dau.  to  Sr     Joane,    uxor    Jo"     Elizabeth,  uxor        Anne,  dau.  to=f  Sr  Thomas  Leigh-^pElizab.    dau.    to   Wal-=^Richd    Corbet, 


Leighton.  I  Tho8  Lacon,  k1.  Breyne,  de  Bridg-     W™  Lister. 


Roger  Baker,     ton,  of  Watlebor-  I  ter  Deueraux.  Lo.  Fer-     1  husbd.  [Died 


1 

i 

north. 

of  Salop. 

ro\ve,  k'.                      rers  of  Chartley.                  10  H.  7,  Harl. 
1396,  57  b.] 

Jane,    uxor. 
Thomas 
Scriuen, 
of  Frods- 
ley. 

Anne,    dau.= 
to   Reiguold 
Corbett, 
2'r   to   Mit- 
ton. 

=William        = 
Leighton, 
one  of  the 
Councel  of 
the  Marches. 

-Isabell,  dau. 
to  Thomas 
Onslowe,  of 
Edw.  Ons- 
lowe. 

Margerie, 
uxor  Wm 
Eyton  de 
Lodbury, 
com.  Hereff. 

Edward 
W» 
Thomas, 
ob.  s.  p. 

Joyce,  uxorWm  Spencer,  of  Witton, 
Eliz.  uxor  James  Leech,  of  Newton. 
Angarett  and  Maud,  ob.  s.  p. 
Margarett,  uxor  John  Howley. 
Alice,  uxor  Roger  Hawkes. 

John     = 
Leigh- 
ton,  of 
Watles- 
borowe. 

1    1 
=Joyce,       Thomas 
dau.  to      and  Rich. 
Edward    Leighton  , 
Lord         ob.  s.  p. 
Dudley. 

r  i    i    i    i  — 
Dorothy,  uxor  Rich. 

Sr  \y>  =f=Willgifred, 

Rich.         Eliz.     uxor    Tho'     Katherine,    uxor 

2.  Tho-=pEliza, 

Eliz.  —  Sr  Ed-  =^Anne, 

Prince,  of  Salop. 

Leigh- 

dau.  to 

Leigh-         Scriuen,  of  Ird 

Rich.Wigmore,  2 

mas 

dau.  to  Sr 

dau.  to         ward 

dau.  to 

Elinor,  uxor  Thomas 

ton,  of 

Symond 

ton.              ley  (Frodsley  ?) 

to  Doge  of  Kent. 

Leigh- 

Francis 

Ed-     Leigh- 

Paule 

Lister. 

Plash, 

Harecourt, 

Joan,uxorStephen     Charles  Leighton, 

ton, 

Knowles 

wards,           ton,  k', 

Dorrell, 

Henry  Leighton. 

k'. 

sister  to  Sr 

Sankey. 

Elinor,  uxor  Tho. 

Cap.  of 

relic,  to       1593. 

de  Lill- 

Mary,  uxor  Jo"  Parry, 

Walter. 

Dorothie 

uxor 

Henadge,of  Line. 

Garns- 

M  ove- 

ingston. 

of  Paston. 

Tho.  Onslowe. 

sey. 

rall. 

Elizabeth,  uxor  Edw. 

Cicely,   uxor  Wm 

Lutwich. 

Jenings 

i 

I 
(  !  1 

Dorothy,       Harcourt 

n 
=Eliza-            Rebecca, 

ThomasLeigh-     Wil-     =pjane,         Kiehd,  2. 

~r 
Thomas  ^Eliz.  dau. 

Eliz.  uxor  Edw.  Foxe. 

uxor  .  .  .        Leighton, 

beth,dau.     uxorW1" 

ton.                     liam,  4. 

dau.  to     John,  3; 

Leigh- 

to  S'  W» 

Kath.     uxor     Charles    Fox, 

Goodrich,     an'o!623 

to  Sr  Jo"      Roo- 

Mary,dau.and 

Edw.          ob.  s.p. 

ton,  of 

Gerrard,  k' 

Secretary  of  Wales. 

of  the  Isle 

Dansey,        church. 

coheire  to 

Gray,of     Mary,  ob. 

Watles- 

Marshall  in 

Joyce,  uxor  Francis  Bromley, 

of  Ely. 

k«. 

Lo.  Zouch. 

Powis.         s.  p. 

borowe. 

Ireland. 

2'?  to  Walter  Wrotesley,  of 

Staffsh. 

1 

i 

r  i             i 
Thomas        Lettice. 

Eliza.            Grissell 

Robert  Leigh-=pAnne, 

dau.  to  Edw.  Deuo- 

Lionel,  4.           Anne,  wife     James,        Mary,  uxor 

Edward. 

ton,  ofWatles- 

raux,  of  Castle  Bromwich, 

Rowland,  3.      to  Rich 

mort.           Robt.   Owen, 

borowe. 

com.  Warw. 

Edward,  2.        Grene, 

k*.                          de  Salop. 

Edward  Leighton. 


Thomas,  2  sonne. 


THE    LEIGHTON    FAMILY  1H7 


Joane,   uxor   John     John   Leighton,  of^Jane,  dau.  to  Jo"  Baiter,  d«  Rocardtne, 


Jennings.  <'<>t'<  -. 


in  com.  Salop. 


Itaph  Leighton,  of  Gotten. =pAnne,  dan.  to  Tho.  Trentham. 


Kichard  Leighton,=pCicely,  dau.  to  Robert  Ores-     Eliza,  uxor  Robert     Anne,  uxor  Tho.  Acton,  de     Joyce,  uxor  Qeorge  Maton,     Joan*,  uxor  Tin 


of  C'ottes 


set,  of  Upton  Cressett.  Dycher.  Brockton,  com.  Wigorn.  "fllrrefch. 


1.  Anne,  uxor     2.  Francis,  uxor     5.  Jane.  4.  Katherine,  uxor  Ed-     Edward,  6  «onnc.  NVilluun,  3  mnne  ;     Kranrii,  4  MOM. 

Austin, of  Lml-     Ivlw.  Brooke,  of    3.  Margery,  uxor       ward  Baggley,  of  Staff.     Nicholas,  2  sonne.  mar.  dan.  to  Rich.     Thorn**,  SIMNM. 

lowe.  Stretton.  Robert  Dycher.     6.  Elizabeth.  Richard  Leighton,  1  tonne.     Langlejr,  de  Sallop. 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHBOPSHIRK,  1564;  and  Additions,  up  to  1620. 

[MS.  Harl.  1241,  fo  1276.] 


John 


r 

John  Sankey,=^ Thomas  Ilejnes.^Mary,  dau.  to  W-  Jonea, 

of  Lane.  I     «onne  of  Henry  Moore. 

f  John  Jonnes,  of  Brockton  ,=fJane,  dau.  to  Edw.  Plowden,     Hugh  Sankey,  of  Sankey.^Jane,  dan.  to  Tho. 
in  Henley,  by  Ludlowe.  of  Plowden  Hall.  in  Lancaah. 

W«  Jonnes,  of  Eastharapton.^Jane  dau.  and  heire  to  Hugh         John  Leighton,  son  of  Hugh  Leighton, ^Dorothy,  uxor  W-  Oubj,  «q. 

Sankey.  of  Leightoo. 


Richard  Jonnes,  of  Littlewood.yAnne,  dau.  to.  John  Leigbton. 

Francis  Jonnes,  1590.         Richard  Jonnes.         Edward  Jonnes.         Lncia,  uxor  John  Broomo,  of  Broome. 
1f  Robert  Jonnes.=pGwenwhith,  dau.  to  Tho.  Middleton. 
John  ap  Robert^Jane,  dau.  to  Rees  ap  Ithell. 


JT^e.      ~~M£K<.        Richard  Jonnes,       Robert,  3  sonne.         wiiliain,  2  sonne.      Henry  Jonn..,  »n      Bdword.  5  «o«- 
M'  of  Arto. 


198 


STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE,  1584,  and  other  Collections,  by  JOHN  WITIIIE. 

[MS.  Harl.  1396,  folio  202.] 


Titus  de  Leighton,  miles.^Letieia,  fil.  Hugonis  le  Brune,  fratris  Will'i  de  Valencia,  com.  Pembrok. 
Willi'mus  de  Leighton,  miles.^Auicia,  filia  Botiler,  com.  Ormond. 


Richardus  de  Leighton,  miles. -p- Alicia,  fil.  Philippi,  Dom'i  Strange  de  Knokin. 


Willimus  Leighton. ^Isabella,  filia  Humfri  Pichard,  militis. 
I 


Jenkinus  Leighton.^Joeosa,  fil.  Hugonis  Sandford,  militis. 


i.^J 


Richardus  Leighton. =j=Johanna,  fil.  Hugonis  Pigot,  de  Chetwine. 
J 


Johannes  Leighton.^Matilda,  fil.  et  hares  Watkini  Cambrey,  de  Stretton  Dale. 

p J 

Edwardus  Leighton.=pElizabetha,  fil.  et  haer.  Joh'is  Stapleton,  de  Stapleton. 


Thomas  Leighton.-j-Margareta,  filia  et  ha?r.  Joh'is  Drake,  de  com.  Wilts,  militis. 


Richardus  Leighton. ^Joeosa,  fil.  et  hffir.  Hugonis  Cor  .  .  .  militis. 


Richardus 
Leighton, 
ob.  s.  p. 

Eliza- 
betha. 

Allicia,   uxor 
Joh'is  Staple- 
ton,  militis. 

Edwardus     Leigh-^Annicia, 
ton,  de  Stretton,  in     filia  Tho' 
com.  Salop,  2  filius.  |  Hopton. 

Jocosa. 

Eliza- 
betha. 

—  1 
Johannes    Leighton, 
W'attlesburgh,     in 
Salop,  fil.  et  hosres. 

de= 

CO. 

=Ancareta,    fil.    et    una 
hooredum  Joh'is  Burgh, 
de  Mowthwy,  militis. 

Joh'es       = 
Leighton  , 
de  Cotes. 

pjana,   fil.  Joh'is     Wil 
Salter,  de  Wrok-     Lei 
mardin,    in     co.     2  fi 
Salop. 

r 
limus  = 
*hton, 
ius. 

filia    J 
1 

mi.      £ 

=Dorothea,  fil.     Jana,  uxor  Joh'is     Eliza-     Anna,      filia   - 
Thos.  Lacon,      Breyne,  de                betha.     Roger!  Baker, 
militis.                Bridgnorth.                           de  co.  Salop. 

Se 

pTho.    Leighton,  de= 
Wattlesborough,  in 
co.  Salop,  miles, 
filius  et  hser. 
;  A.                           See 

=Elizabetha,  filia  Walter! 
Devereux,  Dom*  Ferrers 
de  Chartley,  relieta  Ric'i 
Corbet,  militis. 

B. 

Elizabetha,       Radulphus- 
uxorThomoc     Leighton, 
Caston.             de  Cotes. 

=Anna, 
Thomae 
Trenth 

i 
ana,  uxor  Tho.  Scriven,     Anna,  filia  Reginaldi- 
e    Frodesley,    in    com.     Corbet,   renupta    Ed- 
alop,  s.  p.                            wardo  Mitton. 

-Wiili'musLeighton,=^Isabela,  fil.  Tho.     Margeria,  uxor 
e  Concilio  in  Mar-     Onslow,  filii              Willelmi    Eyton, 
chiis  \Vallise.                Edwardi  Onslow.     de  Ledbridge,  in 
com.  Heretf. 

Eliza-     Anna,  uxor           Richar-  - 
betha,     Thoiu.   Acton,     dus 
uxor       dc     Brockton,     Leigh- 
Rob'ti     in  co.  Wigorn.     ton,  de 
Dycher.                                Cotes. 

i                    i              i    i    i    i    i                                                    i 
=Cecilia,  filia         Jocosa,         Johanna,      Dorothea,    uxor    Ric'i    Prince    de     Willi'mus     = 
Roberti     Cres-     uxor              uxor                Abbey  Foryat,  juxta  Salop.                 Leighton,  de 
set,  de    Upton     Georgii         Tho.              Elianora,  uxor  Thorn.  Leson.                Plash,  in  co. 
Cresset,  in   co.     Mason.de     Mason.de     Maria,  uxor  Joh'is  Parry,  de  Paston.     Salop, 
Salop.                    co.  Salop,     co.  Salop.     Elizabetha,  uxor  Edwardi  Lutwich.     militis. 
Henrieus  Leighton. 

=Winifrida,    Richar- 
soror              dus 
Walteri         Leigh- 
Harcourt,     ton. 
militis. 

i                              I    I    I    i    I 

i    i 

Anna,  uxor  Austen, 

de  Ludlow. 
Francisca,  uxor 

Ed'ri   Brooke,    de 

Stretton. 
Jana. 


Margeria,  uxor 
Robert  Dicher. 

Katherina,  uxor 
Ed'ri  Bagulogh, 
de  com.  Staff. 

2.  Nicolaus. 


Willi'mus  Leigh- 
ton,  3  fil.  duxit 
Mariam,filiam 
Ric'i  Langley, 
de  Salop. 


Richardus  Leighton,  fil.  et 

bar. 

Franciscus    Leighton,   4 
filius. 

Edwardus,  6. 
Elizabetha. 
Thomas  Leighton,  5  filius. 


Ursula,  2  dau.=  Harcourt  =Eliza- 
of... Wiseman,     Leighton,     betha  fil. 

de  Plashe,     Joh'is 

ano.1623. 


of  London,  the 
relict  of  Sir 
Simon  Herdy, 
knt. 


Dantsey, 
militis, 
s.  p. 


uxor  Wm. 
Rove,  clerici. 
Dorothea,  uxor  .. 
Goodrick,   de  In- 
sula     Eliensi,     in 
co.  Cantabr. 


THE    LEIG1ITON    FAMILY. 


199 


1 

-Kliial- 
AUa 
Fran- 
ebol 
KM!* 

mil. 

Kilwardus.          Jucuaa, 
Willi'mus.          uxor 
Thomas.             Will'i 
Ancareta.           Spencer, 
Matilda,  s.  p.     do  Wilton. 

Kli/ul.rtlui,       Margareta,       Alicia,        Thomu          Joh'e*  Leighton,     =j 
uxor  Jacob!     uxor  Joh'is      nupta         Richard  us,     de  WaUleaborouKli, 
Leich,  de         ap  Henry.        Rogero       s.  p.                in  co.  Salop,  ar. 
Newton.                                   Hawks. 

=Jucma, 
filia  Ed'ri 

1,,-.  „.- 
Dudley. 

1.  Elizabetlia,  uxorTho.     3.  Jana,  uxor  Sto 
Scrivens,  de  Frodsley,       phani  Sankey,  s.  p 
in  com.  Salop.                   Elianora,  uxorTho 
2.  Katherina,  uxor  Ric'i       Heneage,  de  com 
Wigmoro,  ronupta              Lincoln. 
Joh'i  Dodg,  dc  Kent. 

-     Cecilia,  uxor          Elizabetha,—  t 
.     Will'i  Jcnnyns,     fllia      ....      U 
.     de    Williberne,     Edwards,       i 

d'run  Leigh-n 
>n,  de   Wat- 
esburgh, 
lies.  ob. 
593. 

=Anna,  filia      Carol  u.  Leighton,     ThoouM    - 
Pauli  Dor.      capitanoa,  a,  p.        Leighton, 
nll.de  Lil-    Dorothea,  uxor         oapitanna 
HnplM             Tho.Unslowe.de     Inxilcde 
Dorell,  in         Boreaton,  in  co.     Gamy, 
com.  Buck.      Salop.                      2  filiua. 

Barker.                  Meberell.        1 

Richar-=Kathe-        Elizabetlia,  2     Willi'-  = 
dus            rina,  111.      uxor  Ed'ri          inns 
Leigh-       Will'i         Fox.de  Greet     Leigh- 
ton,  2        Moston.      Salop.                ton,  4 
nlius.                                                        films. 

pJana,           Johan-      Tho.  Leigh-: 
filia  Ed'ri     nca,  3        ton,  de  Wat- 
Greye,  de    filius.ct      tlesburgh, 
Powys.         Maria,       in  com. 
s.  p.           Salop,  ar. 

pElizabctha,        Katherina,      JOCOM,  uxor       Tbomat  =Maha, 
filia  WiU'i         ux.  Carol!       FraneUci             Leigb-        fllia  rt. 
Gerrard,  mil.     Fox,Secre-     Bromley,  relic'    ton.            colueni 
MariscaUi          Urii  Wai-        Walteri                                 Edwardi' 
1  1  ili.-nii.i-.          liie.                 Wrotealey,  de                       itarobM 
co.  Staff.                               Zouch. 

| 

Thomas.        Leticia.             Leonellus  Leighton,     Edwardus    Robertas  Leighton,^ 
Edward.       Klizabetha.       iluxit  Janam  nliam     Leighton,     de  Watlesburgh,  in 
Greaoldia.        Thomie  Harper,  de     2,  caelebs.     com.  Salop,  ar.  til. 
com.  Castrin.                                  et  litres  a°  1623. 

i 

-Anna,  filia  Edwardi     Anna,  uxor 
Uevereux,  de  Cattle     Rogeri  Grecves. 
Bromwich,  in  com.     de  co.  Wigorn', 
Staff.  Baronetti.          mUitia. 

Maria,  ux.  Rob'ti  Owen,  dc 
le  Woodhotue,  in  co.  Salop. 
Rolandus,  3. 
Jana,  a,  p. 

Edwardus  Leighton,  set.  14  annorum  tempore  visitationis. 

*  Edmundi,  Harl.  1984,  169.— H.  G. 


Thomas  Leighton,  2. 


PEDIGREE  from  RAKDLE  HOLMES'  ADDITIONS  to  the  VISITATION  of  SHEOPSHIEE  in  1623. 

[MS.  Harl.  1983,  fol.  62.] 


Thomas  LeightonyEliza,  dau.  of  Win.  Garrett,  Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland. 

i  .     •-  — i-          -  -  I  |  '  I  I 

Rob<  Leighton,  son  and^Anne,  dau.  of  Sir  Walter  Devcreux.     Mary.       Ed w*  Leighton,       Ruwl"  Leighton,      Lionel  Laigfaton, 
heyre.  2nd  sonne.  3rd  sonne. 


T' 


Abigail,  dau.  and  heyi<yEdward  Leighton,  =fpau-  of  Thomas  Owen, 


of  Robert   Stephens,   of    so: 
Salop. 


award  Leighton,  =pi»au.  01 

m  and  heyre,  Towne  Clerke  of 

ar.  2.  I  2nd  wife. 

L 1 


Salop,     2nd 


1  1  — 
Edward. 

—  1  — 
a  dau. 

a  dau. 

Robert  Leighton,=:Gertrude,  dau.  of  Edward  Bawdwin,  of        Edward,  2nd  sonne,  12 
eldest  sonne.  Didelbury,  1646.  years  old,  1646. 


Subscribed  by  RICHARD  LBIOHTOH. 


2D2 


200 


STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE  from  the  VISITATION  of  SHROPSHIRE,  1584,  with  other  Collections  by  JOHN  WITHIE. 

[MS.  Harl.  1396,  fol.  506.] 


Hugo  Borough,  miles,^=. .  . .  filia  ....         Willielmus,  4  filius  Griff.  ap=pMargaretta,  fil.  et  hair.  Thomas,  ap  Lluellin,  ap  Owen, 


Dom'     de     Borough- 
super- Sandes. 


Dom'  Mowbray       Gwyndrin  ap  Owen  Hevelok, 
Dom'  de  Powis,  II.  2. 


ap  Merdd,  ap  Owen,  ap  Gruff,  ap  Rees,  ap  Gruff,  ap 
Rees,  ap  Tudor,  Principis  Sowth  AVallite. 


Guido  Burghe,  qui  vendidit  Baroniam     Willielmus    Borough,     Dom^. .  . . 
de  Burgh  Domino  Darcy.  de  Midleton,  miles. 


Joh'es,  fil.  Will'i  Dom'  de=pKatherina,  fil.  et  hser.  Tho.  Corbet, 
Mowthwy.  |  de  Watlesburgh. 


Hugo  Borough,  miles,  fil.  et  heres.^. .  . . 
1 


John  Burgh,    qui  maritavit  filiam  Warde,         Hugo  Borough,  miles,  Dominus  de  Mowthwy,=pElizabetha,   fil.   et  hser.  Joh'is  ap  William  Dom' de 
decomitatu  Westmorland,  ethabuit  exitum.=p     Thesaurarius  Angliaj.  I  Mowthwy. 

, ± I 

Joh'es  de   Borough,  miles, -j-Jana,  fil.  et  sola  hrcr.  Will'i  Clopton,  de  Clopton,  militis. 


Dominus  de  Mowthwy. 


et  de  Radbrook,  in  com'  Gloucestrise. 


Elizabetha,  1  fil.  et  cohser.  Ankaretta,  uxor  Isabella,  uxor  Elianora, 
uxor  Will'i  Newport,  de  Joh'is  Leighton,  Joh'is  Lingen,  uxor  Tho. 
Areote.  de  Stretton.  militis.  Mitton. 


Joh'es   Newporte,^. .  . .          Tho.   Leightou,   de-p. ...         Johannes  Lingen,^= fil Willielmus^p. . . . 


de  Areote. 


.1 


Watlesburgh,  miles. 


miles. 


Walwyn. 


Mitton. 


Thomas    ^=. .  . .          Joh'es  Leighton,-p. .  . .  Joh'es   Lingen,  de-p fil.  Joh'is  Wigmore,          Ricardus  Mytton,  de 

Newport.  fil.  et  hseres.  Tongcastell.  de  Lucton.  Mowthwy. 


on  es  L.eigiuon,-p. 

il.  et  Inures. 


Ricardus  Newport,         Edwardus  Leighton,=p. . . .          Tho.  Leighton,  de  insula         Joh'es    Lingen.  =Margaretta,    fil.   Tho. 
de  Watleborough. 


miles. 


Gernsey,  miles. 


Ingoldfeild. 


Thomas  Leighton,  de  Watlesborough^Eliz.  fil.  Will'i  Gerrard,  mil. 


Kobertus  Leighton. 


Kdwardus  Leighton. 


Rolandus  Leighton,  8.  p. 


Lvonell. 


THE    LEIGHTON    FAM  I  M  . 


20] 


GENEALOGICAL  TABLE  OF  LEIGHTON  OF  WATLESBOROUGH,  SHROPSHIRE. 

[From  Betham's  Baronetage  of  England.] 


lili-tlmi  Qruffith,          Owen,  Kees,         Riwallon,        Lords          Lords  of      Reynold,        John,  Edward, 

apConvyn,  K.  of  P.  of  P.  of  P.  of  of  Dyffryn          K.  of  K.  of  K.  of 

K.  ofPowis.       N.Wales.       Tigengle.      S.Wales.       PowU.         Arustlv.         Clnid.  Man.          England.       England. 


WILLIAM,  KING  OF  SCOTS. 


Margery-pHubert  de  Burgh. 


John,  L.  Mouthwj^Elizabeth  Corbet. 


Sir  Hubert  de  Burgh^=. .  . . 


Sir  Richard  Leighton. 


John  de  Burgh^Jane  Clifton. 


Sir  Cuthbert.  Edw.=  ..  Hopton.  1 .  John  Leighton  ^Anchoret. 


Elizabeth  Ferrers=p2.  Sir  Thomaa= 

— I 


3.  John  Leighton. 


4.  Sir  Edward,  1594. 


Sir  William  Leighton. 
LKIOHTOSS,  OF  PLASH. 


J 

5.  Thomas,  ICOO^Elizabeth  Gerard. 


Sir  Thomai=F—  Knowles. 


lO=^Eliz 


6.  Robert,  1625=r=Anne  Devereux. 
A.  Stephens^.  Edward  Leightony Martha  Owen. 


8.  Robert  Lcighton,  1689=f=G-  Baldwin. 


!9=f=G. 


Thomas  =....,  dr.  of  ....,  L.  Zouch. 

BALDWIN,  K.  of  JERUSALEM. 
Edward  Baldwin. 

Gertnide=r=R.  Leighton. 


Thomai. 


Dorothy  Charlton^I .  Sir  Edward  Leighton,  Bart,  1711-r-Jane  Nichols,  1746. 


on^= 


-  i—n  i  - 

Robert      R.  Forester  =f  II.   Sir  Edward  ,=J.  Ellick,     Job.  Dorothy.  Daniel,=rJ.  Thorold.        Franc*.       T.  Jones.  -Jane- 

1720.  I    1756.  1764.          Lettice.      Jane. 

Dorothy. 


T 


l,=rJ. 


Ma"ry~  Anna  M.  ^III.  Sircf  E«»T 
mar.  Tho  1763.  Mitton,  I  Charlt.  I  Maude. 
Jenkins.  Forester.  1750.  |  1780. 


DoT?         Herbert. 


Smith.      Cambray.     Emma.     Edward.       Cathcart. 


__     _____^  _  r_ 

IV.  Sir  ChUm,  1734.     A.  Mar7a=N.  Smith.     Honor.      Annabella.     V.  Sir  Robert.     Emm.=J.  Corbet.      Loui».     Chariott*.      H«riH.     Mary. 


202  STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


PEDIGREE   OF   THE   LEIGHTONS,    SHEWING   THEIR    DESCENT 

FROM   EDWARD   I. 

[Compiled  by  John  Bowen,  Shrewsbury.] 


EDWARD  I. 

Thomas  de  Brotherton,  Earl  of  Norfolk. 
John  Lord  Segrave^Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas  de  Brotherton. 


Thomas  Lord  Mowbray^Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John  Lord  Segrave. 

Thomas  Lord  Mowbray,  2nd  son  of  Thomas  Lord  Mowbray. 

T 

Sir  Robert  Howard^Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas  Lord  Mowbray. 


John  Howard,  Duke  of  Norfolk. 
Thomas  Duke  of  Norfolk. 


Thomas  Duke  of  Norfolk. 


Henry  Earl  of  Surrey. 
Thomas  Duke  of  Norfolk. 

Thomas  Earl  of  Suffolk. 

T1 

William  Cecill,  Earl  of  Salisbury^Katharine,  dau.  of  Thomas  Earl  of  Suffolk. 
Charles  Lord  Cranbourne. 

James  Earl  of  Salisbury. 

Sir  William  Forester,  Knt.=pMary,  dau.  of  James  Earl  of  Salisbury. 

i . 

Sir  Edward  Leighton,  Bart.=pRaeliael,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Forester,  Knt. 

Sir  Charlton  Leighton,  Bart.^Emma,  dau.  of  Sir  Robert  Maude,  Bart.,  of  Ireland. 


General  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton,  Bart.^Louisa  Margaretta  Anne,  dau.  of  Sir  John  Thomas 

Stanley,  Bart.,  of  Alderley,  co.  Chester. 


Sir  Baldwin   Leighton,  Bart.^=Mary,  dau.  of  Thomas  N.  Parker,  Esq.,  of  Sweeney,  co.  Salop. 

I 

Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.,  M.P.  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton.=Isabella,  dau.  of  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton,  Bart 


THE    LEIGIITON    FAMILY. 


Genealogy  of  the  Family  of  Leighton. 

The  Genealogy  of  the  antient  and  noble  Family  of  the  heightens,  wlio  were 
originally  seated  at  Leighton,  near  Buldewas  Abbey,  from  whence  they  moved  to 
Church  Stretton  about  the  reign  of  King  Edw.  III.,  and,  in  the  reign  of  King  Edw. 
IV.  removed  thence  to  Wattlesborough  Castle,  and  lately  have  taken  up  their 
residence  at  Loton,  the  present  Seat  of  the  Family,  with  some  corrections  and  amend- 
ments made  from  authentic  writings  and  records,  A.D.  1728. 

N.B.  Some  Etymologists,  upon  observation  of  the  various  ways  of  spelling  the 
name  of  this  Family  in  old  times,  viz.  Leton,  Letun,  Leaton,  Letone,  Lecton,  &c., 
have  conjectured  that  they  were  either  of  Roman  or  Saxon  extraction;  none  of  the 
modern,  any  more  than  the  old  ways  of  spelling  it,  having  the  least  resemblance  01 
the  British,  Danish,  or  Normond  names. 


THE  LEIGHTON  PEDIGREE. 

TOTILUS  DE  LEIGHTON,  —  lived  before  the  Norman  Conquest,  of  which  the  late  Earl  of  Oxford 

had  a  record. 

CUTHBERTUS,  —  lived  in  the  time  of  the  Conqueror,  who  is  said  to  dispossess  him  of  his  estate 
Sr.  TITOS,  —  Knt.  of  the  Sepulchre,  co-founder  of  Buildwas  Abbey,  married  ......... 

of  Lacy. 

Sr.  RICHARD,  (temp.  Edw.  I.)  —  repurchased  Manor  of  Leighton;  m.  d.  and  coheir  of  Warren. 
Sr.  TITUS,  —  Knt.  of  the  Sepulchre,  m.  Lettice,  d.  of  Hugh  Le  Bran,  bro.  to  Wm.  de  Valence, 

Earl  of  Pembroke. 

Sr.  WILLIAM,  —  m.  Amice,  d.  of  Ric.  Butler,  Earl  of  Ormond. 
Sr.  RICHARD,  (temp.  Edw.  II.)—  m.  Alice,  d.  of  Philip  Ld.  Strange,  of  Knockin. 
WILLIAM,  ESQ.,  —  m.  Isabell,  d.  of  Sir  Humph^  Pichard,  Knt. 
JENKIN,  —  m.  Joyce,  d.  of  Sir  Hugh  Sandford,  Knt. 
RICHARD,  (Edw.  H.)—  m.  Johanna,  d.  of  Hugh  Pigot,  of  Chetwynd;  M.P.  for  Shropshire 


JOHN,  (Edw.  HI.)—  m.  Margaret,  d.  and  heir  of  Sr.  John  Drake,  co.  Wilts;  High  Sheriff  for 

Salop  temp.  Edw.  IV. 
THOMAS,  —  m.  Elena,  d.  and  coheir  of  Thos.  Cambray,  of  Stretton-le-Dale;  bur.  at  Stretton 

6  H.  VI. 

EDWARD,  —  m.  Elizabeth,  d.  and  heir  of  Sir  John  Stapleton,  Knt.;  ob.  31  11.  VI. 
JOHN,  —  in.  Anchoret,  d.  and  coheir  of  Sr.  John  Burgh. 


204 


STEMMATA   BOTEVILLIANA. 


Sr.  THOMAS, — Knt.  Banneret;  ob.  10  Hen.  VIII.;  m.  I.  Elizabeth,  d,  of  Walter  Devereux, 

Ld.  Ferrers  of  Chartley ;  II.  Anne,  d.  of  Roger  Baker,  co.  Salop. 
JOHN,  ESQ.,— m.  Joyce,  d.  of  Edward  Sutton,  Baron  Dudley;  ob.  23  Hen.  VIII. 
Sr.  EDWARD, — ob.  12  Sept.,  1547;  m.   I.   Anne,  d.  of  Paul  Dayrell  of  Lillingstone  Park; 

II.  Elizabeth,  d.  of  Eowland  Edwards,  of  Shrewsbury. 
THOMAS,  ESQ. — ob.  1600;  m.  Elizabeth,  d.  of  Sr.  Wm.  Gerrard. 

EGBERT, — ob.  1625;  m.  Elizabeth,  d.  ofEdw.  Devereux  of  Castle  Bromwich,  co.  Warwick. 
EDWARD, — b.  1609;   d.    1632;   m.    I.    Abigail,   d.    of   William  Stephens  of  Shrewsbury; 

II.  Martha,  d.  of  Thos.  Owen  of  Shrewsbury. 

ROBERT, — b.  1628;  d.  1688;  m.  Gertrude,  d.  of  Edw.  Baldwin  of  Diddleborough,  co.  Salop. 
Sr.  EDWARD,— (Bart.   2   March,  1692),  b.   1648;  d    1711;  m.  I.  Dorothy,  d.   of  Sr.  Job 

Charlton  of  Ludford ;  II.  Jane,  d.  of  Daniel  Nichols  of  London. 
Sr.  EDWARD, — b.  1681;  d.  1756;  m.  I.  Rachel,  d.  of  Sr.  Wm.  Forester,  of  Watling  Street, 

Salop,  Knt.;  II.  Judith,  d.  of  John  Elliot  of  Mile  End,   Esq.   and  relict  of  Captain 

Thwaites,  E.I.C. 
Sr.  CHARLTON, — b.  1715;  d.  1780;  m.  I.  Anna  Maria,  d.  of  Richard  Mytton  of  Halston; 

II.  Emma,  d.  of  Sr.  Robt.  Maude. 
Sr.  CHARLTON, — b.  1747;  d.  9  Sept.  1784,  o.  s.  p. 
Sr.  ROBERT,— b.  1752;  d.  1819,  s.  p. 
Sr.  BALDWIN, — son  of  Baldwin,  3d  son  of  Sr.  Edward,  Bart.,  of  Loton,  by  Anne,  d.  of  Captain 

Smith,  a  younger  son  of  Smith,  of  Main,  in  Ireland;  b.  1747;  d.  1828;  m.  I.  Ann, 

2nd  d.  of  Rev.  Wm.  Pigott,  of  Edgmond;  H.  Louisa  Margaretta  Anne  Stanley,  d.  of 

Sr.  Thomas  Stanley,  of  Alderley  Park,  co.  Chester. 
Sr.  BALDWIN, — b.  1805;  m.  Mary,  eldest  d.  of  Thos.  Netherton  Parker,  of  Sweeney  Hall,  co. 

Salop,     Heir,  his  son,  BALDWIN,  b.  27  Octr.  1836. 


V*. 


CONTENTS  OF  .THE  APPENDIX. 


No.  I.— PAROCHIAL  REGISTERS. 
Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  Family  of  BOTFIELD. 

PAGE 

No.  1. — From  the  Register  of  Baptisms,  Marriages,  and  Burials  in  the  Parish  of  Lee- 

botwood,  from  the  year  1549  to  the  year  1733        .             .             .             .  iii 

2. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  St.  Julian's,  Shrewsbury,  co.  Salop,  beginning 

with  the  year  1559            .......  vi 

3. — From  the  Register  of  Church  Pulverbatch     ...                          .  iJ. 

4. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  St.  Alkmund,  Shrewsbury,  co.  Salop  .              .  viii 

5. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Stottesden,  otherwise  Stoddesden,  co.  Salop        .  ix 

6. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Acton  Burnell,  co.  Salop          .  ib. 

1.— -From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Leighton,  co.  Salop  x 

8. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Wolstaston,  co.  Salop  xi 

9. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Abdon,  co.  Salop         .             .             .             .  xii 

10. — From  the  Register  Books  of  Church  Stretton,  in  the  county  of  Salop             .  ib. 

11. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Bitterley,  near  Ludlow,  May  24,  1846               .  xiii 

12. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Ludlow         .             .                          .             .  xiv 

13. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Brace  Meole,  near  Shrewsbury  .  ib. 

14. — From  Registers  at  Wenlock              ......  XT 

15. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Diddlebury,  co.  Salop.              .             .             .  XT! 

16. — From  the  Registers  of  the  Parish  Church  of  St.  Chad,  Shrewsbury,     .              .  xrii 

17. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Eaton  Constantino,  co.  Salop    .             .             .  xviii 

18. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Church  Stretton            .             .             .  A. 

19. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Dawley,  co.  Salop        .             .                          .  xix 

20. — From  the  Registers  of  the  Parish  of  Madeley,  co.  Salop         .             .  xx 

21. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Worfield,  co.  Salop        ....  xxi 

22. — From  All  Saints  Church,  Broseley,  co.  Salop             .  xxii 

a  a 


W  CONTENTS  OP  APPENDIX. 

I'ACiK 

No.  23. — From  the  Register  of  the  Parish  of  Stirchley,  in  the  county  of  Salop             .  xxii 
24. — From  the  Register  of  the  Church  of  Saints  Peter  and  Paul  at  Aston,  near 

Birmingham         ........  ib. 

25. — From   the  Register  of  the  Parish  of  Cleobury  Mortimer,  co.  Salop              .  xxiii 

26. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Norton  by  Daventry,  co.  Northampton               .  ib. 
27. — From  the  Register  of  Burials  in  the  Parish  of  Hopton  Wafers,    co.  Salop,  in 

the  year  1843         ........  xxiv 

28. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Shiffnal,  co.  Salop        ....  xxv 

29. — Certificate  of  Baptism  of  the  Children  of  Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Ford.             .  xxvi 

30. — Entries  in  a  Book  of  Common  Prayer,  wanting  the  title,  &c.             .              .  xxvii 
31. — From  a  Book  of  Common  Prayer,  &c.   Oxford,  1733;  the  Holy  Bible,  0. 

and  N.  T.  Oxford,  1736;   and  Book  of  Psalms,  London,  1735.       .             .  xxviii 
From  the  Office  of  the  Registrar- General  of  Births,  Deaths,  and  Marriages, 

Somerset  House,  London              ...                            .              .  xxix 

Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  Family  of  BAKER. 

No.  32. — From  the  Register  of  the  Parish  of  Worfield,  co.  Salop         .  .  .  xxxiii 

33. — From  the  Register  of  Market  Drayton         .....   xxxvi 

Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  Family  of  BAUGH. 

No.  34. — From  Madeley  Register      .......  xxxvii 

From  Dawley  Register       .  ......        xli 

Marriages  from  Dawley  Church,  commencing  1764  .  .  .      xliii 

Burials  from  Dawley  Church,  commencing  1764  .  .  .          ib. 

Burials  from  Malinslee  Church       .  xliv 


Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  family  of  BISHTON. 

No.  35. — From  the  Parish  Register  of  Donington       .....  xlv 

Marriages  of  the  Children  of  William  Bishton.     (Abridged  extracts.)          .  xlvii 
Marriages  of  the  Children  of  William  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife.   (Abridged 

extracts)             ........  ib. 

Baptisms  at  Donington,  Salop.  From  the  Register  commencing  A.D.  1813  xlix 
Burials  from  the  same  Register     ..... 


CONTENTS  OF  APPK.NDix. 
Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  Family  of  HECTOR. 

I   . 


I   . 

No.  36  —  From  Lichfield  St.  Mary's,  commencing  1659 


From  Lichfield  St.  Michael's,  commencing  1668     . 
From  Lichfield  St.  Chad's,  commencing  1659 

Marriage  and  Baptisms,  from  the  Registers  kept  in  the  Parish  Church 
Saint  Mary,  in  the  county  and  city  of  Liclifield,  within  the  county  of 
Stafford,  the  16th  day  of  December,  1851  .  ,/; 

.Man-iage  Bonds,  1696,  at  Lichfield  .  .  .  |jv 

From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Kingsbury    ...  ,/, 

From  the  Registry  of  the  Bishop  of  Lichfield  .  # 

Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  Family  of  WITHERING. 

No  37.  —  From  the  Parish  Church  of  Cheswardine    ....  |v 

From  the  Parish  Church  of  St.  Mary,  at  Stafford    .             .             .             .  Ivii 
From  the  Register  of  Marriages  in  the  Parish  Church  of  Saint  Martin,  Bir- 

mingham.                                                  .                                        .             .  lvjji 

From  the  Parish  Register  of  Norton,  in  the  county  of  Northampton             .  lix 

Entries  in  the  Holy  Bible.     London,  1653.     Octavo.          .             .  & 


No.  II.— COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  &c. 

No.  38. — From  Hundred  Rolls  in  the  custody  of  the  Clerk  of  the  Peace  for  Shropshire, 

at  Shrewsbury,  made  27  May,  1846,  by  George  Morris,  Esq.      .             .  lx 
39. — Dugdale  MS.  Letter  K.  Ashmolean  Museum            .             .             .             .A. 

40. — From  Gough's  Salop  MSS.     Bodleian  Library,  No.  1.         .             .             .  Ixi 

41 . — From  the  Records  of  the  Admissions  into  the  Guild  Merchant  of  Shrewsbury, 
on  the  Thursday  before  the  Feast  of  St.  Dionysius,  in  the  29th  of  King 

Henry  the  Sixth  (1451.)             .....  ib. 

42.— From  Gough's  Salop  MSS.  10,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford       .  ib. 

43.— Examination  of  Dorothy  Bullock,  10  Dec.  1605       ....  Ixii 

Examination  of  Francis  Rowe,  10  Dec.  1605           ....  Ixiii 

Examination  of  Thomas  Horwell,  10  Dec.  1605     .  ib. 

44. — From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton         ....  Ixiv 

45  — From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton-«n-le-Dale    .             .             .  Ixri 

46. — From  the  Court  Roll  of  the  same  manor,  1717        .             •                          .  Ixix 
47. — From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton -en-le-Dale,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  so  far  as  they  relate  to  property  within  the  Manor  in  which  the  name 

of  Botteville  or  Botfield  occurs       ......  ib. 

aa2 


iv  CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX. 

PAGE 

No.  48. — From  the  "  Extent  of  the  Manor  of  Stretton,  &c."  in  Blakeway's  Salop  MSS. 

Paroch.  Hist.  O  to  W.      .  .  .  .  .        Ixx 

From  a  Decree  of  the  Court  of  Chancery,  setting  forth  the  customs  of  the 

Manor  of  Stretton,  from  Blakeway's  Salop  MSS.  Parochial  Hist.  O  to  W.          Ixxi 
49. — From  Subsidy  Kolls  in  Record  Office  .....    Ixxvii 

50. — From  Bowen's  Shropshire  Collections  (Gough  MS.  Salop  4,  in  the  Bodleian 

Library,  Oxford)  .......     Ixxx 

51. — From  the  Inquisition  taken  upon  the  death  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  23rd  Eliz. 

in  the  Public  Record  Office,  Rolls  Chapel,  Chancery  Lane,  London          .    Ixxxi 
52. — From  the  Patent  Roll,  15  Charles  I.  in  the  Public  Record   Office,  Rolls 

Chapel,  London    .  ...  ib. 

53. — From  the  Court  Rolls  of  the  Manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  in  the  county 

of  Salop,  as  to  the  Botevyle  Family  .....  Ixxxii 

54. — From  a  Minute  Book  of  the  Corporation  of  Shrewsbury        .  Ixxxvii 

55. — From  the  Book  of  the  Company  of  Saddlers,  Painters,  &c.  Shrewsbury         .          ib. 
From  the  Record  of  the  Admission  of  Burgesses  in  the  Exchequer  of  Shrews- 
bury      ........  Ixxxviii 

56. — From  Gough  MS.  Salop  10,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford  (Rents  at 

Sifton,  co.  Salop)  .......  ib. 

57. — From  the  Wenlock  Rolls    .......          ib. 

58. — From  the  Corporation  Records  of  Wenlock  .  .  .  Ixxxix 

59. — From  Gough  MS.  Salop  19,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford  (Book  of  Free- 
holders, &c.  of  Salop,  qualified  to  serve  on  juries,  1773   .  .  .          ib. 
60. — From  Royalist  Composition  Papers,  H.  M.  State  Paper  Office,  1st    Series, 

XCVI.  161         .  .......          xc 

61. — From  Royalist  Composition  Papers,  H.   M.  State  Paper  Office,  1st  Series, 

XI.  789  ........         xci 

62. — From  Royalist  Composition  Papers,  H.  M.  State  Paper  Office,  1st  Series, 

XVI.  887  ........       xcii 

63. — From  the  Corporation  Records  of  Bridgnorth          ....       xciii 

64. — From  the  Books  of  the  Corporation  of  Lichfield,  relating  to  the  Family  of  HECTOR  xciv 


No.  III.— PROCEEDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  &c. 

65 — Inquisition  ad  quod  damnum  relative  to  the  manor  of  Ightefeld,  co.  Salop, 

30  Edw.  III.  from  Records  in  the  Tower  of  London  .  .  .  xcvii 

66. — Petition  of  Lewes  Blackmore  of  Dulverton,  co.  Somerset,  to  Lord  Keeper 

Egerton,  1601,  and  the  Answer  of  Thomas  Botfeld  .  .  .  xcix 


CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX. 

No.  67— Licence  of  Alienation  to  John  Botfeild  and  Margaret  his  wife  for  lands  at 

Odingley,  co.  Worcester,  1 5  Car.  I. 
68.— Case  of  Bottfield  v.  Bottfield,  165*,  from  the  Public  Record  Office,  To. 

ofLondon  .  

69. — Bill  of  Complaint  of  Thomas  Bottfeild  to  Lord  Chancellor  Clarendon,  and 

Answer  of  Richard  Bayneham,  1662       ....  CJtj 

70. — Answer  of  Richard  Bayneham,  1662,  from  the  Public  Record  Office,  Tow.  r 

ofLondon          .  cx?i 

71. — Bill  of  Complaint  of  Richard  Botfeild,  of  Letton  Court,  co.  Hereford,  and 

Answer  of  John  Lewis,  of  Harpton,  co.  Radnor,  1689      .  3, 

72. — From  an  Inquisition  Roll,  taken  at  the  death  of  Sir  John  Thynne  the  elder, 
of  his  manors,  lands,  &c.  with  their  yearly  values,  so  far  as  relates  to  the 
counties  of  Wilts  and  Somerset  . 

•  •       \-.\.\III 

73. — Collections  out  of  a  thin  folio  MS.  with  a  black  cover,  belonging  to  Lord 
Weymouth,  of  the  purchases  made  by  Sir  John  Thynne  the  elder,  builder 
of  Longleate  House.  Extracted  from  Sir  R.  C.  Hoare's  Modern  Wiltshire, 
Heytesbury  Hundred  ....  cxxviii 

74.— The  History  of  Longleat.     From  Sir  Richard  Colt  Hoare's  History  of  Modern 

Wiltshire.  London,  1824  ....  .    cxxxi 

75. — A  short  Abstract  of  the  Family  of  Thynne,  alias  Botevill,  drawn  by  Francis 
Thynne,  Lancaster  Herald,  with  continuation,  as  printed  in  Sir  R.  Colt 
Hoare's  Modern  Wiltshire,  Heytesbury  Hundred,  p.  62  .  .  cxxzvi 

76. — Family  of  Thynne.  From  a  MS.  penes  the  Marquess  of  Bath;  with  addi- 
tions by  Sir  Richard  C.  Hoare  .....  cxxxviii 

77. — From  the  Parish  Registers  of  Longbridge  Deverill,  in  the  county  of  Wilts, 

with  Observations  by  the  Vicar,  the  Rev.  W.  D  Morrice  .  .     cxlvi 

78 — From  the  Rev.  John  Brickdale  Blakeway's  "  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire,"  p.  113   cxlviii 

79. — From  the  Topographer  and  Genealogist,  vol.  iii.  p.  468,  8vo.  1855  .  .       cliii 

Table  I. — Family  of  Thynne  otherwise  Botfield  .  .       clvi 

Table  II. — Family  of  Botfield    ......     clxix 

80. — Account  of  the  barbarous  Murder  of  Thomas  Thynne,  Esq.  From  the  Me- 
moirs of  Sir  John  Reresby,  London,  1735  .  .  .  clxxi 

81. — Genealogy  of  the  Family  of  Thynne,  Marquess  of  Bath.     From  Collins'* 

Peerage  of  England,  edited  by  Sir  Egerton  Brydges,  K.J.  1812   .  .    clxxv 

82. — Extract  from  the  Chronique  du  Religieux  de  Saint  Denys,  contenant  le 
Regne  de  Charles  VI.  de  1380  a  1422,  publiee  en  Latin  pour  la  premiere 
fois,  et  traduite  par  M.  L.  Bellaguet.  Tome  troisieme.  Paris,  1841.  clx.xxviii 


CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX. 


No.  IV.— MEMOIRS,  SERMONS,  &c. 

PAKE 

No.  83. — Memoir  of  Frances  Countess  of  Hartford,  afterwards  Duchess  of  Somerset. 
From  the  Preface  to  the  Correspondence  between  the  Countess  of  Hartford 
and  Henrietta  Louisa  Countess  of  Pomfret  ....     cxcii 

84. — Memoir  of  Mrs.  Beriah  Botfield,  of  Norton  Hall,  in  the  county  of  Northamp- 
ton.    From  Miss  Koberts's  Select  Female  Biography       .  .  .     cxcvi 
85. — Extract  from  an  Obituary  Notice  of  Mrs.  Beriah  Botfield,  in  the  Gentleman's 

Magazine  for  February  1826,  by  William  Withering,  Esq.  .  .      ccvii 

86  — Obituary  Notices  from  the  Gentleman's  Magazine : — 

William  Withering,  M.D.,  F.R.S.    .  .  .  .  .  .      ccix 

William  Withering,  Esq.,  LL.D.,  F.R.S.       .....     ccxii 

Mrs.  Sarah  Withering         .......    ccxiii 

Thomas  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Hopton  Court  in  the  County  of  Salop         .  .    ccxiv 

William  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Decker  Hill  .....  ccxvii 

Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton          .  .  ccxviii 

87. — Memoir  of  Charles  Seymour,  Duke   of  Somerset.     From  the  Gentleman's 

Magazine,  xix.  455          .......     ccxix 

88. — Extracts  from  the  Gentleman's  Magazine  relative  to  the  Family  of  Thynne       ccxx 
89. — From  the  Register  of  Burials  in  the  Parish  of  Horningsham  .  .     ccxxv 

90. — Family  Recollections  by  Sir  Edward  Thomason,  Knight      .  .  .  ccxxvi 

The  Pedigree  confirmed  by  the  Descendants  of  Edward  Beard         .  .          ib. 

91. — Some  Accoimt  of  his  three  Mansions,  by  Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.: — 

Norton  Hall,  co.  Northampton          .....  ccxxix 

Hopton  Court,  co.  Salop      ...  .  ccxxxi 

Decker  Hill,  co.  Salop          ...  .  .  ccxxxii 

1)2. — Description  of  Wick  House,  Somersetshire  .  .  .  ccxxxiv 

93. — A  Sermon  preached  Nov.  6,  1825,  in  the  Parish  Church  at  Norton,  by  the 

Rev.  H.  Holden,  on  the  decease  of  Mrs  Botfield  .  .  ccxxxv 

94. — A  Sermon  preached  on  the  Death  of  Thomas  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Hopton  Court, 
by  Thomas  Woodward,  M.  A.  Rector  of  Hoptou  Wafers,  on  Sunday  Morn- 
ing, January  29,  1843     ......  ccxiii 

95. — Schedule  of  Estates  purchased  by  the  Botfield  Family          .  .  ccxlvii 

-  sold  by  the  Trustee  of  the  Will  of  Thomas  Botfield,  Esq. 
of  Hopton  Court  .......     cclii* 


CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX. 

No.  V.— ABSTRACTS  OF  WILLS. 

MM 

No.  96.— Abstracts  of  the  Wills  of  the  Family  of  Thynne:— 

Will  of  John  Thynne,  Gent,  of  Holt  Preene,  co.  Salop 
Will  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  Knight 

Will  of  Sir  Thomas  Thynne,  of  Longleate  .  .      cclvi 

Will  of  Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne          ...  .          ib. 

Will  of  Thomas  first  Viscount  Weymouth  .  .     cclvii 

Will  of  Thomas  second  Viscount  Weymouth          .  .  •      cclxi 

Will,  and  a  Codicil  thereto,  of  Thomas  first  Marquess  of  Bath 
Will  of  Lord  Henry  Frederick  Thynne      ...  .     cclxii 

Will  of  Thomas  second  Marquess  of  Bath,  K.G.      .  ib. 

97. — Abstracts  of  the  Wills  of  the  Family  of  Botfield.  From  the  Diocesan  Regis- 
try, Hereford  .....  •   cclxiii 
Will  of  Joyce  Botfield,  of  Worcester,  1607 
Will  of  Francis  Bottefeild,  of  Letton,  1661 

Will  of  Roger  Botfield,  of  Diddlebury,  1665  •  cclxix 

Will  of  John  Bottfield,  ofBottfield,  1668    .  .  U>- 

Will  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Stretton-en-le-dale,  1671  «'*• 

Will  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Abdon,  1674  .  .  •    cclxx 

Will  of  Richard  Botfield,  of  Culmington,  1675        .  A. 

Will  of  William  Botfield,  of  Lawton,  1710  .  .  «'*• 

Will  of  Richard  Botfield,  of  Rowton,  1739  .   cclxxi 

Will  of  John  Botfield,  of  Whettleton,  1744  .  .  cclxxii 

Will  of  John  Botfield,  of  Wolstaston,  1775  cclxxiii 

Will  of  Ann  Bodfield,  of  Kinlet,  1887  •  cclxxv 

Will  of  Henry  Boffield  (from  the  Registry  of  the  Bishop  of  London) 
Letters  of  Administration  to  the  effects  of  William  Botfield,  1639  (from 

the  Registry  of  the  Bishop  of  Lichfield)  .  «*• 

Will  of  Thomas  Bottfield,  of  Leebotwood,  1676       .  cclxxvi 

Will  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Dawley,  Esquire,  1801  cclxxvii 

Will  of  Mrs.  Margaret  Botfield,  of  Earl's  Ditton,  1803  *. 

Will  of  Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.,  of  Ditton,  co.  Salop,  and  Norton  Hall,  co. 

Northampton,  1807      .  .  .  cclxxviii 

Will  of  Mrs.  Charlotte  Botfield  of  Norton  Hall,  1821 

Will  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Hopton  Court,  Esq.,  1836  cclxxix 

Will  of  William  Botfield,  of  Decker  Hill,  Esq.,  1849 
Judgment   of  Vice-Chancellor   Sir  W.    P.   Wood   on   the   Decker   Hill 
Estate,  1854    . 


viii  CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX. 

PAGE 

No.  97  —Will  of  Mrs.  Lucy  Botfield,  of  Decker  Hill,  1851  .  .  cclxxxv 

Will  of  Mrs.  Lucy  Botfield,  of  Hopton  Court,  1852  .  .  cclxxxvi 

98. — The  Will  of  Katherine  Leighton,  of  Leighton,  co.  Salop,  1641       .  cclxxxvii 

99. — Will  of  William  Baker,  of  Wortield,  co.  Salop,  proved  in  the  Diocesan 

Court  of  Lichfield,  20th  October,  1763  ....   ccxcii 

100. — Abstracts  of  the  Wills  of  the  Family  of  Hector,  from  the  Registry  of  the 

Dean  of  Lichfield         ...  •   ccxcii 

101. — Abstracts  of  the  Wills  of  the  Family  of  Withering.     Extracted  from  the 

Diocesan  Court  of  Lichfield      ......    ccxcv 

Will  of  William  Withering,  of  Edgbaston  Hall,  M.D.,  1800  .  .          ib. 

Will  of  Sarah  Withering,  1807     ......  ccxcvi 

Will  of  William  Withering,  Esq.,  LL.D.,  of  Brislington,  1830       .  .  ccxcvii 

Will  of  Catherine  Crutchley,  of  Shenstone  Lodge,  co.  Stafford,  1803  ccxcviii 


No.  VI.— MISCELLANEOUS  EXTKACTS. 

102. — Memoir  of  Frances  Thynne,  Duchess  of  Somerset.    From  Walpole's  Royal 

and  Noble  Authors,  by  Park        ......  ccxcix 

103. — Memoir  of  William  Thynne.     From  Wood's  Athens  Oxonienses  .     ccciv 

104  — Thynnus  Aulicus.     From  Erasmus's  Epistles        .  .  .      cccv 

105. — Epitaph  of  William  Thynne,  Esq.  and  Notices  of  Sir  John  Thynne.    Com- 
municated by  John  Gough  Nichols,  Esq.  .  .     cccvi 
106. — A  True  Account  of  the  Horrid  and  Barbarous  Murther  of  Thomas  Thynne, 
Esq.,  &c.  From  Broadsides  among  the  Miscellaneous  Sheets  1651 — 1716, 
preserved  in  the  British  Museum             .....      cccx 

107. — The  Last  Confession,  Prayers,  and  Meditations,  of  the  Murderers  of  Thomas 
Thynn,  Esq.  &c.  with  an  Account  of  their  Deportment  both  in  the  Prison 
and  at  their  Execution.     Written  by  Gilbert  Burnet,  D  D.,  and  Anthony 
Horneck,  D.D.      .......  cccxvii 

Dr.  Horneck's  Account  of  what  himself  observed  in  the  carriage  of  the 

late  Prisoners  ....  .  cccxxvii 

The  Last  Meditations,  Prayers,  and  Confession  of  Lieutenant  John  Stern    cccxxxvii 
The  Confession  of  George  Borodzycz,  the  Polonian  .  .  .      cccxl 

108. — A  Letter  from    Mr.    Bagford,   containing  some   Remarks   upon   Geffrey 

Chaucer  and  his  Writings.     From  Robert  of  Gloucester's  Chronicle.     .     cccxli 
109. — Memoir  of  Francis   Thynne,   Lancaster  Herald.     From  Wood's  Athenae 

Oxonienses       ........  cccxliii 

110. — Extracts   from   the   Annual    Register  relative   to  the  ministry  of  Lord 

Weymouth  as  Secretary  of  State          .....  cccxlvi 


CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX.  i.r 

MM 

No.  111. — Death  of  Lord  Weymouth.    From  the  London  Gazette,  Saturday,  July  81, 

1714     .........  cccxlix 

1 12. From  the  Post  Boy,  July  29,  1714    .  .          i&. 

113 — Notices  of  the  Lady  Isabella  Thynne,  and  of  the  Taxation  of  her  husband 

Sir  James  as  a  Cavalier  ......       cccl 

114. — A  List  of  the  Portraits  at  Longleat.     From  Sir  Richard  Colt  Hoare'a  Mo- 
dern Wiltshire  .......     ccclii 

115. — The  History  of  Longleat.     By  the  Rev.  J.  E.  Jackson,  Rector  of  Leigh - 
Delamere.    (Extracted  from  the  Wiltshire  Archaeological  and  Natural 
History  Magazine)          .......     ccclv 

116. — The  Heiress  of  the  Percies.     From  Craik's  Romance  of  the  Peerage          ccclxxix 
117. — Description  of  Longleat  House.     From  the  Gentleman's  Magazine,  1826     cccxcvi 

118 Visit  of  George  the  Third  to  Longleat.     From  an  account  written  at  the 

time,  communicated  to  Sir  R.  C.  Hoare  by  Mr.  Cruse      .  .  cccxcix 

119. — Description  of  Longleat,  Wiltshire.     From  Neale's  Views  of  the  Seats  of 

Noblemen  and  Gentlemen  in  England,  Wales,  Scotland,  and  Ireland  cccciv 

120. — Norton  Hall,  Northamptonshire.     From  Neale's  Views,  Ac.  .  .  ccccvi 

121. — Extracts  made  by  the  Rev.  Robert  William  Eyton,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Ryton  ccccix 
122. — Extracts  from  the  Antiquities  of  Shropshire,  by  the  Rev.  R.  W.  Eyton  : — 

Lydley  Keys      .....  .    ccccx 

Broome  ......  .  ccccxv 

Le  Botwood       ....  ccccxvi 

Le  Botwood  Chapel        .....  ccccxxi 

Betchcott  Chapel  ...  .          ib. 

123.— Letter  for  William  de  Butevill  the  King's  clerk,  4  Hen.  III.  ccccxxii 

124.— From  the  Bibliotheque  Impcrialo,  Paris.     Nos.  9891,  9896,  9897,  9898   .          A. 

125.— MS.  No.  113,  Queen's  College  Library,  Oxford     .  »*• 

12C. — From  Duncomb's  Collections  for  Herefordshire,  vol.  ii.  p.  42. 

127.— From  the  Harleian  MSS.  .  .  ccccxxiii 

128. — Extract  from  Nisbet's  Heraldry,  Edinburgh  1816,  folio,  i.  67 

129. — Extract  from  Burke's  General  Armory  of  England,  Scotland,  and  Ireland, 

1842     .  .  .  .  .  •  ccccxxi  v 

130.— Extract  from  the  Taxation  of  the  Laity  in  Shropshire  1  Edw.  III.  pre- 
served in  the  Public  Record  Office,  Carlton  Ride 

131 Extracts  from  the  Memoranda  written  on  the  fly-leaf  of  a  Book  of  Common 

Prayer  and  Holy  Bible,  Oxford,  1733.     Octavo.  ccccxxr 

132.— Notes  upon  Family  Recollections,  by  Sir  Edward  Thomason 
133.— Extracts  from  Blakeway's  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire 

134. — Note  of  Deeds  preserved  at  Hopton  Court,  relating  to  lands  at  Bromdon, 
co.  Salop  .... 

bb 


X  CONTENTS  OP  APPENDIX. 

PAGE 

No.  135  — Extracts  from  the  Registers  of  the  Cathedral  of  Lichfield.  .  ccccxxx 

136. — Extract  from  the  Parish  Register  of  Gresford,  co.  Denbigh  .  .  ib. 

137 — Shadwell  Hall,  and  Henry  Howard,  Esq.  ....  ib. 

138. — Extract  from  the  Register  of  the  Parish  of  Brislington  .  ccccxxxi 

139. — The  Assassination  of  Mr.  Thynne  in  the  Reign  of  Charles  II.  From  Burke's 

"  Celebrated  Trials  connected  with  the  Aristocracy  "  .  .  ccccxxxii 

140. — Thynne  of  Longleate  and  the  Heiress  of  Northumberland.  From  the 

"  Romance  of  the  Aristocracy,"  by  Sir  Bernard  Burke,  Ulster  King  of 

Arms       ........         ccccxxxix 

141 . — Extract  from  a  Note  (verse  642,  page  72,)  in  a  Poem  called  "  Cider,"  in 

two  Books,  by  John  Phillips  .....  ccccxlvii 

142. —  Extract  in  the  hand-writing  of  Thomas  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Hopton  Court, 

from  the  Heralds'  Office,  May,  1806  ....  ccccxlviii 

143. — Letter  from  Mr.  George  Morris  of  Shrewsbury,  on  the  "  Stemmata  Bote- 

villiana,  1843 "  ......  ccccxlix 

144. — Extract  made  by  the  Rev.  R.  W.  Eyton,  from  an  Inquisition  ad  quod 

damnum,  1309  ......  cccclii 

145  — Extracts  from  Letters  of  William  John  Hardwick,  Esq.  of  Bridgnorth  ccccliii 
146. — Entries  relative  to  the  family  of  Skelhorne,  &c.  in  a  Bible  dedicated  to 

King  James  the  First,  and  printed  at  Oxford,  but  without  date  .  cccclvii 

147. — Extracts  from  Vincent's  MSS.  in  the  College  of  Arms,  relating  to  the 

Families  of  Thynne  and  Botevile  ....  cccclix 

148. — Description  of  Longleat  House,  Wiltshire,  from  Britton's  Architectural 

Antiquities  of  Great  Britain  .....  cccclx 

149. — Inscription  on  a  hatchment  on  Shrawardiue  Church,  Shropshire,  to  Martha 

Botevylle,  widow  ......  cccclxiii 

150. — Anecdotes  of  Mr  Edmund  Hector  ....  cccclxiv 

151. — Captain  William  Frederick  Thynne  of  the  Rifle  Brigade  .  .  .  ib. 

152. — The  Essex  Ring.  From  Devereux's  Lives  of  the  Earls  of  Essex  cccclxvi 

153. — Letters  of  Sir  John  Thynne  to  Mr.  William  Cecill,  afterwards  Lord 

Burghley  .......  cccclxx 

154. — Biographical  Notices  of  Thomas  Eymis,  or  Eynus,  Esq.  Secretary  to  the 

Council  of  the  North.  By  Robert  Davies,  Esq.  F  S.A.  .  cccclxxi 

155  — Account  of  the  Mission  of  the  Marquess  of  Bath  to  Portugal  on  the  Inves- 
titure of  Pedro  the  Fifth  with  the  Garter,  in  May  1858  .  cccclxxiv 
156. — Inscriptions  on  the  Tombstones  in  the  Burial-place  of  the  Bishton  Family 

in  Donnington  Church-yard  ....  cccclxxviii 

157. — Notices  of  the  Marriages  of  Lord  Viscount  Castlerosse  and  Lord  Henry 

Frederick  Thynne  in  1858  .....  cccclxxix 

158. — Notices  of  the  Marriage  of  Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.  M.P.  for  Ludlow,  with 

Isabella,  second  daughter  of  Sir  Baldwin  Leighton,  Bart.  .  ib. 


CONTENTS  OF  APPENDIX.  Xt 

not 

No.  159. — Baptisms  of  the  Family  of  Leighton  solemnised  in  the  Parish  Church  of 
Allicrbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop.     From  the  Parish  Register  of  Alber- 
Imry  ...  ....  ccccxcv 

160. — Extracts  from  the  Kev.  R.  W.  Eyton's  Antiquities  of  Shropshire  relating 

to  the  Family  of  Leighton      .....  ccocxcvii 

161. — Benefactions  to  Leighton  Parish  by  Members  of  the  Leighton  Family  dix 

1C>2. — Monumental  Inscriptions  to  the  Family  of  Leighton: — 

In  Leighton  Church  ....  dx 

In  Cardington  Church        ......  dxv 

In  Burford  Church  ......  A. 

In  Eilgmond  Church  ......          dxvi 

In  St.  Chad's  Church,  Shrewsbury  .  .  .  dxvi,  dxrii 

In  the  Porch  of  St.  James's  Church,  Bristol  .  .  .  dxvi 

In  Condover  Church  .  .  .  ...  .        dxviii 

In  Mortlock  Church,  Somerset       ....  3>. 

In  St.  Alkmond's  Church-yard,  Shrewsbury  .  .  .          dxix 

In  the  Chapel  of  King's  Norton,  Worcestershire      .  .  i&. 

In  Alberbury  Church  •  •  dx.x 

In  the  Collegiate  Church  at  Windsor          .  dxxii 

In  Stottesden  Church          .  .  •        dxxiii 

In  Munslow  Church  •  •  l^- 

lf,3._Will  of  Sir  Thomas  Leighton  *• 

1G4. — Abstracts  of  Deeds  relating  to  the  Family  of  Leighton 
li;f). — Portraits  of  the  Leighton  Family  at  Loton  Park 
166. — Antiquity  of  the  Family  of  Leighton.     From  the  Salopian  Journal  of  Nov. 

6,  1858         ...  *• 

167. — Description  of  the  Armorial  Bearings  of  Families  mentioned  in  STKMJIATA 

BoTEVlLLIANA  ...... 


POSTSCRIPT. 


MARRIAGE  OF  THE  KEV.  ARTIIUU  TIIYNNE 
(From  the  Illustrated  London  News). 

ON  Tuesday,  June  28,  1859,  a  marriage  was  solemnised  in  Westminster  Abbey  between  the 
Rev.  Arthur  Thynne,  son  of  the  Rev.  Lord  John  Thynne,  Canon  and  Sub-Dean  of  Westminster, 
and  Miss  Kendall.  The  imposing  novelty  of  a  choral  wedding,  the  venerable  edifice  selected  for 
its  performance,  and  the  distinguished  party  invited  to  assist  at  it,  attracted  a  numerous  concourse 
of  spectators.  The  ceremony  was  performed  by  the  Rev.  Lord  John  Thynne,  assisted  by  the  Dean 
of  Westminster ;  the  Rev.  W.  Gresley,  Prebendary  of  Lichfield ;  and  the  Rev.  J.  Clarke  Haden, 
Precentor  of  Westminster.  Nothing  could  be  more  imposing  than  the  whole  service ;  and  the 
effect  of  the  procession,  headed  by  Mrs.  Frank  Gresley,  mother  of  the  bride,  and  Lady  John 
Thynne,  mother  of  the  bridegroom,  followed  by  the  beautiful  bride  herself  and  her  ten  lovely 
bridemaids,  as  it  passed  from  the  Jerusalem  Chamber  to  the  foot  of  the  altar,  will  not  be  speedily 
forgotten.  The  service  was  chanted  by  the  full  choir,  and  the  organ  was  presided  at  by  Mr.  Turle. 
The  bride  was  conducted  to  the  altar  by  her  stepfather,  Major  Gresley.  She  selected  as  her  bride- 
maids  her  sisters,  Miss  Ethel  Kendall  and  Miss  Gresley,  Miss  Tliynne,  Miss  Seliua  Thynne,  the 
Ladies  Florence  and  Mary  Lascelles,  Lady  Louisa  Crichlon,  Miss  Watts  Russell,  Miss  AVickstead, 
and  Miss  Torlesse. 

The  invites  were  the  Duke  and  Duchess  of  Buccleuch,  the  Marquess  and  Marchioness  of  Bath 
and  Lady  Louisa  Thynne,  Earl  and  Countess  Cawdor.  the  Earl  and  Countess  of  Harewood,  the 
Earl  and  Countess  of  Desart,  Lord  and  Lady  Walter  Scott,  the  Earl  and  Countess  of  Erroll,  the 
Earl  and  Countess  of  Shrewsbury  and  Ladies  Talbot,  Lady  WharnclifFe,  Hon.  Octavius  and  Lady 
Caroline  Duncombe,  Mr.  and  Lady  Georgiana  Balfour,  Viscount  and  Viscountess  Castlerosse,  the 
Baron  and  Baroness  de  Cetto,  Lord  and  Lady  Wensleydale,  Lady  Louisa  Mills,  Lord  and  Lady 
Edward  Thynne,  the  Earl  and  Countess  of  Ellesmere,  the  Hon.  Egremont  and  Mrs.  Lascelles, 
Archdeacon  and  Mrs.  Bouverie,  Lord  Henry  and  Lady  Maria  Thynne,  Viscount  Crichton,  the 
Rev.  W.  Bentinck,  Lady  Knatchbull,  the  Hon.  Capt.  and  Mrs.  Denman,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Watts 
Russell,  Mr.  D.  Watts  Russell,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Helme,  Messrs.  R.  and  A.  Helme,  Mr.  Nigel  Madan, 
Mr.  Arnold,  Mr.  Walter  Arnold,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Francis  Nichols,  Mr.  Robert  Nichols,  Mr.  Phillips, 
Mr.  Torlesse,  Mr.  Howard  Galton,  Mrs.  Wickstead,  Mr.  J.  Grote,  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  W.  Dyott. 

The  precincts  of  the  collegiate  church  of  St.  Peter,  Westminster,  were  constituted  a  parish 
under  Vic.  xx.  c.  19,  and  called  "the  Close  of  St.  Peter,  Westminster."  Having  thus  become  a 
parish  church,  by  sect.  9  of  the  same  Act  provision  was  made  for  obtaining  a  licence  for  the  cele- 
bration of  marriages.  This  was  the  first  marriage  celebrated  under  the  present  law ;  but  it  is  not 
the  first  time  that  a  member  of  the  Thynne  family  has  been  married  in  Westminster  Abbey ;  for, 
on  August  12,  1673,  Sir  Richard  How,  of  Wishford,  Wilts,  was  married  to  Mary,  sister  of  Thomas 
first  Viscount  Weymouth,  in  Henry  the  Seventh's  Chapel. 


APPENDIX  OF  DOCUMENTS 


ILLUSTItATIJJG    THE 


STEMMATA  BOTE VILLIANA. 


No,  I,    PABOCHIAL  REGISTERS, 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS  RELATING  TO  THE 
FAMILY  OF  BOTFIELD. 

No.  1. — Extracts  from  the  REGISTER  of  BAPTISMS,  MARRIAGES,  and 
BURIALS  in  the  Parish  of  LEEBOTWOOD,  from  the  year  1549  to  the 
year  1733. 

1549. — There  was  baptized  a  child  of  Peeter  Botfield's  the  15th  day  of  November, 

the  name  Anne. 
1552. — There  was  baptized  a  child  of  Peeter  Botfield's  the  7th  day  of  February,  the 

name  Joane. 

1553.— There  was  baptized  a  child  of  Peetcr  Botfield's  the  10th  day  of  September. 
1555. — There  was  baptized  a  child  of  Richard  Botfield's,  name  Geoffery. 
1557.— There  was  burryed  a  child  of  John  Botfield's  the  20th  day  of  March,  the 

name  Elyn. 

1558. — There  was  burryed  Peeter  Botfield  the  25th  of  June. 
1562. — There  was  baptized  a  child  of  Thomas  Botfield's  the  6th  day  of  September, 

the  name  Richard. 
1564. — Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Joyce  his  wife,  was  baptized 

the         of  January. 
1565. — Elyn,  the  daughter  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elyn  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

5th  day  of  June. 
1568.— Elin,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Joyce  his  wife,  was  baptized 

14th  day  of  Aprill. 

1570.— Elyn,  the  wife  of  Richard  Botfield,  was  burryed  the  24th  day  of  January. 
1571.— Richard  Botfield,  the  son  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

17th  day  of  February. 

a2 


IV  APPENDIX. 

1573. — Richard  Botfield  was  burryed  the  17th  of  Aprill. 

1574. — Alice,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  13th 

day  of  June. 

1575. — John,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  burryed  the  17th  day  of  January. 
1577. — Joane,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  burryed  the  20th. 
1578. — William,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  of  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  27th 

day  of  February,  1578. 
1581. — Peter  Botfield  and  Alice  Britton  were  marryed  the  5th  day  of  September. 

Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  19th  of 

October. 
1582. — Eoger  Clowds  and  Jane  Botfield  were  marryed  the  9th  of  July. 

Alice,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  burryed  the  third 

of  October. 
1583. — Thomas,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  of  ,  was  baptized  the 

28th  of  November. 
1585. — Laurye,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  Anne  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

24th  of  September. 
Margarett,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  of  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

10th  day  of  November. 
1587. — Elinor,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  21st 

of  January. 
1589. — Peeter  Botfield  was  burryed  the  15th  of  February. 

William,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  burryed  the  9th  of  March. 
1590. — William,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield,  was  baptized  the  first  day  of  Aprill. 
1591. — William,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  of  Alice  his  wife,  was  burryed  the  18th 

of  April. 
1592. — Jane,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  26th  of 

Aprill. 

1594. — Penellope,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  of  Alice  his  wife,  was  bap- 
tized the  20th  of  October. 

John  Davis  and  Alice  Botfield  were  marryed  the  26th  day  of  November. 
1595. — Katherine,  daughter  of  Eoger  Botfield  and  of  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  first 

day  of  February. 
Katherine,  daughter  of  Roger  Botfield  and  of  his  wife,  was  burryed  the  first 

day  of  March. 
1597. — Anne,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield  and  Alice  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

9th  day  of  October. 
1598. — Katherine,  the  daughter  of  Geofferye  Botfield  and  of  Joyce  his  wife,  was 

baptized  the  second  day  of  September. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH    KKGlSTKIl-v  \ 

1606. — Randlc  Vcrnon  and  Elinor  Botfield  were  marryed  the  first  day  of  July. 

1608. — Anne  Botfield,  widow,  was  burryed  the  first  of  February. 

1610.— Alice  Botfield,  wife  of  Peter  Botfield,  was  burryed  the  7th  day  of  Aprill. 

Thomas  Botfield  was  burryed  the          th  of  July. 
1612. — George  Botfield  was  burryed  the  21st  of  November. 
1622 — Peeter,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  of  Jane  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

first  day  of  Januarye. 
1624. — Roger  Botfield  was  burryed  the  27th  day  of  Julye. 

Richard,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Joanne  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

7th  day  of  March. 
1627. — William,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Joane  his  wife,  was  baptized 

the  29th  day  of  Aprill. 
1629. — John,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Joanne  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

24th  day  of  Januarye. 
1630. — John,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  of  Joanne  his  wife,  was  burryed  the 

second  of  June. 
1661. — Peeter,  sonne  of  Peeter  Botfield,  by  Marye  his  wife,  was  baptized  April  the 

9th,  1661. 
1663. — Marye,  the  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield,  by  Marye  his  wife,  was  baptized  the 

second  day  of  Februarye,  1663. 

1665. — Marye  Botfield  was  burryed  November  the  7th. 
1668. — George  Botfield  was  burryed  the  of  September. 

1674. — Thomas  Botfield  and  Joyce  Kendricke  were  joyned  together  in  marriage  the 

4th  day  of  October,  by  Richard  Elice,  Curate. 
William  Botfield  was  burryed  November  17th. 
1676. — Thomas  Botfield,  dyer,  was  buried  October  27th. 
1684. — William  Botfield,  fuller,  was  burryed  the  8th  of  Aprill. 

Elizabeth  Botfield,  was  burryed  the  29th  of  Maye. 
1693.— Eliz.  Botfield,  daughter  of  Peter  Botfield  and  Sarah  his  wife,  was  baptized 

Feb.  27th. 
1694. — John  Botfield  (who  lived  a  godly  life)  was  burryed  Aprill  llth. 

Eliz.  Botfield,  was  burryed  Aprill  the  14th. 
1698.— Sarah,  daughter  of  Peeter  Botfield,  by  Sarah  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  20th 

of  December,  1698. 

1712.— John  Botfield  and  Mary  Botfield  were  marryed  May  12th,  1712. 
1733.— Peter  Botfield  burryed  April  26th. 


The  within  writings,  purporting  to  be  Extracts  from  the   Register  of  Baptisms, 


VI  APPENDIX. 


Marriages,  and  Burials,  in  the  parish  of  Leebotwood,  from  the  year  1549  to  the  year 
1733,  are  true  copies  from  the  said  Register,  made  by  me,  at  Longnor,  this  19th 
day  of  March,  1841. 

WATIES  CORBETT,  Perpetual  Curate  of  Leebotwood  with  Longnor. 


No.    2. — Extracted  from  the  PAEISH  REGISTERS   of  ST.   JULIAN'S, 
SHREWSBURY,  co.  Salop,  beginning  with  the  year  1559. 

1559,  October  8th. — John  Ginno  and  Johan  Bottfyld  was  married. 

1560,  March  24. — John  Bottfyld  was  buryed. 

1575,  May  16. — Richard  Bottfyld  and  Ellinor  Phyllipps  marryed. 
1575-6,  Feb.  24. — Thomas  Bottffyld,  tanner,  was  buryed. 

1593,  Sept.  22. — Isaake,  son  of  Richard  Bottffylde,  buryed. 

1594,  March  24. — Jacob,  son  of  Richard  Bottfylld,  chrystened. 
1612,  April  7. — Richard  Bottffyld  was  buryed. 

Nov.  17. — Beatryche  Bottfylld,  wyddow,  was  buryed. 
1615,  Feb.  4. — Thomas,  son  of  Richard  Bottffylldd,  chrystened. 
1634,  Oct.  16.— Richard  Botfield  burried. 

1764,  Feb.  17.— Mr.  Thomas  Botevyle,  of  St.  Chad's,  batchelor,  and  Mrs.  Ann 
Hewlett,  of  this  parish,  spinster,  married. 


I  hereby  certify  that  the  above  are  true  Extracts  from  the  Register  Books  of  the 
parish  of  St.  Julian,  in  the  town  of  Shrewsbury.  Extracted  by  me,  this  twentieth 
day  of  May  1845.  J.  J.  ROQEHSON,  Perpetual  Curate  of  St.  Julian's. 


No.  3. — Extracted  from  the  REGISTER  of  CHURCH  PULVERBATCH. 

Commences  in  1541.  The  first  sixty  years  of  the  present  Register  or  thereabouts 
have  been  transcribed  on  parchment  by  the  same  hand,  from  the  originals,  not  now 
there.  From  1633  to  1658,  and  from  1700  to  1706,  there  are  no  entries,  the  Registers 
having  been  lost. 

1592. — Thomas  Bottfield  et  Catherina  Partriche  nupti  fuerunt  code  die  [xxiij0  die 
mensis  Novembris.] 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  vii 

1594. — Rowlandus  Bottfield,  filius  Thomas  Bottfield  et  Catherinse  uxoria  eius,  bap- 

tizat}  fuit  tertio  die  mensis  Novembris. 
Catherina  Botfield,  uxor  Thomae  Bottfield,  sepulta  fuit  decimo  die  mensii 

Novembris. 
Rowlandus  Bottfield,  filius  Thomae  Botfield,  sepultus  fuit  xij°  die  mensis  De- 

cernbris. 
1600. — Thomas  Bottfyeld,  filius  Thomse  Bottfield  et  uxoris  eius,  baptizat)  fuit  iiij" 

die  Maii. 
1603. — Johannes  Botfyeld,  filius  Thomae  Bot fickle,  baptizatus  fuit  decimo  quinto  die 

mensis  Marcij. 
1607. — Ricu  Botfyld,  pochie  de  fregle,*  et  Elnore  Corbet,  nupti  fuerint  quindesayme 

die  Septebris. 
1621. — Catherena  Botfild,  filia  Richard!  Botfild,  baptizata  fuit  sexto  die  February 

annoq,  pdicto. 
1622. — Katherina  Botfild,  filia  Richard!  Botfild,  sepulta  fuit  vicessimo  quinto  die 

Martij,  anno  pdicto. 
Rogerus  Botfild,  filius  Richardi  Botfild,  baptizatus  fuit  decimo  sexto  die  Fe- 

bruarij  annoq,  pdicto. 

1625. — Richardus  Botfielde  sepultus  fuit  tricessimo  die  Martij,  anno  predict. 
1691. — Thomas,  ye  son  of  Robert  and  Elisab"1  Botfield,  was  baptised  April  ye  3d. 
1692. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Robert  Bottfield,  baptised  Septembr  ye  27. 
1697. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Robert  and  Elizabeth  Bottfield,  baptd  June  yf  18th. 
1708. — Robert  Botfield  was  buried  January  25th. 

1726. — John,  ye  son  of  John  Bottieldand  Mary  his  wife,  was  baptised  November  13. 
1727. — Elizabeth  Botfield,  widow,  was  buried  Aprill  y*  7. 
1734.— Will™,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Botfield,  was  baptized  Aprill  the  8th. 
1736. — Robert,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Botfield,  was  baptized  Febuary  y<  28th. 
1739. — Sarah,  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Botfield,  was  baptized  February  y*  5th. 
1740. — Mary,  the  wife  of  John  Botfield,  was  buried  March  the  22d. 
1741. — John  Botfield  was  buried  December  the  31st 

*  fregle,  i.  e.  Frodesley,  now  called,  in  the  Shropshire  dialect,  Frodgley  and  Fredgley.— J.  M. 


Vlll  APPENDIX. 


.  4 — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  ST.  ALKMUND, 
SHREWSBURY,  co.  Salop. 

1576,  Feb.  12.— Katherine  Botfilde,  daughter  of  Richard  Botfilde,  C. 
1576,  Sept.  6. — Richard  Botfild's  wife  was  buried. 

1579,  Sept.  23. — Richard  Botfild  and  Elinor  Beddow  were  married. 

1580,  April  16. — Katharine  Botfilde,  ye  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfild,  C. 
1580-1,  Feb.  26. — Thomas  Botfilde,  ye  sonne  of  Richard  Botfilde,  was  christd. 

1582,  Aug*  3. — Ales  Botfylde,  ye  daughter  of  Richard  Botfilde,  cristd- 

1583,  Oct.  24. — Edward  Botfilde  and  Lucy  Phillips  were  married. 
Oct.  14. — John  Botfilde,  ye  sonne  of  Rich11  Botfild,  cristd. 

1585,  Jan.  28. — Richd  Botfield,  ye  sonne  of  Richard  Botfield,  cristd. 
1588-9,  Feb17  6. — Abraham  Botfilde,  ye  sonne  of  Richard  Botfild,  cristd. 

Feb.  22. — Elinor  Botfilde,  ye  daughter  of  Edward  Botfilde,  cristd. 
1591,  July  3. — Elinor  Bottfilde,  ye  wife  of  Richard  Botfilde,  was  buryed. 

July  24. — Isaac  Botfild,  ye  sonne  of  Richard  Botfild,  cristd  ye  24  of  July. 

Sept.  23. — Ann  Botfild,  ye  daughter  of  Edward  Botfield,  cristd. 
1595,  June  23. — Ann  Botfilde,  ye  daughter  of  Edward  Botfilde,  buried. 

1598,  Oct.  4.— Mary  Botfild,  daughter  of  Edward  Botfild,  cristd. 

1599,  July  12. — Isaac  Botfild,  ye  gone  of  Edward  Botfild,  was  buried. 
1601,  Janry  29. — Mary,  ye  daughter  of  Edward  Bottfilde,  was  buried. 
1604,  Sept.  24. — Lucy,  ye  wife  of  Edward  Botfild,  was  buried. 

Sept.  26. — Katharine  Botfilde  was  buryed. 
1624,  Sept.  22. — Mary,  ye  wife  of  John  Botfilde,  of  ye  parish  of  St.  Marries,  butcher, 

was  buried. 
1646,  Feb.  7. — Thomas,  the  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  baptised. 


The  above  is  a  true  extract  from  the  several  Register  Books  of  the  parish  of  St. 
Alkmund,  Shrewsbury,  this  seventeenth  day  of  May,  1845. 

CHAKLES  E.  J.  WIGHTMAN,  Vicar  of  St.  Alkmund's. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  ix 

No.  5. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  STOTTESDEX, 
otherwise  STODDESDEN,  co.  Salop. 

In  the  year  of  our  Lord  God  1605,  Mary  Botfielde  was  baptized  the  28th  day  of 
November,  a°  pdo. 


I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  correct  copy  from  the  Register  Book  of  the  parish  of 
Stoddesden,  in  the  county  of  Salop.  Witness  my  hand,  this  3rd  day  of  June,  A.D. 
1850.  G.  J.  MADDISON,  Vicar  of  Stoddcsden. 


No.  6. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  ACTON  BTTRNELL, 

co.  Salop. 

1606,  Sept.  7. — Humfrey  Botfeeld,  of  Frodesley,  was  buried. 

1610,  July  4. — Margaret  Botfeld,  ye  daughter  of  Harry  Botfcld   and  his  wyfe, 

was  baptd. 

1611,  Feb.  23. — Joane  Botfield,  the  daughter  of  Harry  Botfield,  of  Ruokley,  was 

baptized. 

1614,  May  15. — Richard  Botfylde,  the  son  of  Henry  Botfylde,  was  baptized. 
1623,  January  2. — One  Rowland  Botfield,  an  infant,  of  Frodesly,  buried. 
1703,  July  11. — Thomas  Townsend  and  Joyce  Botfield  married. 
1706,  May  19. — Joyce,  the  wife  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  buried. 
1710,  June  4. — Thomas  Botfield,  of  this  parish,  and  Mary  Hodgkiss,  of  the  parish 

of  Hughlee,  were  married. 

1712,  Nov.  27. — Joyce,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Mary  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1713,  Jan'7  30th. — Thomas  Botfield,  junr,  was  buried. 

1714,  June  12. — Thomas  and  Mary  Botfield  were  married. 
1716. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  baptized. 

Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  buried. 
1717,  Jan17  14  — John,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burnell.  baptized. 

1719,  October  6. — Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burnell,  baptized. 

1720,  Dec.  9. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burncll,  baptized. 

b 


X  APPENDIX. 

1733,  July  23.— Mary,  wife  of  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burncll,  buried. 

1735,  April  8. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Botevill  alias  Botfield,  was  buried. 

1740,  October  6. — Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Boteville  or  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burnell, 

was  buried. 
1747,  March  11. — Thomas  Botfield,  of  Acton  Burnell,  was  buried. 

1753,  April  24. — Thomas,  the  son  of  John  Botteville  by  Susannah  his  wife,  was 

baptized  April  24,  1753. 

1754,  July  21. — John,  the  son  of  John    Bottevylle  by   Susannah  his  wife,   was 

baptized. 

1755,  Nov.  6. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  John  Botteville,  was  baptized. 

1757,  Jan17  18. — "William,  the  son  of  John  Botteville   by  Susannah  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1758,  Jan17  16th. — John  Botteville  was  buried. 

May  ye  12th. — Kichard,  y6  son  of  John  Botteville  by  Susannah  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 
1765,  July  15th. — Mary,  daughter  of  Susannah  Botteville,  widow,  was  buried. 


Certified  by  the  Kev.  E.  H.  WAINWKIGHT,  Rector  of  the  parish  of  Acton  Burnell, 
June  10,  1845. 


No.  7. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  LEIGHTON,  co. 

Salop. 

1632,  April  8. — Francisca  Botfyeld,  dr  of  Wm  Botfyeld  and  Francisca  his  wife, 

baptd. 

1632,  April  8.— Francisca,  wife  of  Wm  Botfyeld,  sepult. 
1663,  May  4. — Mary,  the  wife  of  Thomas  Botfield,  buried. 

1663,  April  14.— Martha,  the  dr  of  Tho"  Botfield,  by  Mary  his  wife,  bapt<i. 

1664,  Feb1*  4th. — Humfrey  Botfield,  buried. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 


No.  8. — Extracted  from  the  REGISTERS  of  WOLSTASTON,  co.  Salop. 

1607,  April  19.— Elizabeth  Botfield,  the  daughter  of  JefFery,  was  buried. 
1617,  January  28. — Ellinr,  daughter  of  Jeffery  Botfield,  was  baptized. 
1623,  Dec.  24th. — Thomas,  son  of  Jeffery  Botfield,  was  baptized. 

[Several  pages  of  the  Register  are  here  quite  defaced.] 
1627,  Nov.  8th. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  was  baptized. 

1629,  May  9. — Thomas  Brown  (or  some  similar  name)  and  Catharine  Botfield  were 

married. 

1630,  January  15. — Richard,  the  son  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Dorothy  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 
1632,  March  14. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Dorothy  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 
1634,  July  9. — John,  the  son  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Dorothy  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 
1640,  March  9. — Thomas  Botfield  was  buried. 

1640,  January      . — Joyce,  the  wife  of  Geoffry  Botfield,  was  buried. 

1641,  April  4. — Roger  Botfield  was  buried. 

1641,  August  22. — Thomas  Rogers  and  Mary  Botfield  were  married. 

1641,  January  27. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Rogers  and  Mary  his  wife, 

baptized. 

1642,  July  10. — Richard,  the  son  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 
1645,  July  28.— Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife, 

was  baptized. 

1714,  July  19. — Richard  Botfield  was  buried. 
1714-15,  March  24. — John,  the  son  of  John   Botfield  and  Mary  his  wife,  wa« 

baptized. 

1719-20,  June  23. — Jane  Botfield  was  buried. 
1723-4,  March   15.— Peter,   the  son   of  John  Botfield  and  Mary  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1723-4,  March  23d.— Peter,  son  of  John  and  Mary  Botfield,  was  buried. 
1726,  Nov.  1.— Peter,  son  of  John  Bodfield  and  Mary  his  wife,  baptized. 
1733,  Feb.  26. — Mary,  the  wife  of  John  Botfield,  was  burii"l. 
1740,  Augt.  20.— Susan,  the  wife  of  James  Botfield,  of  All  Stretton,  was  buried. 
1751,  Aug1.  21.— John  Botfield  the  elder  was  buried. 


XIV  APPENDIX. 


No.  12. — Extracts  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  LTJDLOW,  taken  at 
LUDLOW,  December  20th  1855,  by  MARKHAM  JOHN  THORPE. 

The  Parish  Registers  commence  in  1558.     No  entries  between  1646  and  1661. 

Anno  Dni  1679. — Weddings.     George  Southell  and  Jane  Bodfield,  Nov.  17°.  L. 
Anno  Dni  1683. — Christenings.     Theophilus,  ye  son  of  Richard  Botevile  and  Anne, 

Aug.  20. 
1709,  June  27. — Mar  Botfield  Kettleby,  of  ye  pish  of  Tenbury,  and  Anne  White,  of 

Easthope. . 
1714,  Aug1  12th.     Mar  ffrancis  Lucas  and  Anne  Botfield,  both  of  the  parish  of 

Didlebury. 

1720,  May  3d. — Bapt.  Benjamine,  son  of  William  Botevyle  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1721,  July  21st. — Bapt.  Ann,  daugh?  of  Mr.  William  Botevyle  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1722,  Aug.  24th. — Bapt.  Thomas,  son  of  William  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1723,  Nov.  24th. — Bapt.  Richard  Henry,  son  of  Mr.  William  Botfield  and  Mary  his 

wife. 

1723-4,  Mar.  23d.— Bur.  Richard  Henry,  son  of  William  Botfield. 
1725,  April  14. — Bapt.  Eliz.  daughter  of  Wm.  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 
1728,  Aug4  27. — Bapt.  Richd.  son  of  Wm.  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 
1730,  May  5th.— Bur.  Mr.  Wm.  Botevile. 

June  3d. — Bur.  son  of  Mary  Botevile,  wid. 
1731-2,  Mar.  11.— Bur.  Mr.  Richd.  Botevile. 

1746,  Dec.  18. — Bapt.  William  Henry,  son  of  Thos.  Botevyle  and  Elinor. 
1752,  Dec.  20. — Ann  Botevile,  spins?,  buried. 
Examined  to  1755. 


No.  13. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  BRACE  MEOLE, 
near  Shrewsbury,  attested  by  Mr.  JOSEPH  MORRIS. 

Richard  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  and  Anne  Colfax,  were  married  the  2d  November, 
1682. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  XV 


No.  14. — Extracts  from  REGISTERS  at  WEXLOCK. 

Mcnsc  Julij  1699. — Johes  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annas  ux:  bapt  est  prirao  die. 
Mensc  Novcmbris  1701. — Elizabetha  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna;  ux:  bap?  est  23  die. 
Mense  Dccembris  1703. — Wittmus  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annae  vx:  bapt  est  8  die. 
Mense  Martij  1704. — Francus  fit  Richardi  Botfield  et  Maria:  vx:  bapt  est  14  die. 
Mense  February  1705. — Maria  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anne  vx:  bapt  est  17  die. 
Mense  Januarij  1707. — Thomas  fil  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna;  vx:  bapt  est  9  die. 

Thomas  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna  vx:  sepltus  est  1 1  die. 
Mense  Maij  1709. — Anna  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annas  vx:  bapt  est  15  die. 
Mense  Augusti  1711. — Anna  fil  Johis  Botfield  et  Annas  vx:  sepult  est  24  die. 
Mense  Augusti  1712. — Thomas  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna;  vx:  bapt  est  10  die. 
Mense  Martij  1713. — Elizabetha  illegi?  Marise  Botfield  et  (ut  ait)  Elizei  Price  bapta 

est  29  die. 
Mense  February  1714. — Martha  illegi?  Ursulas  Brown  et  (ut  ait)  cujusdam  Thomas 

Bodfield  de  Bridg  North  bap!  25  die. 

Mense  February  1715. — Josephus  King  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annae  vx:  bapt  est  12  die. 
Mense  Novembris  1720. — Ricus  Williams  inquilinus  et  Isabella  Botfield  de  hac  parocti 

nupti  sunt  per  bann  6  die. 

Mense  Martij  1720. — Thomas  fit  Johs  Botfield  et  Annae  ux:  sepull  17  die. 
Mense  Novembris  1723. — Johes  fit  Johis  Botfield  junr  et  Janaeux:  baptus  est  13  die. 
Mense  Decembris  1724. — Ricus  Botfield  scpultus  est  20  die. 
Mense  Aprilis  1725.— Anna  fil:  Johis  Botfield  Junr  &  Janae  ux:  bapt  est  2d  die. 
Mense  Martij  1726. — Alicia  fil  Johis  Bottfield  et  Janae  ux:  bapla  est  10  die. 
Mense  Martij  1727.— Johes  fill.  Johannis  Botfeild  &  Janae  ux:  sepultus  est  octavo  die. 
Mense  February  1728.— Jobes  Hotchkis  Inquilinus  et  Hanna  Botfeild  de  hac  parochia 

nupti  sunt  p  bannos  16  die. 

Mense  Aprilis  1729.— Isabella  fit  Johis  Botfeild  &  Janae  ux:  baptus  est  8°  die. 
Mense  Maij  1731. — Tho8  fil:  Johis  Botfield  et  Janae  ux:  bapt  est  12  die. 
Mense  Augustj  1731. — Maria  Bottfield  vid:  sepult  est  21  die. 
Mense  Martij  1732.— Ricus  fil:  Franci  Botfield  et  Janae  ux:  bapt  est  11°  die. 
Mense  Aprilis  1733  —Martha  fil:  Franci  Bottfield  &  Sarae  ux:  bapt  est  sexto  die. 
Mense  Septembris  1733.— Johes  fil:  Johis  Botfield  Junr  et  Janae  ux:  bapt  est  27°  die. 
April  1736.— Baptd  Joseph  King  son  of  John  &  Jane  Bottfield  y«  16  day. 
June  1736.— Mar:  Richard  Peck  and  Elizabeth  Botfield  both  of  this  pish  y«  13  day. 
April  1737. — Bur.  Anne  wife  of  John  Botfield  P.  the  13  day. 
September  1740. — Bapt.  Francis  son  of  Francis  and  Jane  Botfield  the  7th  day. 
October  1742.— Bur'd  Thomas  son  of  John  &  Jane  Botfield  the  13  day. 


XIV  APPENDIX. 


No.  12. — Extracts  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  LTTDLOW,  taken  at 
LUDLOW,  December  20th  1855,  by  MARKHAM  JOHN  THORPE. 

The  Parish  Registers  commence  in  1558.     No  entries  between  1646  and  1661. 

Anno  Dni  1679. — Weddings.     George  Southell  and  Jane  Bodfield,  Nov.  17°.  L. 
Anno  Dni  1683. — Christenings.     Theophilus,  ye  son  of  Richard  Botevilc  and  Anne, 

Aug.  20. 
1709,  June  27. — Mar  Botfield  Kettleby,  of  ye  pish  of  Tenbury,  and  Anne  White,  of 

Easthope.. 
1714,  Augt  12th.     Mar  ffrancis  Lucas  and  Anne  Botfield,  both  of  the  parish  of 

Didlebury. 

1720,  May  3d. — Bapt.  Benjamine,  son  of  William  Botevyle  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1721,  July  21st. — Bapt.  Ann,  dangh?  of  Mr.  William  Botevyle  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1722,  Aug.  24th. — Bapt.  Thomas,  son  of  William  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 

1723,  Nov.  24th. — Bapt.  Richard  Henry,  son  of  Mr.  William  Botfield  and  Mary  his 

wife. 

1723-4,  Mar.  23d.— Bur.  Richard  Henry,  son  of  William  Botfield. 
1725,  April  14. — Bapt.  Eliz.  daughter  of  Wm.  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 
1728,  Aug*  27. — Bapt.  Richd.  son  of  Wm.  Botevile  and  Mary  his  wife. 
1730,  May  5th.— Bur.  Mr.  Wm.  Botevile. 

June  3d. — Bur.  son  of  Mary  Botevile,  wid. 
1731-2,  Mar.  11.— Bur.  Mr.  Richd.  Botevile. 

1746,  Dec.  18. — Bapt.  William  Henry,  son  of  Thos.  Botevyle  and  Elinor. 
1752,  Dec.  20. — Ann  Botevile,  spins?,  buried. 
Examined  to  1755. 


No.  13. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  BRACE  MEOLE, 
near  Shrewsbury,  attested  by  Mr.  JOSEPH  MORRIS. 

Richard  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  and  Anne  Colfax,  were  married  the  2d  November, 
1682. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  XV 


No.  14. — Extracts  from  REGISTERS  at  WENLOCK. 

Mense  Julij  1699. — Johes  fit  Johis  Botficld  et  Annas  ux:  bapt:  cat  primo  die. 
Mensc  Novcmbris  1701. — Elizabetha  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna;  ux:  bap!  est  23  die. 
Mense  Decembris  1703. — Wittmus  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna:  vx:  bapt:  est  8  die. 
Mense  Martij  1704. — Francus  fit  Richardi  Botfield  et  Maria;  vx:  bapt:  est  14  die. 
Mense  February  1705. — Maria  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anne  vx:  bapt  est  17  die. 
Mense  January  1707. — Thomas  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna;  vx:  bapt:  est  9  die. 

Thomas  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annas  vx:  sepltus  est  1 1  die. 
Mense  Maij  1709. — Anna  fit  Johis  Botficld  et  Anna:  vx:  bapt  est  15  die. 
Mense  Augusti  1711. — Anna  fil  Johis  Botfield  et  Anna}  vx:  sepuft  est  24  die. 
Mense  Augusti  1712. — Thomas  fit  Johis  Botfield  et  Annse  vx:  bapt  est  10  die. 
Mense  Martij  1713. — Elizabetha  illegit  Maria;  Botfield  et  (ut  ait)  Elizei  Price  bapla 

est  29  die. 
Mense  Februarij  1714. — Martha  illegi?  Ursula?  Brown  et  (ut  ait)  cujusdam  Thome 

Bodfield  de  Bridg  North  bap!  25  die. 

Mense  Februarij  1715. — Josephus  King  fit  Johis  Botficld  et  Anna:  vx:  bapt  est  12  die. 
Mense  Novembris  1720. — Ricus  Williams  inquilinus  et  Isabella  Botfield  de  hac  paroch 

nupti  sunt  per  bann  6  die. 

Mense  Martij  1720. — Thomas  fit  Johs  Botfield  et  Anna;  ux:  sepull  17  die. 
Mensc  Xovembris  1723. — Johes  fit  Johis  Botfield  junr  et  Jana:  ux:  baptus  est  13  die. 
Mense  Decembris  1724. — Ricus  Botfield  sepultus  est  20  die. 
Mense  Aprilis  1725. — Anna  fil:  Johis  Botfield  Junr  &  Jana  ux:  bapt:  est  2d  die. 
Mense  Martij  1726. — Alicia  fil  Johis  Bottfield  et  Jana;  ux:  bapla  est  10  die. 
Mense  Martij  1727. — Johes  fill.  Johannis  Botfeild  &  Jana;  ux:  sepultus  est  octavo  die. 
Mense  Februarij  1728. — Johes  Hotchkis  Inquilinus  et  Hanna  Botfeild  de  hac  parochia 

nupti  sunt  p  bannos  16  die. 

Mense  Aprilis  1729.— Isabella  fit  Johis  Botfeild  &  Jana;  ux:  bap'tus  est  8°  die. 
Mense  Maij  1731. — Tho»  fil:  Johis  Botfield  et  Jana;  ux:  bapt:  est  12  die. 
Mense  Augustj  1731. — Maria  Bottfield  vid:  sepulfc  est  21  die. 
Mense  Martij  1732. — Ricus  fil:  Franci  Botfield  et  Jana;  ux;  bapt;  est  11°  die. 
Mense  Aprilis  1733 — Martha  fil:  Franci  Bottfield  &  Sara;  ux:  bapt  est  sexto  die. 
Mense  Septembris  1733.— Johes  fil:  Johis  Botfield  Junr  et  Jana;  ux:  bapt:  est  27°  die. 
April  1736.— Baptd  Joseph  King  son  of  John  &  Jane  Bottfield  y"  16  day. 
June  1736.— Mar:  Richard  Peck  and  Elizabeth  Botfield  both  of  this  pish  y«  13  day. 
April  1737.— Bur.  Anne  wife  of  John  Botfield  P.  the  13  day. 
September  1740. — Bapt.  Francis  son  of  Francis  and  Jane  Botfield  the  7th  day. 
October  1742. — Bur'd  Thomas  son  of  John  &  Jane  Botfield  the  13  day. 


XVI  APPENDIX. 

January  1747. — Bur'd  John  Botfield  Junr  the  12  day. 

October  1748. — Mar'd  William  Williams  and  Jane  Botfield  Wid.  the  15  day. 

November  1748. — Mar'd  Kichard  Pugh  and  Alice  Botfield  by  Banns  the  14  day. 


I  hereby  certify  that  the  above  are  faithfully  extracted  from  the  Registers  belong- 
ing to  the  parish  church  of  Much  Wenlock. 

T.  D.  TINKLAR,  Curate. 
May  15th,  1810. 


No.  15. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  DIDDLEBTJRY, 

co.  Salop. 

1665,  Nov.  28.— Roger  Botfild  was  buried. 

1667,   Sept.  2. — Anne,  ye  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfild  and  Anne  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1671,  Oct.  3. — Thomas,  ye  sonne  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Jane  his  wife,  was  baptizd. 
1676,  Jan17  14. — Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  Normcott  were  married. 

1679,  Jan1?  28. —  Elizabeth,  ye  daughter  of  Thomas  Botfild  and  Jane  his  ,  was 

baptized. 

1680,  Oct.  31. — John,  ye  son  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was  baptized. 
1682,  Dec.  17. — Margarett,  ye  daughter  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife, 

was  baptized. 
1684,  March  14. — Anne  Botfield  was  buryed. 

(Sic)  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife. 

1687,  Oct.  8. — Joan,  the  daughter  of  Richard  Botfield  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1688,  April  24. — William,  ye  son  of  Thomas  Botfield  and  Jane  his  wife,  was  baptized. 
1690,  Sept.  24. —  Thomas  Botfield  was  buryed. 


THOMAS  EVANS,  Dy.  Reg.  Hereford. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  \\\\ 

No.  16.— Extracted  from  the  REGISTERS  of  the  Parish  Church  of 
ST.  CHAJ>,  SHREWSBURY,  co.  Salop. 

1705,  Jan.  15.— Thomas,  son  of  Richard  Botfeild,  sadlar,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife, 

christened. 

1731-2,  Feb.  22.— John,  s  of  Richd  Botviold,  christened. 
1732,  Feb.  20.— Rich<l,  s:  of  Rich"  Botvile,  christened. 
1733-34,  Feb.  14.— Will1",  K  of  Rich*  Botvile,  christened. 
1738,  December  21.— Botvile,  Thomas,  s:  of  Rich**,  christened. 
1746,  Oct.  24.— Botvile,  Richard,  sadler,  buried. 
1751,  April  19.— Botteville,  Wm,  s:  of  Martha,  buried. 
1751,  July  22.— Botteville,  John,  s:  of  Martha,  buried. 

1763,  Sept.  8. — Richard  Newling  and  Martha  Botevyle  married. 

1764,  June  15. — Newling,  William,  son  of  Mr.  Richard,  baptised. 
June  24. — Newling,  William,  son  of  Mr.  Richard,  buried. 

1765,  Aug.  11. — Newling,  William,  son  of  Richard  and  Martha,  christened. 

1766,  Feb.  27. — Newling,  Martha,  wife  of  Mr.  Richard,  buried. 
1783,  Nov.  11. — Botevyle,  Mr.  Thomas,  apothecary,  aged  63,  buried. 
1794,  .  .  .  24th. — Thomas  Botevyle  and  Catharine  Slater  married. 
1797,  Jan.  18. — Ann  Botevyle,  aged  85,  buried. 

1807,  Feb.  17. — Thomas  Botvyle,  aged  67,  buried. 

1807,  Nov.  4. — Edward  Botevyle  and  Mary  Ann  Jones  married. 

1808,  April  10. — Catharine  Botvyle,  aged  59,  buried. 

1809,  Aug.  17. — Newling,  Richard,  aged  73,  buried. 

1810,  June  14. — Thomas  Botevyle  and  Harriett  Trehearn  married. 

1811,  April  1. — Ann  Elizabeth  Botevyle,  a  child,  buried. 

1814,  Aug.  2d. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  and  Harriett  Botevyle,  christened.    (Born 

January  31st.) 

1815,  April  2. — Jane  Harriet,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Mary  Botevyle,  christened. 

(Born  Sept  30,  1814.) 

1816,  June  4. — Edward  Brandon,  son  of  Edward  and  Mary  Botevyle,  christened. 

(Born  20th  April) 
1816,  Nov.  10. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Harriett  Botevyle,  christened. 

(Born  Sept.  22d.) 
1818,  June  5. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Mary  Anne  Botevyle,  christened. 

(Born  28th  June,  1812.) 

1822,  June  28. — Mary  Anne  Botevyle  (aged  34),  buried. 

1823,  May  9. — Botevyle,  Anne,  aged  2  years,  buried. 


XV111  APPENDIX. 

1824,  Feb.  22. — Thomas  John,  son  of  Edward  and  Mary  Anne  Botevyle,  christened. 
(Born  21st  May,  1809.) 

1830,  July  30. — Edward  Botevyle,  widower,  and  Priscilla  Lissimore,  widow,  married. 
1831. — Thomas  Botevyle  buried  at  St.  Michael's. 

1831,  Oct.  18.— Elizabeth  Botevyle,  aged  67,  buried. 
1836,  Sept.  1. — Martha  Botevyle,  aged  57,  buried. 

1838,  Aug.  8. — Thomas  Botevyle  and  Margaret  Jones  married. 
1841,  Sept.  29. — William  Henry  Tyler  and  Emily  Botevyle  married. 

Mr.  William  Newling  buried  at  Shrawardine. 

Certified  by  JAMES  WEBSTER,  Parish  Clerk. 
16th  June,  1845. 


Epitaph  in  St.  Chad's  old  churchyard : — 

ANNE,  W.  OF  THOMAS  BOTEVYLE,  1797,  .ffiT.  55. 
NINE  OF  THEIR  INFANT  CHILDREN. 
THOMAS  BOTEVYLE,  1797,  ^ET.  55. 


No.  17. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER,  of  EATON  CONSTAN- 

TINE,  co.  Salop. 

1668,  April  17th. — Ales,  the  dr  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Botfield,  baptd. 
1670,  Jan.  3rd. — William,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Botfield,  baptd. 


No.  18. — Extracted  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  CHURCH  STRETTON. 

1742. — James,  yeson  of  James  Botfield  and  Mary  his  wife,  was  baptized  August  yc 
eighth,  1742. 

The  above  is  a  true  copy  from  the  Register  Book  belonging  to  the  parish  of 
Church  Stretton,  in  the  county  of  Salop.  Witness  my  hand  this  9th  day  of  December, 
1840. 

PRESTON  NUNN,  Curate  of  the  above  parish. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH    KliMVli.Us. 

No.  19. — Extracts  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  of  the  Church  of 
DAWLEY,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 

1728,  December  15.— John,  the  son  of  Richard  Botfield,  by  Jane  his  wife,  was 
buryed. 

1732,  December  24. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife, 
was  baptized. 

1735,  May  28. — Thomas  Botfield,  of  the  parish  of  Madeley,  was  buried. 
May  28. — Mary  Botfield,  widow,  was  buried. 

1739,  June  11. — Richard  and  Sarah,  son  and  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Marga- 
ret his  wife,  were  baptized. 

1739,  July  31.— Richard,  the  son  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife,   was 
buried. 

1739.  September  11. — Sarah,  the  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife, 

was  buried. 

1740,  February  15. — Thomas  and  Martha,  son  and  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by 

Margaret  his  wife,  were  baptized. 

1740,  February  17. — Martha,  the  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Margaret  hia  wife, 
was  buried. 

I  do  hereby  certify  that  the  above  Extracts  are  faithfully  copied  from  the  Parish 
Registers  of  the  Church  of  Dawley,  in  the  county  of  Salop.  Witness  my  hand,  this 
eleventh  day  of  September,  in  the  year  1840. 

JOHN  WOOD,  Minister  of  Dawley. 


Further  Extracts  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  BOOKS  of  the  Church 
of  DAWLEY,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 

1741,  December  15. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  Beriah  Botfield,  by  Margaret' his  wife, 

was  buried. 

1754,  April  8. —  Beriah  Botfield  was  buried. 
1762,  February  19th. — Thomas,  the  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife, 

was  baptized. 

c2 


XX  APPENDIX. 

1763,  May  9. — Patten,  daughter  of  Thomas  Bodfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife,  was  bap- 
tized. 

1766,  August  15. — William,  son  of  Thomas  Botfield,  by  Margaret  his  wife,  was 

baptized. 

1767.  March  21. — Jane,  wife  of  Richard  Botfield,  was  buried. 

Burials  1769. 
July  19. — Richard  Botfield  was  buried. 

I  do  hereby  certify,  that  the  above  are  all  faithfully  extracted  from  the  Church 
Registers  of  the  parish  of  Dawley,  Salop.  Witness  my  hand  this  7th  day  of  December, 
1840. 

JOHN  WOOD,  Minister  of  Dawley. 


No.  20. — Extracts  from  the  REGISTERS  of  the  PARISH  of  MADELEY, 

in  the  county  of  SALOP. 

One  of  the  Register  Books  of  all  persons  christned  within  the  parish  of  Madeley,  in 
the  county  of  Salop,  in  the  liberties  of  Wenlock  Magna,  and  in  the  diocese  of  Here- 
ford. Beginning  the  twenty-fifth  of  March,  1726.  ffaithfully  kept  and  recorded  by 
Jeremiah  Taylor  Vic:  of etc. 

Memorandum,  that  the  Register  from  1719  to  1726  is  lost,  as  known  to  all  the 
parish. 
Marraied  1728,  Nov.  17. — William  Baugh  and  Agnes  Botevyle,  both  of  ys  psh. 

This  is  a  true  extract  taken  from  the  Register  of  marriages  kept  for  Madeley  parish, 
county  of  Salop,  and  given  by  me  this  llth  day  of  Sept.  1840. 

G.  EDMONDS,  Vicar. 


1730,  Oct.  14. — Mary  D.  of  William  Baugh  and  Agnes  his  wife. 

The  above  is  a  true  extract  taken  from  the  Register  of  Baptisms  kept  for  Madeley 
parish,  county  of  Salop,  and  given  by  me  this  llth  day  of  Sept.  1840. 

G.  EDMONDS,  Vicar. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 
Mcnse  May,  1731.— Thos.  fil.  Johis  Botficld  and  Jane  ux:  bapfc  cat  12  .lie. 

Taken  by  me,  GEO.  SALT,  this  llth  day  of  September,  1840,  in  the  presence  ol  th, 
clerk  of  the  parish,  in  the  absence  of  the  Vicar. 


1732,  Feb.  14.— Beriah  Botevyle,  of  Dawley,  and  Margaret  Colley  of  y»  p*. 
1749,  Jan".   17.— Edward  Davies  and  Isabella  Botevyle,    both  of  Much-Wenlock 
parish. 

The  above  is  a  true  extract  from  the  Register  of  Marriages  for  the  year  1732,  in 
the  parish  of  Madeley,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  made  this  18th  day  of  July,  1843. 

J.  H.  GWYTHEB,  Vicar. 


1769,  Feb.  18. — William  Botfield  a  poor  man. 

The  above  is  a  true  extract  from  the  Register  of  burials  in  the  parish  of  Madeley, 
in  the  county  of  Salop,  made  this  18th  day  of  July,  1843. 

J.  H.  GWTTHEB,  Vicar. 


No.  21. — Extract  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  WORFIELD,  co.  Salop. 

No.  23.  Thomas  Botfield,  of  the  parish  of  Dawley,  batchelor,  and  Margaret  Baker, 
of  this  parish,  spinster,  were  married  in  this  Church  by  license,  with  consent  of  friends, 
this  28th  day  of  September,  in  the  year  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  sixty,  by  me, 

ROBT.  BBOWN,  C.  C. 

,   t  (Thos.  Botfield. 

This  marriage  was  solemnized  between  us  J 

(Margaret  Baker. 

,.  (William  Baker. 
In  the  presence  of  J 

(Ann  Baker. 

I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  true  and  correct  copy  of  the  Parish  Register  of  Wor- 
field,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  this  28th  day  of  May,  1849. 

C.  F.  BROADBENT,  Vicar. 

Worfield,  28  May,  1849. 


XX11  APPENDIX. 


No.  22. — ALL  SAINTS  CHURCH,  BROSELEY,  Salop.    The  Parish 
Registers  commence  in  1570. 

1776,  March  10. — Baptised,  John,  son  of  Joseph  and  Anne  Bodfield. 
1780,  October  15. — Married,  Aaron  Golden  and  Mary  Botfield. 
1790,  November  21. — Married,  Francis  Golden  and  Anne  Botfield. 

Examined  by  MAKKHAM  THORPE,  23  September,  1854,  who  states  there  are  no 
other  Botfields  registered  between  1570  and  1810. 


No.  23. — Extracts  from  the  REGISTER  of  the  Parish  of  STIRCHLEY, 

in  the  county  of  Salop. 

1801,  April  9th. — Thomas  Botfield,   of  Ditton,  late  of  Dawley  Magna,   Gent,  was 

buried. 
1803,  Nov.  9th. — Margaret  Botfield,  widow  of  the  late  Thomas  Botfield,  of  Ditton, 

Gent,  was  buried. 

The  above  are  truly  extracted  from  the  Parish  Eegister  of  Stirchley,  Salop.     Wit- 
ness my  hand  this  seventh  day  of  December,  1840. 

H.  M.  PHILLIPS,  Rector. 


No.  24. — Extract  from  the  Register  of  the  CHURCH  of  SAINTS  PETER 
and  PAUL  at  ASTON,  near  Birmingham. 

The  year  1806,  page  512,  No.  1820. — Beriah  Botfield,  of  the  parish  of  Cleobury 
Mortimer,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  batchelor,  and  Charlotte  Withering,  of  this  parish, 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 

spinster,  were  married  in  this  Church  by  licence  granted  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Spencer, 
this  26th  day  of  July,  in  the  year  one  thousand  eight  hundred  and  six,  by  me, 

B.  SPENCER,  Vicar. 

This  marriage  was  solemnized  between  us  jBeriah  Botfield. 

(Charlotte  Withering. 

In  the  presence  of  P08'  Botfield- 
(W.  Withering. 

This  is  a  true  copy  of  the  Register  kept  in  the  parish  Church  of  Sainta  Peter  and 
Paul,  Aston,  near  Birmingham,  in  the  county  of  Warwick.  Taken  this  5th  day  of 
May,  1837. 

H.  CHAVASSE,  Curate. 


No.  25. — Extract  from  the  REGISTERS  of  the  Parish  of  CLEOBURY 
MORTIMER,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 

Baptized  5th  March  1807. — Beriah,  son  of  Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.  and  Charlotte  his 
wife,  privately  at  Ditton,  and  born  the  same  day. 

The  above  is  a  true  copy  from  the  Register  of  Baptisms  in  the  parish  of  Cleobury 
Mortimer,  county  of  Salop.     Witness  my  hand,  this  15th  day  of  March  1841. 

G.  MOULTBIE,  Vicar. 


No.  26. — Extract  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  NORTON  BY 
DAVENTRY,  co.  Northampton. 

A.D.  1813,  May  6. — Beriah  Botfield,  Esq.  of  Norton,  aged  44,  was  buried. 

THOMAS  COLE,  Curate. 

Charlotte  Botfield,  widow  of  the  above  Beriah  Botfield,  of  Norton,  aged  47,  was 
buried  Nov.  3,  1825. 

JOHN  ROSE,         ) 

Officiating  Ministers. 
H.  A.  HOLDEN, 


XXIV 


APPENDIX. 


Name. 

Abode. 

When  buried. 

Age. 

By  whom  the  ceremony 
was  performed. 

A.D.  1813. 

Beriah  Botfield,  Esq. 

Norton 

May  6 

44 

Thos.  Cole,  Curate. 

1825. 
Charlotte  Botfield 

Norton 

Nov.  3 

47 

John  Rose,  and 
H.  A.  Holden, 
Officiating  Ministers. 

I  certify  that  trie  above  are  correct  extracts  from  the  Register  of  Burials  of  the 
parish  of  Norton.  W.  F.  SANDERS,  Curate  of  Norton,  Northamptonshire. 

February  25th,  1841. 


No.  27. — Copy  from  the  REGISTER  of  BURIALS  in  the  Parish  of 
HOPTON  WAFERS,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  in  the  year  1843. 


Name. 

Abode. 

When  buried. 

Age. 

By  whom  the  ceremony 
was  performed. 

1843. 

Thomas  Botfield 

Hopton 

January 
26th 

80 

years 

Tho.  Woodward, 
Rector. 

The  foregoing  is  a  true  copy  from  the  Register  of  Burials  in  the  parish  of  Hopton 
Wafers.  Witness  my  hand,  this  eighteenth  day  of  February,  in  the  year  of  our  Lord 
one  thousand  eight  hundred  and  forty-three. 

THO.  WOODWARD,  Rector  of  Hopton  Wafers. 


i:\  I'll  ACTS  FROM  PARISH  BEGISTEKS. 


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Name. 

Abode. 

When  buried. 

Ag.. 

By  whom  the  ceremony 

'.*>  -   [     :  :  '   ,  :  ,       ! 

1856. 

Lucy  Botfield 

Hopton 
Court 

August 
22nd 

82 

Chas.  Walcot,  Offici- 
ating Minister. 

I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  correct  extract  taken  from  the  Register  of  Deaths,  in 
the  parish  of  Hopton  Wafers,  in  the  county  of  Salop.  Witness  my  hand,  this  24th 
day  of  August,  in  the  year  1856.  ALEXR.  WOODWARD,  Rector. 


No.  28.— Extract  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  SHIFFNAL,  in  the 

county  of  Salop. 

Burial  in  the  parish  of  Shiffnal,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  in  the  year  1851. 


Name. 

Abode. 

When  buried. 

Ag*. 

By  whom  the  ceremony 
wu  performed. 

1851. 
William  Botfield 

Decker  Hill 

January  1st 

84 
years 

Townsh.  Brooke, 
Vicar. 

The  above  is  a  true  and  correct  extract  from  the  Shiffnal  Register.     Witness  my 
hand,  this  first  day  of  February,  1851.  TOWNSHEND  BROOKE,  Vicar. 


XXVI  APPENDIX. 

Burials  in  the  parish  of  Shiffnal,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  in  the  year  1851. 


Name. 

Abode. 

When  buried. 

Age. 

By  whom  the  ceremony 
was  performed. 

1851 

Lucy  Botfield 

Decker  Hill 

Deer.  16th 

81 
years 

Fra.  Spedding, 
Curate. 

The  above  is  a  true  and  correct  extract  from  the  Shiffnal  Kegister.     Witness  my 
hand,  this  20th  day  of  Deer.  1851.  FR*.  SPEDDING,  Curate. 


No.  29.  —CERTIFICATE  of  BAPTISM  of  the  Children  of  THOMAS 

BOTEVYLE,  of  FOKD. 

The  undermentioned  are  all  the  children  of  rne,  Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury, 
and  Margaret  my  wife : — 

Eegistered  in  the  Parish   Register  of  Alberbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,   and 
christened  at  Ford,  in  the  said  county  : — 

Harriet,  born  14  September,  1839. 
Emily,  born  21  June,  1842. 
Elizabeth,  born  9  April,  1844. 
Margaretta  Jane,  born  9  February,  1846. 

Registered  in  the  Parish  Register  of  Pontesbury,  in  the  said  county,  and  christened 
at  Cruckton,  in  that  parish  : — 

Susannah,  born  11  February,  1848. 

Baptized  at  Shrewsbury. 

Thomas  Beriah,  born  18  May,  1852. 
Frances,  born  8  July,  1855. 


THOMAS  BOTEVYLE. 


Shrewsbury,  10  January,  1856. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  %\XVli 


No.  30. — Entries  in  BOOK  of  COMMON  PRATER,  wanting  the  title, 
with  Calendar,  &c.    Octavo,  in  coeval  calf. 

Thomas  Botfcld  his  booke, 

God  give  him  grace  thereon 

to  lookc,  and  with  his  favour  and  his 

grace  in  heaven  send  him  a  dwell 

yng  place. 

Ano  domini  1674. 

In  the  same  handwriting  are  the  entries  :  — 
March  the  23,   1688-9. — Mary   Botfeild,  the  daughter   of  Thomas  Botfeild  and 

Abigaoil,  was  born,  being  Saturday  at  5  of  the  clock  in  the  afternoon. 
Ann  Botfield  was  born  October  the  8th  day,  at  12  of  y«  clock  at  night,  in  y*  yeare  of 

our  Lord  God  1691,  y8  same  yeare  y*  house  was  built,  it  being  Thursday. 
April  2  day,  1694. — Abigail  Botfeild  was  borne,  it  being  Monday,  at  12  of  y«  clock 

at  noon. 
December  ye  26th  day,  1696. — Thomas  Botfield,  y»  sonne  of  Thomas   Botfield, 

senior,  was  borne,  it  being  Tuesday,  about  five  of  y*  clock  in  y*  morning. 
December  yc  5th,  1699. — Margaret  Botfield  was  born,  it  being  Tuesday,  half  an 

hower  after  3  of  ye  clock  in  y*  afternoon. 
February  the  28th,  1702-3.— Beriah  Botfield  was  borne,  it  being  Sunday,  half  an 

hower  after  7  o'clock  att  night. 

Agness  Botfield  was  borne  September  y«  second,  1706,  att  3  of  y«  clock  in  y«  after- 
noon, it  being  Monday. 

Thomas  Lloyde  was  borne  September  y«  5th,  1686,  at  6  of  y«  clock  in  y*  morning, 
being  Sunday. 

Thomas  Botfield,  his  booke.     1669. 
Testis  Henry  Crockett     1684. 
Thomas  Bottfield  his  booke.     God  give 
him  grace  thereon  to  looke,  and  with  his 
favor  and  his  grace,  in  heaven  send  him 
a  dwelling  place.     Amen.  Amen. 
1679. 


XXVU1  APPENDIX. 


No.  31. — Extracts  from  the  BOOK  OF  COMMON  PRAYER,  &c.  Oxford, 
1733.  .  THE  HOLY  BIBLE,  O.  and  N.  T.  Oxford,  1736,  with 
Index.  THE  BOOK  OP  PSALMS,  London,  1735.  Collected  in 
one  volume  quarto,  in  the  original  calf  binding. 

On  the  fly-leaf  is  written : 
Beriah  Botfield,  his  book,  anno  1736. 
I,  Beriah  Botfield,  was  born  Februari  ye  28th,  1702-3. 
My  wife  Margaret  crisened  October  ye  7th,  1703. 

On  the  reverse  of  the  same : 

Beriah  Botfield,  son  of  Thomas  and  Abigaile  Botfield,  born  February  28th,  1702-3, 
it  being  Sunday,  half  an  hour  after  7  a  clock  at  night. 

Mary  Botfield,  daughter  of  Beriah  and  Margaret  Botfield,  born  December  16th, 
1732,  about  7  a  clock  in  the  morning. 

Thomas  Botfield,  son  of  Beriah  and  Margaret  Botfield,  born  February  14th, 
1736-7,  about  12  a  clock  at  night. 

On  the  last  leaf  of  the  Prayer  Book  is  written  : 
Beriah  Botfield,  his  book,  ano  1736. 

On  the  fly-leaf  at  the  end  of  the  volume  is  written : 

Thomas  Botfield,  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  born  February  14th,  1762, 
it  being  Sunday,  half  an  hour  past  one  o'clock  in  the  morning. 

William  Botfield,  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  born  May  7th,  1766,  it 
being  Wednesday,  about  eleven  o'clock  at  night. 

Beriah  Botfield,  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  born  July  27th,  1768,  it 
being  Wednesday  about  one  o'clock  in  the  morning. 

Beriah  Botfield,  son  of  Beriah  and  Charlotte  Botfield,  was  born  March  5th,  1807, 
being  Thursday,  between  2  and  3  o'clock  in  the  morning,  a  very  cold  night,  the 
hardest  frost  this  winter,  at  Earl's  Ditton,  Salop. 

On  the  reverse  of  this  leaf  is  written  : 

Margaret  Botfield,  daughter  of  John  and  Ann  Adams,  was  baptized  October  ye  7th, 
1703. 

Margaret  Botfield,  daughter  of  William  and  Anne  Baker,  was  born  December  6th, 
1730,  at  Bromley,  in  the  parish  of  Worfield. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH   KKG  ISTIilis. 


\\l\ 


Thomas,  the  son  of  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  was  born  at  Dawley,  February 
14th,  1762;  was  married  at  Wruxham,  February  14,  1800,  to  Lucy,  the  daught.  r  ..I 
William  and  Sarah  Skelhornc,  of  Liverpool. 

William,  the  son  of  the  aforesaid  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  was  born  at 
Dawley,  May  7th,  1766;  was  married  at  Donnington,  January  14th,  1794,  to  Liu-v, 
the  daughter  of  John  and  Betty  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Salop. 

Beriah,  the  son  of  the  aforesaid  Thomas  and  Margaret  Botfield,  was  born  at  Dawley, 
July  27th,  1768;  was  married  at  Aston,  near  Birmingham,  July  26th,  1806,  to 
Charlotte,  daughter  of  William  and  Helena  Withering,  of  the  Larches. 

Beriah,  the  son  of  Beriah  and  Charlotte  Botfield,  was  born  at  Earl's  Ditton,  Salop, 
March  5th,  1807. 


The  Office  of  the  Registrar  General  of  Births,  Deaths,  and  Marriages, 

Somerset  House,  London. 


BAPTISMS. 


Date  of  the 

Surname  of 

Name,  if  any,  or  Sex 

Superintendent  RegU- 

Vol. 

Pain 

Quarter. 

Parent. 

of  Child. 

trar's  District. 

•  ™o 

1837  Sept. 

Botfield 

William 

Stourbridge 

XVIII 

284 

1838  Sept. 

Botfield 

Eliza 

Stourbridge 

XVIII 

435 

»       » 

Botfield 

John 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

39 

1889  Sept. 

Botfield 

Susannah 

Worcester 

XVIII 

497 

„     Dec. 

Botevyle 

Harriet 

Atcham 

xvm 

1 

1840  Mar. 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Whitechapel 

ii 

562 

„      June 

Botfield 

John 

Stourbridge 

XVffl 

463 

1841  Mar. 

Botfield 

Allen 

Stourbridge 

XVIII 

479 

„     Sept. 

Botevyle 

John  Win.  Chinnery 

Bury  Saint  Edmund's 

XIII 

390 

»'               » 

Botfield 

Marianne 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvni 

41 

1842  Mar. 

Botfield 

John  George 

Whitechapel 

n 

605 

IT             )> 

Botfield 

Julia 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVffl 

46 

„      June 

Botfield 

M;irv 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvm 

4G 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Charlotte 

South  Molton 

X 

173 

11       »» 

Botfield 

George 

Stourbridge 

XVffl 

128 

>T               » 

Botfield 

John 

Stourbridge 

xvm 

424 

)>               ») 

Botevyle 

Emily 

Atcham 

xvm 

1 

XXX 


APPENDIX. 


BAPTISMS,  continued. 


Date  of  the 
Quarter. 

Surname  of 
Parent. 

Name,  if  any,  or  Sex 
of  Child. 

1843  Mar. 

Botfield 

Female 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Maria 

1844  Mar. 

Botfield 

James 

i>        » 

Botfield 

Mary  Ann 

,,      June 

Botevyle 

Elizabeth 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Emma 

'i        >» 

Botfield 

John 

„     Dec. 

Botfield 

John  Barker 

1845  June 

Botfield 

Eoseannah 

„      Dec. 

Botfield 

Robert 

1846  Mar. 

Botevyle 

Margaretta  Jane 

„      June 

Botfield 

Jane 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

1847  Mar. 

Botfield 

Ellen 

„      June 

Botfield 

Emma 

!)               » 

Botfield 

Thomas 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Jabez 

1848  Mar. 

Botfield 

Female 

,,      June 

Botfield 

Eobert  Henry 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Mary  Ann     . 

1849  Mar. 

Botfield 

Sarah  Ann 

„      June 

Botfield 

Eliza 

»       » 

Botfield 

Henry 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Eliza 

1850  Mar. 

Botevyle 

Mary  Ann 

„      June 

Botfield 

Jane 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Jane 

»        » 

Botfield 

Kichard 

„      Dec. 

Botfield 

Elizabeth  Ann 

1851  Mar. 

Botfield 

Eliza 

1852  June 

Botfield 

James 

!!               !) 

Botevyle 

Male 

1853  Mar. 

Botfield 

Mary  Ann 

„     June 

Botfield 

Francis  Henry 

1854  Sept. 

Botfield 

Emily 

?>       jj 

Botfield 

Lydia 

Superintendent  Regis- 
trar's District. 

Kidderminster 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Worcester 

Atcham 

Whitechapel 

Madeley 

Kidderminster 

Stourbridge 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Atcham 

Whitechapel 

Ludlow 

Dudley 

Kidderminster 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

West  Bromwich 

Dudley 

East  London 

Ludlow 

Dudley 

Madeley 

West  Bromwich 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Shrewsbury 

Ludlow 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Madeley 

St.  Luke's 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Shrewsbury 

St.  Luke's 

Madeley 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

Cleobury  Mortimer 


Vol.  Page. 


xvin 

389 

xvm 

39 

xvm 

47 

xvm 

581 

xvm 

2 

n 

561 

xvm 

93 

xvm 

366 

XVIII 

444 

xvm 

39 

xvm 

1 

n 

655 

xvm 

90 

xvm 

268 

xvm 

382 

xvm 

39 

xvm 

532 

xvm 

257 

n 

227 

xvm 

84 

xvm 

312 

xvm 

98 

xvm 

675 

xvm 

41 

xvm 

167 

xvm 

75 

xvm 

42 

xvm 

105 

n 

323 

xvm 

45 

6a 

511 

6  a 

596 

1  b 

548 

6a 

560 

6a 

493 

6  a 

489 

EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 


MARRIAGES. 


\\\i 


Date  of  the 
Quarter. 

Surname. 

Name. 

Superintendent  RogU- 
trar'.  Dutrict. 

Vol. 

PH* 

1837   Sept. 

Botfield 

Ann 

Pontypool 

XXVI 

109 

1838   Sept. 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Shrewsbury 

XVIII 

195 

1839  June 

Botfield 

Eliza 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

85 

»       » 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Hackney 

ra 

90 

„     Dec. 

Botfield 

Mary 

Hackney 

in 

107 

1840  Dec. 

Botfield 

Sophia  Ann 

Shoreditch 

n 

345 

1841  Sept. 

Botevyle 

Emily 

Shrewsbury 

xvra 

203 

»       » 

Botevyle 

Emily 

Shrewsbury 

xvra 

203 

„     Dec 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Stourbridge 

xvra 

585 

i>       » 

Botevyle 

Thomas  John 

East  London 

n 

195 

1843  Mar. 

Botfield 

Hannah 

Dudley 

xvra 

324 

„      June 

Botevyle 

Jane 

Aston 

XVI 

240 

»       >» 

Botfield 

James 

Worcester 

xvra 

595 

1844  June 

Botfield 

Willraott 

Bethnal  Green 

n 

25 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

William  James 

Shoreditch 

n 

418 

1845  Sept. 

Botfield 

Bridget 

Ludlow 

xvm 

506 

»             )) 

Botfield 

Fanny 

Stourbridge 

XVIII 

95 

»         II 

Botfield 

Samuel 

Ludlow 

xvra 

11 

1846  Mar. 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Dudley 

xvra 

305 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Ann 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvra 

51 

»        )> 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

West  Bromwich 

xvra 

651 

„     Dec. 

Botfield 

Ann 

Madeley 

xvra 

149 

1847  Mar. 

Botervyle 

Elizabeth 

Atcham 

xvra 

15 

»!               >» 

Botervyle 

Elizabeth 

Atcham 

xvra 

15 

„     Dec. 

Botfield 

Robert  Henry 

East  London 

n 

240 

1848  June 

Botfield 

Sarah 

Worcester 

xvm 

667 

„     Sept. 

Botfield 

Dorothy 

Birmingham 

XVI 

426 

„      Sept. 

Botfield 

Francis 

Madeley 

xvra 

12H 

1849  June 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Madeley 

xvra 

201 

1850  Mar. 

Botfield 

William 

Whitechapel 

n 

470 

„     June 

Botfield 

Jacob 

St.  Luke's 

n 

337 

»       » 

Botfield 

Mary 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

87 

1851  June 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Madeley 

xvra 

169 

!)              )» 

Botfield 

Sarah  Susan 

Birmingham 

XVI 

LM 

„     Dec. 

Botevyle 

Mary  Ann 

Cheltenham 

XI 

319 

1852  June 

Botfield 

Emily  Ann 

Shoreditch 

1  c 

Ml 

„      Dec. 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Dudley 

6c 

138 

XXX11 


Date  of  the 
Quarter. 

1838  Mar. 

1839  „ 

1840  „ 

„   June 

ii  ii 

1842  Mar. 
„  Sept. 

1843  Mar. 

?)      )> 

„   June 

j?   » 

„  Dec. 

1844  Mar. 
„  June 
„  Sept. 

Dec. 


1845  Mar. 

n   » 
„  Dec. 

1846  June 

1847  Mar. 

1848  Mar. 
„   June 
„  Dec. 

1849  Sept. 


1850  Mar. 
Dec. 


1851  Sept. 
„  Dec. 

1852  Mar. 
„   Sept. 
„  Dec. 

1853  Mar. 
June 


APPENDIX. 

DEATHS. 

Surname. 

Name. 

Superintendent  Regis- 
trar's District. 

Vol. 

Page. 

Botfield 

Hannah 

Ludlow 

XVIII 

79 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Worcester 

xvni 

361 

Botfield 

James 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

39 

Botevyle 

Georgiana 

West  London 

n 

155 

Botfield 

Maria 

Droitwich 

XVIII 

196 

Botfield 

John 

Ludlow 

XVIII 

77 

Botfield 

John 

Stourbridge 

XVIII 

316 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

33 

Botfield 

Female 

Kidderminster 

xvm 

280 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Wellington,  S. 

XVIII 

152 

Botfield 

Maria 

Madeley 

xvm 

92 

Botfield 

John 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvm 

35 

Botfield 

John  George 

Whitechapel 

n 

485 

Botfield 

Sarah 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvm 

37 

Botfield 

Mary  Ann 

Worcester 

xvm 

355 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Ludlow 

xvm 

70 

Botfield 

Hannabella 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

xvm 

37 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Dudley 

xvm 

248 

Botfield 

James 

Worcester 

XVHI 

473 

Botfield 

John 

Kidderminster 

xvm 

341 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Birmingham 

XVI 

188 

Botfield 

Ann  Sophia 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

XVIII 

39 

Botfield 

Ellen 

Dudley 

xvm 

255 

Botfield 

Female 

Dudley 

xvm 

268 

Botfield 

John 

Madeley 

xvni 

77 

Botfield 

George 

West  Bromwich 

xvm 

411 

Botevyle 

Edward 

Shrewsbury 

xvm 

134 

Botevyle 

Edward 

Shrewsbury 

XVIII 

134 

Botevyle 

Harriet 

Shrewsbury 

xvm 

144 

Botevyle 

Priscilla 

East  London 

n 

167 

Botfield 

Robert  Alford 

St.  Luke's 

n 

213 

Botfield 

Elizabeth 

Dudley 

xvm 

199 

Botfield 

William 

Shiffnall 

xvm 

122 

Botfield 

Thomas 

Ludlow 

xvm 

63 

Botfield 

Lucy 

Shiffnall 

xvm 

122 

Botfield 

Jacob 

London 

lc 

91 

Botfield 

Jane 

Cleobury  Mortimer 

6a 

355 

Botfield 

Sarah 

Bethnal  Green 

lc 

199 

Botfield 

Mary 

Ludlow 

6  a 

437 

Botfield 

Sarah 

Whitechapel 

lc 

246 

EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  xxxiii 

No.  32. — Extracts  from  the  REGISTER  of  the  Parish  of  WORFIELD, 
co.  Salop,  relating  to  the  family  of  BAKER. 

November  A°  Dora.  1563. — The  4  day  was  cristened  Jease,  daughter  of  John  Baker, 

of  Bromley,  yeoman,  and  Margaret  his  wyffe. 
February,   1564. — The   17  day  was  buryed  Jease,  daughter  of  John   Baker,  of 

Bromley,  yoman,  and  Margott  his  wyffe. 
May,  1566. — The  22  day  was  cristened  Jease,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 

yoman,  and  Marget  his  wyffc. 
September,  1567. — The  29  day  was  married  John,  the  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of 

Bromley,  to  Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  Roger  Jannes,  of  Bromley,  and 

Jonne  his  wyffe. 

December,  1574. — The  9  day  was  buryed  Agnes  Baker,  of  Hollen,  wydow,  house- 
holder. 
November,  1576. — The  27  day  were  marryed  John,  son  of  Robb'  Bache,  and  Mary, 

daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman,  and  of  ,  in 

Chadsley  pysh. 
December,  1578. — The  14  day  was  cristened  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of 

Bromley,  junr,  yeoman,  and  Elizabeth. 
November,  1580. — Were  maryed  Wm  Rowley,  of  Catstrey,  and  Alice,  daughter  of 

John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman,  and  Marget. 
December,  1584.— The  24  day  were  maryed  Roger,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 

yeoman,  serving  ma  to  Thomas  Hord,  of  Horde  Parke,  esquier,  to  Dorothy 

Hord,  daughter  of  John  Hord,  of  Horde  Parke,  esquier,  deceased,  in  London, 

in  Litle  St.  Barthlemewes,  nere  the  Royall  Exchaing,  by  vertu  of  a  lisens 

had  from  the  Byshope  of  Canterbury,  as  yt  there  doth  and  may  appeare, 

A° 1583. 

July,  1585.— The  3  day  was  buryed  John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman,  housholder. 
February,  1586.— The  5  day  was  christened  Roger,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 

yeoman,  and  Elizabeth. 
January,   1588.— The  22  day  were  maryed  Richard  Carpter  (t.  e.  Carpenter),  of 

Kynlett,  yeoman,  and  Jease,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman, 

decessed,  Marget. 
November,  1590.— The  23  day  were  marryed  John,  sonne  of  Richard  Barrett,  o 

Alscott,  yeoman,  and  Eliza,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Brorh,  yeom,  dec*. 
October,  1591.— The  22  day  were  marryed  Thomas  Baker,  of  Penne,  yeoman,  and 

Margctt   Oldbury,   daughter  of  John   Oldbury,  of  Wykin,   husba  (t. «. 

husbandman). 


XXXIV  APPENDIX. 

August,  1592. — The  20  day  was  christened  Margett,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baker,  of 
Perm,  yeoman,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife. 

September,  1592. — The  13  day  was  buryed  Elizabeth,  wyffe  of  John  Baker,  of 
Bromley,  yeoma. 

April,  1593. — The  16  day  were  maryed  by  a  license  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
yeoman,  and  Margery,  daughter  of  Wm  Lem,  of  Bridgnorth,  yeoma. 

September,  1593. — The  last  day  was  christened  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Baker, 
of  Bromley,  yeoma,  and  Margery. 

July,  1598. — The  9  day  was  christened  Thomas,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
yeoma,  and  Margery. 

June,  1601. — The  21  day  was  christened  Francis,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
yeoman,  and  Margery  his  wife. 

July,  1602. — The  9  day  was  buryed  Eichard,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
husbandman,  and  Margery  his  wife. 

February,  1602. — The  24  day  was  christened  Margot,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of 
Bromley,  yeoman,  and  Margery  his  wife. 

December,  1605. — The  26  day  was  christened  John,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  of  Brom- 
ley, yeoman,  and  Margery. 

Aprill,  1613. — The  8  day  was  buryed  Marget  Baker,  of  Bromley,  widow. 

November,  1615. — The  26  day  were  married  Richard  Bradeney,  of  the  parishe  of 
Penne,  and  Marie  Baker,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman. 

Aprill,  1623. — The  20  day  was  baptized  Francis,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  junior,  of 
Bromley,  husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyffe. 

February  1624. — The  13  day  was  baptized  Richard,  sonne  of  John  Baker,  junior,  of 
Bromley,  husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyffe. 

June,  1626. — The  19  day  was  buryed  John  Baker,  of  Bromley,  yeoman. 

March,  1626-1627. — The  .  .  day  was  baptized  William,  sonne  of  John  Baker  .... 

May,  1626. — The  12  day  was  buryed  Francis,  sonne  of  Francis  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyfe. 

December,  1627. — The  2  day  was  baptised  Thomas,  sonne  of  Francis  Baker,  of 
Bromley,  husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyfe. 

January,  1627. — The  2  day  was  buryed  ....  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyfe,  dying. 

January,  1634. — The  16  day  was  buryed  Margery  Baker,  of  Bromley,  widow. 

February,  1639. — The  14  day  was  buryed  Margott  Baker,  of  Bromley,  spinster. 

June.  1643. — The  24  day  was  buryed  Mary,  wyfe  of  Francis  Baker,  of  Bromley,  hus- 
bandman. 

November,  1645. — The  3  day  was  baptised  Francis,  sonne  of  Francis  Baker,  of  Brom- 
ley, husbandman,  and  his  wyfe. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  XXXV 

June,  1646. — The  17  day  was  buryed  Sara,  daughter  of  John  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
husbandman,  and  Mary  his  wyfe. 

December,  1646. — The  6  day  was  baptised  John,  sonne  of  Francis  Baker,  of  Bromley, 
husbandman,  and  Anne  his  wyfe,  born  November  12  day. 

Aprill,  1649. — Thefift  day  was  baptised  Richard,  sonne  of  Francis  Baker,  of  Brom- 
ley, husbandman,  and  Anne  his  wyfe,  born  March  24. 

October,  1651. —  .  .  .  day,  was  baptized  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Francis  Baker,  of 
Bromley,  and  Anne  his  wyfe,  born  6  day. 

I  certify,  that  the  annexed  Extracts  of  Births,  Deaths,  and  Marriages,  are  true  and 
correct  copies  of  the  Parish  Registers  of  Worfield,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  this  1 7th 
day  of  July,  1849. 

C.  F.  BROADBENT,  Vicar. 


No.  23.  Thomas  Botfield,  of  the  parish  of  Dawley,  batchelor,  and  Margaret  Baker, 
of  this  parish,  spinster,  were  married  in  this  Church  by  license,  with  consent  of  friends, 
this  28th  day  of  September,  in  the  year  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  sixty,  by  me, 

ROBERT  BROWN,  C.  C. 

.        ...  iThos.  Botfield. 

This  marriage  was  solemnized  between  us  |, 

(Margaret  Baker. 

-  tWilliam  Baker. 
In  the  presence  ol 

(Ann  Baker. 

I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  true  and  correct  Copy  of  the  Parish  Register  of  Wor- 
field, in  the  county  of  Salop,  this  28th  day  of  May,  1849. 

C.  F.  BBOADBENT,  Vicar. 

Worfield,  28  May,  1849. 


XXXVI 


APPENDIX. 


No.  33. — Extracts  from  the  REGISTER  OF  MARKET  DRAYTON. 

Baptisms  solemnized  in  the  parish  of  Market  Drayton,  otherwise  Drayton 

in  Hales. 


When  Baptized. 

Child'sChris- 
tian  Name. 

Parents'  Names. 

Abode. 

Quality, 
Trade,  or 
Profession. 

By  whom  the 
Ceremony  was 
performed. 

Christian. 

Surname. 

May  8,  1815. 

No.  332 

Mary, 
dau.  of 

James 
and  Ann 

Baker 

Drayton 

Tanner 

T.  Atcherley 

A.pril  15,  1816. 
No.  465 

Ann, 
dau.  of 

James 
and  Ann 

Baker 

Drayton 

Tanner 

Rd  Parsons, 
Curate 

Dot.  30,  1818. 
No.  818 

Eliza, 
dau.  of 

James 

and  Ann 

Baker 

Drayton 

Tanner 

Thos.    Hutchin- 
son 

Vlar.  29,  1820. 
No.  1041 

Harriet, 
dau.  of 

James 

and  Ann 

Baker 

Drayton 

Tanner 

J.  P.  Stubbs 

Fan.  11,  1822. 
No.  1159 

Sophia 

James 

and  Ann 

Baker 

Drayton 

Tanner 

J.  P.  Stubbs 

Baptisms  solemnized  in  the  parish  of  Worfield,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 


When  Baptized. 

Child's  Chris, 
tian  Name. 

Parents'  Names. 

Abode. 

Quality, 
Trade,  or 
Profession. 

By  whom  the 
Ceremony  was 
performed. 

Christian. 

Surname. 

Feb.  9,  1836. 
No.  976 

Fanny 

James 
and  Ann 

Baker 

Oldington 

Tanner 

C.  F.  Broadbent, 
Curate. 

Born  Jan.  9th,  1823. — Privately  baptized  at  Market  Drayton. 

C.  F.  BROADBENT,  Curate. 


Feb  9,  1836 


Lucy 


James 
and  Ann 


Baker       Oldington 


Tanner 


C.  F.  Broadbent, 
Curate. 


Born  May  25th,  1825. — Privately  baptized  at  Market  Drayton. 

C.  F.  BROADBENT,  Curate. 


May  12th,  1845. 


Extracted  from  the  above  Register  by 

THOMAS  SOLBY. 


EXTRACTS  FllOM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 


\\\\  11 


No.  34. — Entries  of  the  family  of  BAUGH,  from  MADELEY  REGISTER. 


1737,  June  12  . 

1753,  June  12  . 

1794,  June  12  . 

1769,  June  12  . 
1768,  Aug.  4  . 
1789,  Feb.  9  .  . 

1770,  Aug.  1  . 

1740,  Aug.  23  . 
1742-3,  Jan.  6  . 

1786,  Feb.  26  . 

1795,  June  21  . 

1741,  Oct.  25  . 
1737,  July  24  . 
1766,  March  10  . 
1792,  July  15  . 
1746-7,  Jan.  1  . 
1768,  Jan.  31  . 

1787,  Sept.  30  . 
1795,  July  12  . 
1780,  Dec.  24  . 

1787,  Nov.  25  . 
1773,  April  25  . 
1748,  Oct.  25  . 
1779,  Oct.  24  . 

1788,  July  13  . 
1756,  Oct.  5  .  . 
1748,  April  21  . 
1751,  June  24  . 
1760,  Dec.  25  . 
1770,  Dec.  9  .  . 
1772,  March  8  . 
1784,  Aug.  5  . 


Baptisms. 

.  Agnes,  f.  William  and  Agnes. 

. f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

.  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 

.  Amelia,  £  William  and  Amelia. 
.  Ann,  f.  John  and  Jane. 

.  f.  Edward  and  Susanna. 

.  Armella,  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 
.  Benjamin,  f.  Joseph  and  Ann. 

. f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

.  f.  William  and  Sarah. 

. f.  William  and  Sarah  (born  7th  June). 

.  Beriah,  f.  William  and  Agnes. 
.  Edward,  f.  Joseph  and  Ann. 

.  f.  Edward  and  Elizabeth. 

. f.  Edward  and  Rosannah. 

.  Elizabeth,  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

.  f.  Joseph  and  Hannah. 

. f.  William  and  Hannah. 

. f,  William  and  Amelia. 


.  George,  f.  Edward  and  Elizabeth. 

.  f.  Edward  and  Rosannah. 

.  Hannah,  f.  Edward  and  Elizabeth. 
.  Jane,  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

. f.  John  and  Jane. 

.  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

.  Jenny,  f.  John  and  Jane. 
.  John,  f.  John  and  Martha. 

.  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

.  f.  William  and  Armela. 

.  f.  John  and  Jane. 

.  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

.  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 


XXXV111 


APPENDIX. 


1733,  May  14 
1742,  Oct.  28 
1741,  Sept.  6 
1773,  March  28 

1734,  Feb.  23 
1749,  March  29 
1760,  Sept.  7 

1773,  April  11 
1760,  March  9 
1732-3,  Feb.  18 
1746,  May  20      . 

1774,  May  28      . 
1779,  Sept.  29    . 
1771,  Dec.  29      . 
1779,  Aug.  29     . 

1729,  Dec.  7  .    . 

1730,  Oct.  14   . 
1743-4,  Feb.  5  . 
1744,  Dec.  26   . 
1764,  Dec.  23   . 
1792,  Jan.  8  .  . 
1741,  April  1   . 
1743,  Aug.  28  . 
1776,  March  24  . 
1785,  Oct.  30   . 
1755,  July  30   . 
1782,  Oct.  23   . 
1750,  July  25  . 
1758,  Aug.  6 

1775,  Oct.  2  .  . 

1776,  March  17  . 

1777,  Oct.  12   . 
1792,  Aug.  26  . 
1788,  Dec.  14   . 
1736,  March  6  . 
1745-6,  Feb.  17  . 
1769,  Aug.  17  . 
1773,  Feb.  21   . 


John,  f.  Joseph  and  Ann. 

f.  Joseph  and  Ann. 

Joice,  f.  John  and  Martha. 
Isabella,  f.  Joseph  and  Elizabeth. 
Joseph,  f.  Joseph  and  Anne. 

f.  William  and  Agnes. 

f.  Edward  and  Elizabeth. 

f.  John  and  Jane. 

Kezia,  f.  John  and  Jane. 
Margaret,  f.  William  and  Agnes. 

f.  John  and  Martha. 

Martha  and  Maria,  f.  Thomas  and  Mary. 
Mark,  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 
Martha,  f.  Thomas  and  Amelia. 
Mathew  Maria,  f.  William  and  Armelia. 
Mary,  f.  Joseph  and  Anne. 

f.  William  and  Agnes. 

f.  John  and  Martha. 

f.  Thomas  and  Mary. 

f.  John  and  Jane. 

f.  Thomas  and  Unice. 


Richard,  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

f.  William  and  Agnes. 

f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 

f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

Samuel,  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

Sarah,  f.  John  and  Martha. 

f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

f.  Benjamin  and  Mary. 

f.  William  and  Emilia. 

f.  John  and  Jane. 

f.  William  and  Sarah. 

Susannah,  f.  Edward  and  Rosannah. 
Thomas,  f.  John  and  Jane. 
f.  William  and  Agnes. 


f.  Benjamin  and  Mary. 

f.  Benjamin  and  Mary. 


EXTRACTS  FllOM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 


\\\l\ 


1776, 
1782, 
1735, 
1739, 
1758, 
1763, 
1764, 


May  26 
July  14 
Oct.  19 
June  4 
Oct.  1    . 
Sept.  2  . 
Aug.  25 


1766,  Jan.  26 
1771,  Oct.  6  . 
1778,  Jan.  18 
1787,  July  8  . 
1789,  Sept.  28 
1793,  May  20 
1796,  Jan.  24 

Dec.  11 
1798,  May  27 

July  22 

1800,  Fcb  9  . 
March  30 
Sept  21 
Oct.  12  . 

1801,  July  12 
Aug.  30 
Sept.  27 

1802,  Oct.  3    . 

1803,  Feb.  20 
July  10 

1804,  May  20 
Sept.  2  . 
Oct.  7   . 
Dec.  8  . 

1805,  Jan.  20 
Feb.  10 
April  12 
Aug.  4 . 

1806,  July  13 
Aug.  17 

1807,  March  8 


Thomas,  f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

f.  John  and  Jane. 

William,  f.  Thomas  and  Jane. 

f.  William  and  Agnes. 

£  William  and  Arnitlia. 

f.  Edward  and  Elizabeth. 

f.  Beriah  and  Isabella,  privately;  was  publicly  bap- 
tized Oct.  5 

f.  William  and  Amelia. 

f.  Joseph  and  Elizabeth. 

f.  Thomas  and  Martha. 

f.  Richard  and  Martha, 
f.  William  and  Sarah. 
£  William  and  Susannah. 
.  Nelly,  f.  Benjamin  and  Nelly. 
.  Elizabeth,  f.  Edward  and  Hannah. 
.  Unice,  f.  Thomas  and  Unice. 
.  John,  £1  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 
.  Joseph,  £  William  and  Susanna. 
.  Benjamin,  f.  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 
.  Elizabeth,  £  Joseph  and  Catherine. 
.  Martha,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah. 
.  Maria,  f.  William  and  Sarah. 
.  William,  £  Edward  and  Hannah. 
.  Cornelius,  f.  Thomas  and  Unice. 
.  Maria,  f.  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 
.  Maria,  f.  George  and  Mary. 
.  Jane,  f.  Edward  and  Hannah. 
.  Jonathan,  f.  William  and  Susannah  (born  May  1). 
.  Robert,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 
.  Armelia,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah. 
.  Jane  and  Sarah,  £  Joseph  and  Catherine. 
.  Richard,  f.  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 
.  Maria  and  Amelia,  £  Benjamin  and  Sarah. 
.  Sarah,  f.  Samuel  and  Ann. 
.  James,  f.  William  and  Susannah. 
.  Amelia,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 
.  Harriott,  £  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 
.   Sarah,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah. 


Xl  APPENDIX. 

1808,  Feb.  21      .  .  Jane,  f.  William  and  Susannah. 

April  17     .  .  William,  f.  Benjamin  and  Eleanor. 

1810,  Jan.  28       .  .  Elizabeth,  f.  Samuel  and  Elizabeth. 
March  18  .  .  Sarah  and  Luke,  f.  William  and  Susannah. 
July  22      .  .  Martha,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 

1811,  Feb.  3  ...  Joseph,  f.  Thomas  and  Elizabeth. 

1812,  Jan.  28      .  .  William,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 
June  7  .     .  .  Mary,  f.  William  and  Susannah. 
Sept.  20     .  .  Maria,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth. 

1813,  Jan.  31      .  .  Mary  Ann,  f.  Samuel  and  Ann  (collier). 

1814,  Aug.  14     .  .  Thomas,  f.  Joseph  and  Catherine  (collier). 
Nov.  27      .  .  Maria,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah  (collier). 

1815,  May  21       .  .  Ann,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth  (collier). 

1816,  June  16     .  .  Mark,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah  (collier). 

1817,  Sept.  7  .     .  .  Mary  Ann,  f.  Thomas  and  Hannah  (collier). 

1818,  Feb.  22      .  .  William,  f.  William  and  Elizabeth  (miner,  The  Lloyds). 
Nov.  22     .  .  William  and  Maria,  f.  Samuel  and  Ann  (miner,  Madeley  Wood). 

1821,  May  13       .  .  Samuel,  f.  Samuel  and  Ann  (miner,  Madeley  Wood). 

1822,  April  28     .  .  Sarah,  f.  Benjamin  and  Ann  (miner,  Madeley  Wood). 

1823,  Dec.  7  ...   Sarah  Ann,  f.  Samuel  and  Ann. 

1825,  Nov.  20     .  .  Thomas,  f.  Benjamin  and  Harriet  (collier,  Madeley  Wood). 

1826,  Jan.  1   ...  William,  f.  Benjamin  and  Elizabeth  (collier,  Wase's  Row). 
Sept.  24     .  .  John  f.  Benjamin  and  Ann  (collier,  Madeley  Wood). 


Marriages,  from  Madeley  Eegistcr. 

1728,  Nov.  17. — William  Baugh  and  Agnes  Botevylc,  both  of  ys  psh. 
1754,  Sept.  16. — John  Baugh,  collier,  and  Jane  Davies. 
1757,  Sept.  26. — William  Baugh  and  Harriet  Cox. 

1763,  November  i2. — Beriah  Baugh,  tailor,  and  Isabella  Glazebrook. 

1764,  May  12. — William  Baugh  and  Elizabeth  Sherwood. 

1765,  June  30. — Joseph  Baugh,  carpenter,  and  Sarah  Hodgkiss. 
July  22. — Richard  Baugh,  collier,  and  Ann  Tees. 

Oct.  13. — Samuel  Baugh,  collier,  and  Elizabeth  Jones. 

1769,  Oct.  16. — Thomas  Baugh,  collier,  and  Martha  Powis. 

1770,  Dec.  23. — Joseph  Baugh,  collier,  and  Elizabeth  Pickrell. 

1785,  July  24. — William  Baugh,  collier,  and  Sarah  Harris. 

1786,  Feb.  5. — Edward  Baugh  and  Rosannah  Harris. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTKKx  ill 


1786,  Oct.  29. — William  Baugh  and  Hannah  Davies. 

Oct.  30. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Martha  Terry,  widow. 
1789,  April  14.— William  Baugh  and  Elizabeth  Hart 

Nov.  16. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Nice  Hotchkiss. 
1794,  Oct.  27.— William  Baugh  and  Ann  Roberts. 

1798,  Oct.  22. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Hannah  Boden. 

1799,  July  28. — Joseph  Baugh  and  Catherine  Thomas. 

1802,  April  19. — George  Baugh  and  Mary  Pickering. 

1803,  Nov.  21. — William  Baugh  and  Elizabeth  Cox. 

1805,  Feb.  18. — Samuel  Baugh  and  Margaret  Millington. 

1806,  Feb.  24. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Hannah  Hays. 
March  .  .  . — Thomas  Aston  and  Jane  Baugh. 

1808,  Feb.  28. — Samuel  Baugh  and  Sarah  Taylor. 
Oct.  10. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Ann  Mawn. 


Extracted  by  BENJAMIN  WRIGHT. 


A  Copy  from  Madeley  Register. 

1765. — Richard  Baugh  and  Ann  Tees,  by  banns,  were  married. 

[This  Richard,  born  1743,  had  13  children.] 
1786,  Oct.  30. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Martha  Terry,  were  married. 

[This  must  be  a  son  of  Richard's;  baptised  1766,  had  8  children.] 
1790,  September  27. — Richard  Baugh  and  Martha  Morgan  were  married  at  Dawley. 

[This  must  be  a  son  of  Richard's;  was  baptised  at  Dawley  1770,  had  4 
children.] 

Extracted  from  the  above  Register  by  BENJAMIN  WHISHT. 


Copied  from  Dawley  Register. 

8  Children  of  this  Thomas  and  Martha  Baugh. 
1788,  December  25.— Nancy,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  WM 

baptised. 
1791,  April  17.— Richard,  son  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was  baptis 


xlii  APPENDIX. 

1793,  May  19. — Amelia,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was  bap- 
tised. 

1796,  February  7. — Barbarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was 
baptised. 

1798. — Meriah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1800,  August  24. — Isabella,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was 
baptised. 

1802,  September  19. — Sydonea,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was 
baptised. 

1804,  April  8. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1796,  January  10. — Eichard,  son  of  Kichard  and  Martha  Baugh,  was  baptised. 

1797,  November  12. — Sarah,  daughter  of  Kichard  and  Martha  Baugh,  was  baptised. 
1799,  September  22. — William,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was 

baptised. 
1802. — Ann,  daughter  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Martha  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

13  Children  of  this  Eichard  and  Ann  Baugh. 

1766,  April  18. — Thomas,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1768,  January   12.— Mary,   daughter   of  Eichard  Baugh,  by    Ann   his   wife,  was 

baptised. 

1769,  June  23. — Agnes,  daughter  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1770,  December  26. — Eichard,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1773,  April   4. — Barbarah,   daughter   of  Eichard   Baugh,   by    Ann   his  wife,  was 

baptised. 

1774,  December  18. — Beriah,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 
1776,  May  19. — Isabella,  daughter  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1778,  March  1. — Joseph,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1779,  September  12. — Nancy,    daughter   of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was 

baptised. 

1780,  October  1. — William,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1782,  March  10. — John,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 

1783,  October  12. — Samuel,  son  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 
1785,  March  6. — Mary,  daughter  of  Eichard  Baugh,  by  Ann  his  wife,  was  baptised. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  xliii 


MARRIAGES  from  DAWLEY  CHURCH,  commencing  1764. 

1790,  September  27th. — Richard  Baugh  and  Martha  Morgan,  were  married. 

1804,  December  31. — John  Baugh  and  Mary  Jones  „ 

1814,  OctobcrS. — Thomas  Baugh  and  Marah  Ingram  „ 

1816,  May  19. — Richard  Baugh  and  Letitia  Bailey  „ 

1819,  May  9. — Samuel  Baugh  and  Mary  Bailey  „ 

1820,  May  28.— William  Baugh  and  Sarah  Griffiths  „ 

1821,  May  7.— William  Baugh  and  Elizabeth  Griffiths  „ 

1822,  July  7.— John  Baugh  and  Rachel  Bailey  „ 

1832,  April  22. — Benjamin  Baugh  and  Elizabeth  Jones  „ 

1833,  November  20. — John  Baugh  and  Prudence  Palmer  „ 

1834,  January  24. — William  Baugh,  widower,  and  Honor  Onions, 

by  license  „ 

1848,  August  7. — William  Baugh  and  Rebecca  Thompson  „ 


BURIALS  from  DAWLEY  CHURCH,  commencing  1764. 

1769,  December  14. — Mary,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Ann  Baugh,  was  buried. 

1802,  January  24. — William,  son  of  Edward  Baugh  „ 
March  21. — Joseph,  son  of  Joseph  Baugh  „ 
October  31. — Peter,  son  of  William  Baugh  „ 

1803,  May  1. — Ann,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Martha  Baugh  „ 

1804,  January  10. — Joseph  Baugh  » 
February  3. — Richard  Baugh  » 
March  11. — William,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Baugh  „ 
May  18. — Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  and  Martha  Baugh  „ 
September  4. — Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Hannah  Baugh  „ 

1805,  January  29. — Lydia  Baugh  ,, 
August  29. — Thomas  Baugh  „ 

1806,  July  8. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  William  Baugh  „ 

1808,  September  16. — John,  son  of  William  Baugh  „ 

1809,  January  4. — Philip,  son  of  John  Baugh  „ 

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xliv 


APPENDIX. 


1809,  March  26. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  the  late  Richard  Baugh,  was  buried. 

1810,  August  12. — Harriot,  daughter  of  William  Baugh  „ 
November  18. — Barbarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Baugh  „ 

1812,  March  22.— Harriot,  daughter  of  William  Baugh  „ 

1814,  April  1. — Richard  Baugh,  aged  70  years  „ 

1815,  December  24. — Mary  Baugh,  aged  58  years  „ 

1816,  March  10. — William  Baugh,  an  infant  „ 

1817,  February  20. — John  Baugh,  Dawley,  aged  18  years  „ 

1818,  July  17.  —Nancy  Baugh,  aged  75  years  „ 

1819,  January  4. — Mary  Baugh,  aged  37  years  „ 

1820,  April  9. — William  Baugh,  aged  7  years  „ 

1824,  May  19. — Josiah  John  Clark  Baugh,  aged  2  years  „ 

1825,  May  15. — William  Baugh,  Little  Dawley,  aged  65  years  „ 

1826,  April  14. — Caroline  Baugh,  aged  18  months  „ 

1828,  March  27. — Joseph  Baugh,  aged  18  months  „ 
January  1. — Ann  Baugh,  Dawley  Green  Lane,  aged  84  years          „ 

1829,  January  24.— Philip  Baugh,  Dark  Lane,  aged  18  years  „ 

1830,  January  19. — Mary  Ann  Baugh,  Old  Park,  aged  22  years  „ 
October  20. — Sarah  Baugh,  Little  Dawley,  aged  30  years  „ 

1831,  April  13. — Joseph  Baugh,  Horse  Hay,  aged  74  years  „ 
1833,  March  6. — Joseph  Baugh,  Horse  Hay,  aged  28  years  „ 

June  10. — John  Baugh,  Old  Park,  aged  26  years  „ 


BURIALS  from  MALINSLEE  CHURCH. 

1835,  April  12th.— William  Baugh,  Old  Park,  aged  65  years 

1836,  Feb.  17. — Mary  Ann  Baugh,  Horse  Hay,  aged  5  years 
December  13, — Leticia  Baugh,  Hinksay,  aged  48  years 

1837,  Nov.  30.— William  Baugh,  Old  Park,  aged  45  years 

1838,  September  16. — Joseph  Baugh,  Horse  Hay,  aged  16  years 
1842,  July  23. — Hannah  Baugh,  Horse  Hay,  aged  77  years 

August  14. — Beriah  Baugh,  Moorhouses,  aged  48  years 
[This  ends  the  Malinslee  Church.] 

1844,  February  13. — Sarah  Baugh,  Little  Dawley,  aged  76  years 

1845,  February  26. — John  Baugh,  Dark  Lane,  aged  24  years 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  rlv 

1853,  April  1. — Edward  Baugh,  Lightmoor,  aged  32  years,  was  buried. 
[This  ends  the  Burials  from  Dawley  and  Malinslee.] 

All  the  above  Extracts  were  taken  from  the  Register  by, 

BEKJAMIN  WRIGHT. 
Ironbridge,  November  26,  1855. 


No.  35. — EXTRACTS  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  DONNINGTON, 
relating  to  the  Family  of  BISHTON. 

A°  D'ni  1587. — Roger  Byshton,  of  Kyllshall,   husbandman  and  householder,  was 

buryed  the  fourth  daye  of  December,  a'o  pdict. 
[This  Roger  was  the  purchaser  of  property  at  Kelsall,  in  the  4th  Elizabeth,  as  by 

deed  in  possession  of  Reverend  H.  Bishton,  1849. — J.  Dale.] 

1593. — Joane  Bysheton,  of  Kyllshall,  wydowe,  late  wycf  of  Roger  Byshton,  hus- 
bandman, was  buryed  the  fourth  daye  of  februarye  a°  pdict. 
1603. — William  Bishton,  sone  of  Roger  Bishton,  of  Kylsall,  was  baptized  the  seconde 

daye  of  december,  anno  pd. 
1608. — Anne,  the  daughter  of  Roger  Byshton,  was  baptized  the  xxth  day  of  May, 

anno  pdict. 

1617. — Dorothy  Byshton,  wyfe  of  Roger  Byshton,  was  buryed  the  xxxth  day  of  Oc- 
tober, anno  pdict. 
1631. — William  Byshton,  of  Kelsall,  and  Sarah  Beech,  of  Arscott,  were  marryed 

togeather  the  first  day  of  ffebruary,  anno  pdict. 
1632. — Roger,  the  sonne  of  Willyam  Byshton  and  Sarah  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  the 

xxth  day  of  November,  anno  pdict. 
1634. — John,  the  sonne  of  William  Bishton  and  Sarah  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  xvjth 

day  of  October,  anno  pdict. 
1636. — Anne,  the  daughter  of  William  Byshton  and  Sarah  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  the 

nynth  day  of  October,  anno  pdict. 
1639. — William,  the  sonne  of  William  Byshton  and  Sarah  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  the 

seaven  and  twentyeth  day  of  March,  anno  pdict. 
1641. — Edward,  the  sonne  of  William  Byshton  and  Sarah  his  wyf,  was  baptized  the 

eight  day  of  August,  anno  pdict. 
1642. — Edward,  sonne  of  William  Byshton,  was  buried  the  xxvijth  day  of  March, 

anno  pdict. 


APPENDIX. 

1649. — William  Byshton  was  buried  the*  the  27th  day  of  March,  anno  pdict. 

1657. — Eoger  Byshton,    yoman,  was  buried  the  thirteenth    day    of  March,    anno 
pdicto. 

1661. — Sarah,  the  wife  of  William  Bishton,  was  buried  the  18  of  September. 

1663. — William  Byshton,  the  sonne  of  Roger  Byshton  and  Ruth  his  wife,  was  bap- 
tized May  the  3d,  1663. 

1664. — John,  the  sonne    of  Roger  and   Ruth   Byshton,  was  baptized  Febr  ye  28th, 

1664. 

John,  the  sonne  of  Roger  and   Ruth  Byshton,  was  buried  March  ye  2nd, 
1664. 

1666. — John,  the  sonne  of  Roger  Byshton  and  Ruth  his  wife,  was  baptized  Aprill 
the  5th,  1666. 

1668. — Thomas,  the  sonne  of  Roger  Byshton  and  Ruth  his  wife,  was  baptized  July 
ye  26,  anno  pdict. 

1669. — Thomas  Byshton,  the  sone  of  Roger  Byshton,  was  buried  9mber  30th,  ano 
pdict. 

1669-70. — Roger  Byshton  was  buryed  January  17th,  ano  D'ni  1669-70. 

1675. — William  Byshton,  of  Kelshall,  was  buried  January  ye  30th.  a'no  pdict. 

1701. — William  Byshton,  of  this  parish,  husbandm,  and  Elizabeth  Lovat,  of  Laply 
parish,  were  maryed  May  the  8th,  1701. 

1704. — William,  the  son  of  Wm  Bishton  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was   baptized  Sep- 
tember the  18th,  1704,  a  yeoman's  child. 

1704. — Elizabeth,    the   wife   of  Will.    Bishton,   was   buried    September   the   21st, 
1704. 

1706. — William  Bishton,  yeoman,  and  Sarah  Whiston,  both  of  this  parish,  were  mar- 
ried April  13,  1706,  w"1  a  licence. 

1707. — Elizabeth,  daughter  of  William  Bishton  and  Sarah  his  wife,  was  baptized 
November  20,  1707. 

1714. — Lucy,  the  daughter  of  Richard  Whiston  and  Jane  his  wife,  was  baptized  July 
llth,  1714. 

1732. — William  Bishton  and   Lucy  Whiston,  both  of  this  parish,   weeare  married 
June  ye29,  1732,  with  license. 

1735. — John,  son  of  William  Bishton  and  Lucy  his  wife,  was  privitely  baptized  and 
rec'd  into  ye  Church  February  ye  20,  1734-5. 

The  above  are  true  Copies  of  Entries  (being  thirty-one  in  number)  in  the  Baptismal, 

*  So  in  the  Register. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  xlvii 

Burial,  and  Marriage  Registers  of  the  parish  of  Donington,  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
extracted  by  me, 

JOSEPH  DALE,  A.  M.  Curate  of  Donington. 
Albrighton,  7th  April,  1849. 

N.B.  The  two  last  entries  were  in  the  hand- writing,  as  I  think,  of  an  unlearned 
Parish  Clerk,  who  appears  to  have  kept  the  Registers  for  several  years. 


1737. — Ann,  daughter  of  William  Bishton  and  Lucey  his  wife,  was  baptized  May 

ye  30,  1737. 
1740. — William,  son  of  William  Bishton  and  Lucy  his  wife,  was  baptized  Janeuary 

ye  7th,  1739. 
1742.— Lucy,  daughter  of  William  Bishton  and  Lucy  his  wife,  was  baptized  July 

y«  23,  1742. 
1746. — Betty,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jcllecorse  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was  baptized 

Janeuary  ye  24th,  1745-6. 


Marriages  of  the  children  of  William  Bishton.  (Abridged  Extracts.) 

1759. Thomas  Cuxson  and  Anne  Bishton  were  married  29th  September,  1759. 

1765. — John  Bishton  and  Betty  Jellicorse  were  married  24th  January,  1765. 
1769.— John  Minor  and  Lucy  Bishton  were  married  30th  November,  1769. 
1789. William  Bishton  and  Frances  Blakemore  were  married  2nd  May,  1789. 


Marriages  of  the  children  of  William  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife. 

(Abridged  Extracts.) 

1789.— George  Baylis  and  Anne  Bishton  were  married  8th  January,  1 
1791.— John  Bishton,  jun',  and  Sophia  Baylis  were  married  10th  February,  1 
1794._WiUiam  Botfield  and  Lucy  Bishton  were  married  14th  January,  1794. 
1806.— Henry  Crump  and  Sarah  Bishton  were  married  24th  April,  1806. 
1811.— Thomas  Bishton  and  Elizabeth  Dale  were  married  25  March,  1811. 


xlviii  APPENDIX. 

1766. — John,  the  son  of  John  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptized  November 

the  twentyeth,  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  sixty-six,  of  Kilsall. 
1768. — Ann,  the  daughter  of  John  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptiz'd  Sep- 
tember the  twenty- second,  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  sixty-eight,  of 

Kilsall. 
1770. — Lucy,  the  daughter  of  John  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptiz'd  the 

25th  of  November,  1770. 
1773. — William  Eoger,  the  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was 

privately  baptized  February  7th,  and  received  into  the  Church  Mar:  25, 

1773. 
1776. — Betty,  daughter  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Gent,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was 

baptized  privately  July  llth,  1776. 
1776.— Betty,  the  daughter  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was 

buried  July  llth,  1776. 
1777. — Whiston,  the  son  of  John  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife,  having  been  privately 

baptized,  was  received  into  the  Church  Nov.  27,  1777. 
1779. — George  Octavius,  son  of  John  Bishton  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptized 

March  30,  1779. 
1781. — Henry,  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptized 

Feb.-  25, 1781. 
1782. — Sarah,  the  daughter  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was 

baptized  28  Octo:  1782. 
1784. — Holbrooke,  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  baptized 

May  1st,  1784. 

1785. — Thomas,  the  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  pri- 
vately baptized  August  23rd,  and  received  into  the  Church  November  21st, 

1785. 

1784. — Holbrooke,  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  was  buried  May  21st,  1784. 
1785. — Whiston,  the  son  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  and  Betty  his  wife,  was  buried 

April  17th,  1785. 
1798. — Elizabeth  Sophia,  the  daughter  of  John  Bishton,  junr.  of  Kilsall,  Gent  and 

Sophia  his  wife,  was  baptized  privately  December  4th,  1798,  and  afterwards 

received  into  the  Church. 
1799. — Lucy,  the  daughter  of  George  Baylis,  of  Neach  Hill,  Gent,  and  Anne  his 

wife,  was  baptized  privately  January  18th,  1799,  and  afterwards  received 

into  the  Church. 
1801. — Anne,  the  daughter  of  William  Eoger  Bishton,  of  Shakerley  in  this  parish, 

Gentleman,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was  baptized  privately  Feby.  15,  1801, 

and  afterwards  received  into  the  Church. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS. 

1802  —John,  the  son  of  William  Roger  Bishton,  of  Shakerley  in  this  pariah,  Gentle- 
man,  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  was  baptized  privately  March  26th,  1802,  and 
afterwards  received  into  the  Church. 

1802.— William  Henry,  the  son  of  George  Baylis,  of  Neach  Hill,  Cent  and  Anne 
his  wife,  was  baptized  privately  August  18th,  1802,  and  afterwards  received 
into  the  Church. 

1805. — Thomas,  the  son  of  George  Baylis,  of  Kilsall,  Gent,  and  Anne  his  wife,  was 
baptized  privately  October  ye  19th,  1805,  and  afterwards  received  into  the 
Church. 

1805. — Henry  Bishton,  the  son  of  John  Bishton,  Esq.  of  Kilsall,  was  buried  April 
25th,  1805,  aged  24. 

1805. — Betty,  the  wife  of  John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Esq.  was  buried  June  6th,  1805, 
aged  59. 

1805. — William  Roger  Bishton,  of  Prior's  Lee,  Gent,  was  buried  October  30th,  1805, 
aged  32. 

1806. — John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Esquire,  was  buried  January  4th,  1807,  aged  72. 

1810. — John  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Esq.  was  buried  August  31st,  aged  43. 

1812. — Henry,  the  son  of  Thomas  Bishton,  of  Donington  Rectory,  Esq.  and  Eliza- 
beth his  wife,  was  privately  baptized  the  3rd  of  January,  1812,  and  after- 
wards received  into  the  Church  20th  August,  anno  eod. 

1812. — Sophia,  the  widow  of  John  Bishton,  late  of  Kilsall,  Esq.  was  buried 
February  21st,  1812,  aged  45. 

1812. — George,  the  son  of  Henry  Crump,  of  Shakerley,  Esq.  and  Sarah  his  wife,  was 
privately  baptized  the  4th  of  October,  1812,  and  received  into,  the  Church 
the  4th  of  August,  1813. 


Baptisms  at  DONINGTON,  Salop.    From  the  Register  commencing 

A.D.  1813. 

1813,  18th  Feb.  No.  4. 

Elizabeth  Sophia,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Donington  Rectory, 
Esquire. 

1814,  14th  Feb.  No.  16. 
Mary  Bishton,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Sarah  Crump,  Shakerley  House,  Esquire. 

1814,  25  May,  No.  22. 

Catharine  Dale,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Neach  Hill,  Esquire. 

9 


1  APPENDIX. 

1816,  28  August,  No.  48. 

Sarah  Ruth,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Neach  Hill,  Donington, 
Esquire. 

1816,  28  Sept.  No.  49. 
Lucy,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Sarah  Crump,  Shakerley  House,  Esquire. 

1818,  12th  May,  No.  80. 
Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Neach  Hill,  Donington,  Esquire. 

1821,  23  June,  No.  114. 
George,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Tong  Lodge  and  Neach  Hill,  Esquire. 

1823,  llth  Dec.  No.  149. 

Christopher  Roger,  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Bishton,  Tong  Lodge  and   Neach 
Hill,  Esquire. 


Burials  at  DONINGTON,  Salop.     Prom  the  Register  commencing 

A.D.  1813. 

1814,  No.  10. 
William  Bishton,  Lizard  Grange,  Tong,  1814,  6th  May,  75  years. 

1819,  No.  44. 

Sarah    Ruth   Bishton,    Neach    Hill,    Donington,    1819,    April    16th,    2   years   and 
7  months. 

1824,  No.  75. 

Frances   Bishton,    widow   of    the    late    William    Bishton,    Beckbury   Hall,    1824, 
January  22,  74  years. 

1824,  No.  77. 

Catharine  Dale  Bishton,   2nd  daughter  of  Thos.  Bishton,  Esq.  Tong  Lodge,  in  the 
parish  of  Tong,  1824,  July  1st,  10  years. 

1824,  No.  78. 

Elizabeth  Sophia  Bishton,  eldest  daughter  of  Thos.  Bishton,  Esq.  Kilsall,  Donington, 
1824,  August  23d,  11  years. 

1824,  No.  83. 
Elizabeth  Bishton,  wife  of  Thomas  Bishton,  Esq.  Kilsall,  Donington,  36  years. 

1839,  No.  169. 

Sarah  Crump,   wife  of  Henry   Crump,   Bowling  Green  House,   Albrighton,   1839, 
August  31st,  56  years. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  li 

1839,  No.  170. 
George  Baylis,  Shiffnal,  1839,  October  15th,  73  years. 

1839,  No.  172. 

Thomas  Bishton,  Kilsall,  Donington,  1839,  November  27th,  54  years. 

1840,  No.  180. 
George  Baylis,  Brierly  Hill,  1840,  June  3d,  51  years. 

1842,  No.  191. 

Christopher  Roger  Bishton,  Beckbury,  but  late  of  Kilsall,  1842,  March  12th,   18 
years. 

1844,  No.  203. 

George  Crump,  Albrighton,  late  of  Stafford,  1844,26th  January,  31  years. 

1845,  No.  211. 

George  Octavius  Bishton,  Sydnal  Lane,  Donington,  1845,  12th  November,  66  yean. 

1846,  No.  212. 

George  Bishton,  third  son  of  the  late  Thomas  Bishton,  of  Kilsall,  Esq.  Lower  Hall, 
Beckbury,  1846,  25th  February,  24  years. 

The  following  was  omitted  in  its  proper  place : 

1841,  No.  187. 

Mary  Bishton  Crump,  the  Bowling  Green,  Albrighton,  1841,  September  20th,  27 
years. 

MARRIAGE. 

1823.— Captain  Arden  Adderley,  R.N.  of  the  parish  of  Lea  Marston,  in  the  county  of 
Warwick,  and  Anne  Bishton,  of  the  parish  of  Donington,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  were  married  in  this  Church  by  licence,  this  21st  day  of  October, 

1823,  by  me, 

BOWYER  ADDERLEY,  Officiating  Minister. 

Extracts  from  the  Registers  of  the  parish  of  Donington,  com.  Salop. 

JOSEPH  DALE,  Curate. 

Albrighton,  21st  June,  1849. 


Hi  APPENDIX. 


No.  36. — Extracts  from  the  PARISH  REGISTERS  at  LICHFIELD, 
relating  to  the  Family  of  HECTOR. 

LICHFIELD  ST.  MART'S,  commencing  1659. 

1661-2,  March  19. — Edmund,  son  of  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 
1663,  Nov.  29. — Thomas,  son  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 
1665,  Dec.  3. — Edmund,  son  of  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 
1674,  Aug.  2. — Philip,  son  of  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1678,  Sep.  22.— John,  son  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1679,  Sep.  27. — Charleston  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1681,  Sept.  4. — James,  son  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1682,  Aug.  31. — Benjamin,  son  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1683,  Sep.  9. — Nathaniel,  son  of  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  baptd. 

1684,  Jan.  14. — Mary,  dr  of  Edmund  Hector,  Gen!.  baptd. 
1700,  Sept.  26. — Brookes,  son  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1702,  Dec.  29. — Mary,  dr  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1704,  Nov.  20. — Penelope,  dr  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1706,  June  11. — Henry  Boylston  and  Ann  Hector,  married. 
1706,  Oct.  17. — Ann,  drof  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1708,  Dec.  1. — Sarah,  dr  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1710,  Sept.  5. — Geo.  son  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1710-11,  Jan.  10.— Ann,  dr  of  Mr.  Benjn  Hector,  baptd. 
1710-11,  Nov.  5.— Sharlott,  dr  of  Mr.  Geo.  Hector,  baptd. 

1714,  Aug.  3. — Mary,  dr  of  Benjamin  Hector,  baptd. 

1715,  April  3. — Lydia,  dr  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1717,  July  10. — Honora,  dr  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  baptd. 
1720,  Sept.  12. — Philip,  son  of  Mr.  Benjn  Hector,  baptd. 

[No  entry  of  Cooker.] 


LICHFIELD  ST.  MICHAEL'S,  commencing  1663. 

1708,  April  5. — Elizabeth,  dr  of  George  Hector,  buried. 
1713,  Dec.  1. — Frances,  dr  of  George  Hector,  buried. 
1716,  Aug.  26. — Mary,  dr  of  Benjn  Hector,  buried. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  l'.\  II  is  II    i;u,|s|  |jjj 


1717,  May  15. — Lydia,  dr  of  George  Hector,  burial. 
1721,  Nov.  6. — Hester,  dr  of  George  Hector,  bur'u-.l. 
1726,  Aug.  26.— Mrs.  Dorothy  Hickter,  buried. 
1741,  Sept.  15.— Philip  Hector,  buried. 

[No  entry  of  Cooker.] 


LICHFIELD  ST.  CHAD,  commencing  1659. 
No  entry  of  Hector  or  Cooker. 

The  above  is  a  List  of  Names  during  the  seventeenth  and  eighteenth  centuries. 
There  are  a  few  years  deficient  in  each  parish. 


Extracts  of  MARRIAGE  and  BAPTISMS,  from  the  REGISTERS  kept  in  the 
Parish  Church  of  SAINT  MARY,  in  the  county  and  city  of  LICHFIELU, 
within  the  county  of  Stafford,  the  16th  day  of  December,  1851. 

August,  1682. — Beniamin,  sonn  of  Mr.  Edmond  Hector,  was  baptized  31th. 

September,  1683. — Nathaniell,  sonn  of  Mr.  Edmond  Hector,  was  baptized  9th. 

January,  1684. — Mary,  daughr  of  Mr.  Edmond  Hector,  was  baptized  14th. 

April,  1686. — Ann,  daughter  of  Mr.  Edmond  Hector,  was  baptized  6th. 

Sept.  1700. — Brooks,  son  of  Mr.  Geo.  Hector,  bapt.  26. 

December,  1702. — Mary,  da.  of  Mr.  Geo.  Hector,  bapt.  29. 

Nov.  1704. — Penelope,  dau.  of  Mr  Geo.  Hector,  bapt.  20. 

June,  1706. — Nupt.  Hen.  Boylston  and  Ann  Hector,  married  11. 

October,  1706. — Ann,  da.  of  Geo.  Hector,  bapt  17. 

December  1708. — Bapt.  Sarah,  da.  of  Mr.  Geo.  Hector,  1. 

Sept.  1710. — Bapt.  George,  son  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  5. 

November  1711.  — Bapt.  Charlott,  the  daugh.  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  7. 

October  1713. — Bapt.  Frances,  the  daugh.  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  24. 

August  1714. — Bapt.  Mary,  daug.  of  Mr.  Benja.  Hector,  3. 

April  1715. — Bapt.  Lydia,  dau.  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  3. 

July  1717. — Bapt.  Honora,  daug.  of  Mr.  George  Hector,  10. 

Sep.  1720. — Bap.  Philip,  son  of  Mr.  Benjamin  Hector,  12. 

WILLIAM  BUSHBY  WILKINS,  Curate  of  St.  Mary's,  Lichfield. 
16th  December,  1851. 


liv  APPENDIX. 


Marriage  Bonds,  1696,  at  Lichfield. 

Lichen:  26  Octobris,  1696. — Fiat  L7a  Matrimonialis  inter  Georgium  Hector  de 
civitate  Lichen:  celebem  setatis  20  annorum  ad  minus  et  Elizabethan! 
Brookes  parochia3  Kingsbury  solutam  astatis  21  annorum  ad  minus. 

Ministro  de  Kingsbury. 
Edmondus  Hector,  pater, 
bb:  et  Jur:  prosdictus  Hector  coram 

W.  WALMISLEY,  Sur. 


Parish  Registers  of  Kingsbury. 

1696,  October  29. — Marryed  Mr.  George  Hector,  of  Lichfeild,  and  Mrs.  Elizabeth 
Brookes. 

Extracted  by  MARKHAM  THORPE, 
June  11,  1853. 


Extracted  from  the  Registry  of  the  Bishop  of  Lichfield. 

Know  all  men  by  these  presents,  that  we,  Brooke  Hector,  of  the  Close  of  the 
Cathedral  Church  of  Lichfield,  in  the  county  of  Stafford,  Gent,  and  John  Doe,  of 
the  same,  yeorn,  are  held  and  firmly  bound  unto  the  Eight  Keverend  Father  in  God 
Richard  Lord  Bishop  of  Lichfield  and  Coventry,  in  the  sum  of  one  hundred  pounds 
of  good  and  lawful  money  of  Great  Britain,  to  be  paid  unto  the  said  Lord  Bishop,  or 
to  his  certain  attorney,  his  executors,  administrators,  or  assigns,  to  which  payment 
well  and  truly  to  be  made,  we  oblige  ourselves,  and  each  of  us  by  himself,  for  the 
whole  our  and  each  of  our  heirs,  executors,  and  administrators,  firmly  by  these 
presents,  sealed  with  our  seals.  Dated  the  fifteenth  day  of  February,  in  the  eighth 
year  of  the  reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second,  by  the  grace  of  God  of 
Great  Britain,  France,  and  Ireland  King,  Defender  of  the  Faith,  and  so  forth,  and 
in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  thirty-four. 


EXTRACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  Iv 

The  condition  of  the  above  written  obligation  is  such,  that,  if  there  shall  not  ! 
after  appear  any  lawful  let  or  impediment  by  reason  of  any  pre-contract,  consan- 
guinity, aflinity,  or  any  other  just  cause  whatsoever,  but  that  Edmund  Withering,  of 
the  parish  of  Shiffnall,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  batchelor,  aged  22  years,  and  Sarah 
Hector,  of  the  same  parish,  spinster,  aged  21  years  and  upwards,  may  lawfully  marry 
together;  and  that  there  is  not  any  suit  depending  before  any  judge,  ecclesiastical  or 
civil,  for  or  concerning  any  such  pre-contract;  and  that  the  consent  of  the  parents,  or 
others  the  governors  of  the  said  parties,  be  thereunto  first  had  and  obtained ;  and 
that  they  cause  their  said  marriage  to  be  openly  solemnized  in  the  face  of  the  pariah 
church  of  Shifrhall  aforesaid,  between  the  hours  of  eight  and  twelve  of  the  clock  in 
the  forenoon ;  and  do  and  shall  save  harmless  and  keep  indemnified  the  above-nam'd 
Lord  Bishop,  his  Surrogates,  and  all  others  his  officers  and  successors  in  office,  for 
and  concerning  the  premises;  then  the  said  obligation  to  be  void,  or  else  to  be  and 
remain  in  full  force  and  virtue. 

4 

Sealed  and  delivered  (being  first  duly  stamped)  )  _ 

BROOKE  HECTOR  (L.S.) 
in  the  presence  ot         UEO.  LOWK. 

Lichfd,  15  February  1734. 

Let  a  Marriage  Licence  be  granted  between  Edmund  Withering,  of  the  parish  of 
Shiffnall,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  Batchelor,  aged  22  years,  and  Sarah  Hector  of  the 
same  parish,  Spinster,  aged  21  years  and  upwards. 

Brooke  Hector,  of  the€lose  of  Lichfield,  Gent.,  was  then  duly  sworn, 

and  the  Licence  was  decreed  to  be  granted  by  me, 

To  the  Minister  J-  STEPHENSON.  Ju'. 

of  Shiffnall. 

Witness,  JNO.  FLETCHER.  Examined  18th  March,  1852. 

J.  MOTT,  D.  Reg. 


No.  37  .—Extracts  from  PARISH  REGISTERS  relating  to  the  family  of 

WITHERING. 

Richard,  the  sonne  of  William  Witheringe  and  Dorothie  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  the 

second  day  of  November,  1630. 
Edmund,  y«  sonne  of  William  Witheringe  and  Dorothie  his  wyffe,  was  baptL 

April,  1632. 


v  APPENDIX. 

William,  sonne  of  William  Witheringe  and  Dorothie  his  wyffe,  was  baptized  ye  8tli 

day  of  July,  1633. 
Anne,  the  daughter  of  William  Witheringe,  Gent,  and  Dorothye    his  wyfe,   was 

baptized  22  day  of  June,  1637. 
Mary,  daughter  of  Wm  Witheringe,  Gent,  and  Dorothye  his  wyfe,  was  baptized  the 

30  day  of  October,  1638. 
Jane,  daughter  of  William  Witheringe  and  Dorothye  his  wife,  was  baptized  the  16th 

day  of  March,  1641. 

Richd  Witheringe  was  buried  ye  4th  of  November,  1651. 

Dorothy,  the  wife  of  Wm  Witheringe,  Gent,  was  buried  ye  25th  of  July,  1663. 
1685.— Willm  Witheringe,  Gent,  was  buryed  the  19th  of  May,  certified  the  20th. 
1686. — John  Gray  and  Ellen  Witheringe  was  married  October  24th. 
1707. — Roger  Witheringe  was  buried  Jan.  15  day,  and  certified  the  20th  day  of 

January. 
1708. — William,  the  son  of  William  and  Ellen  Witheringe,  was  borne  November  the 

30th,  and  was  baptized  Deer,  the  13th  day. 
1711. — Mary,  the  daughter  of  William  and  Hellin  Witheringe,  was  borne  September 

30th  and  baptized  October  4th  day. 
1712. — William,  the  son  of  William  and  Helenor  Witheringe  was  buried  July  the  1 

day.     Certified  the  third  day  of  July. 
1713. — Edmond,  the  son  of  William  and  Elinor  Witheringe,  was  born  Dec.  30  day, 

and  was  baptized  the  12  day  of  January. 
Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  William  and  Elinor  Witheringe,  was  baptized  the  22  day 

of  May,  anno  1716. 
1716. — Mr.  Willm  Witheringe  was  buryed  the  26  day  of  Aug.  and  certified  1  day  of 

Sept. 

The  above  written  are  faithful  extracts  taken   from  the  Register  of  the  Parish 
Church  of  Cheswardine. 

18  June,  1841.  CHARLES  MILLER,  Curate. 


William,  the  son  of  Edmund  and  Sarah  Witherings,  was  baptized  the  13th  of  April, 
1742. 

I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  correct  copy  of  the  Register  of  Baptisms  kept  in  the 
Parish  Church  of  Wellington,  in  the  county  of  Salop. 

B.  BANNING,  Vicar. 


I:\TI;  \(  is  FROM  PAKlsii  UK.fHs'i  ;  |\ii 


February  1750.  —  Sarah,  the  daughter  of  Edmund  and  Sarah  Withering*,  was  bap- 
tized 13. 

This  is  a  true  copy  of  the  Register  kept  in  the  parish  Church  of  Wellington,  in 
the  county  of  Salop. 

Witness,  B.  BANNING,  Vicar. 


Extracts  from  the  REGISTER  of  the  Parish  Church  of  ST.  MARY,  at 

STAFFORD. 

1772,  page  144,  No.  568.— William  Withering,  of  this  parish,  doctr  of  physick,  and 
Helena  Cooks,  of  this  parish,  spinster,  were  married  in  this  church  by 
license  this  twelfth  day  of  September,  in  the  year  one  thousand  seven 
hundred  and  seventy-two,  by  me,  J.  DICKENSON,  Rector. 

.        .  i  W"  Withering. 

This  marriage  was  solemnized  between  us  \ . 

(Helena  Cooks. 

-  (John  Turton. 
In  the  presence  of  } 

|Tho.  Amery. 

The  above  is  a  true  and  faithful  extract  from  the  Marriage  Register  of  St.  Mary  in 
Stafford,  this  ninth  day  of  June,  1837,  by  me, 

W.  E.  COLDWELL,  M.A.  Rector. 


1776.— Baptized  December  20,  William,  son  of  William  and  Helene  Withering. 

The  above  is  a  true  copy  of  the  Register  kept  in  the  parish  Church  of  St.  Philip, 

Birmingham,  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 

Extracted  May  5th,  1837. 

JOSEPH  GELL,  Clerk  of  St.  Philip's  Parish. 


Iviii  APPENDIX. 

1778. — Baptized  March  24,  Charlotte,  dr  of  William  and  Helene  Withering. 

The  above  is  a  true  copy  of  the  Register  kept  in  the  parish  Church  of  St.  Philip, 
Birmingham,  in  the  county  of  Warwick. 
Extracted  May  5th,  1837. 

JOSEPH  GELL,  Clerk  of  St.  Philip's  Parish. 


Funerals,  1799. 
William  Withering,  M.D.  aged  58  years,  burd  Oct.  10. 

Funerals,  1801,  —  Novr. 
Helena  Withering,  relict  to  the  late  Dr.  Withering,  burd  Nov.  llth. 

The  above  are  true  extracts  from  the  Register  of  the  parish  of  Edgbaston,  War- 
wickshire, taken  this  5th  day  of  May,  1837. 

CHARLES  PEXELL,  Vicar. 


Extract  from  the  REGISTER  of  MARRIAGES  solemnized  in  the  Parish 
Church  of  SAINT  MARTIN,  BIRMINGHAM.  Began  on  Tuesday, 
March  8th,  1808. 

Page  63,  the  year  1808,  No.  192. — William  Withering,  of  this  parish,  bachelor,  and 
Lydia  Rickards,  of  this  parish,  spinster,  were  married  in  this  Church  by 
license  from  the  Rev.  Dr.  Croft  this  eighth  day  of  August,  in  the  year  one 
thousand  eight  hundred  and  eight,  by  me,  CHS.  CURTIS,  Rector. 

This  marriage  was  solemnized  between  us  ! 

(Lydia  Rickards. 

In  the  presence  of  jWillm'  Hunt' 
(Lydia  Rickards. 

This  is  a  true  copy  of  the  Register  kept  in  the  parish  Church  of  St.  Martin,  Bir- 
mingham, in  the  county  of  Warwick. 
Extracted  this  5th  day  of  May,  1837. 

ROBERT  POWELL,  Parish  Clerk. 


EXTEACTS  FROM  PARISH  REGISTERS.  li\ 


Extract  from  the  PARISH  REGISTER  of  NORTON,  in  the  county  of 

NORTHAMPTON. 

1814. — Mrs.  Sarah  Withering,  spinster,  at  Mrs.  Botfield's,  of  Norton,  was  buri.-d 
Aug.  27. 

I  certify  that  the  above  is  a  correct  extract  from  the  Register  of  Burials  of  tin- 
parish  of  Norton. 

February  25th,  1841. 

W.  F.  SANDERS,  Curate  of  Norton,  Northamptonshire. 


Entries  in  the  Holy  Bible.    London,  1653.    Octavo. 

"  Helena  Cookes,  daughter  of  George  Cookes  and  Ruth  his  wife,  was  born  and 
baptized  on  Monday  the  twenty-ninth  day  of  October.  Anno  Domini  M.DCCL." 

Helena,  daughter  of  William  and  Helena  Withering,  was  bora  at  Stafford  5th 
March,  1775.  Died  10th  March,  1776. 

William,  son  of  William  and  Helena  Withering,  born  21st  Novr,  1776,  at 
Birmingham. 

Charlotte,  daughter  of  William  and  Helena  Withering,  bora  21st  February,  1778, 

in  Birmingham.t 

*  In  red  ink,  the  hand-writing  of  the  above  Helena  Cookes,  the  owner  of  the  Bible. 
f  In  the  hand-writing  of  William  Withering. 


A2 


No,  II,    COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  &c, 


No.  38. — Extract  from  HUNDRED  ROLLS  in  the  custody  of  the  Clerk 
of  the  Peace  for  Shropshire,  at  Shrewsbury,  made  27  May,  1846, 
by  GEORGE  MORELS,  Esq. 

In  1273.  William  de  Bottesfeld  and  John  his  brother  were  foresters  of  the  King's 
free  hay  of  Schirlet,  under  Philip  de  Bagesovere,  for  which  office  they  paid  the  said 
Philip  205.  per  annum.  P.  83. 


No.  39. — DUGDALE  MS.  Letter  K.  Ashmolean  Museum. 

Dominus  Hugo  de  Bottefeild,  presented  to  the  Deanery  of  the  Collegiate  Church 
of  Astley,  in  the  Archdeaconry  of  Coventry,  on  the  presentation  of  Sir  Thomas  de 
Asteley,  knight.  7  Ides  Feb.  a°  1358  (33  E.  3.) 

In  the  handwriting  of  Sir  William  Dugdale,  being  excerpted  from  the  Episcopal 
Registers  of  Lichfield. 

This  Hugh  Bottefeld  for  some  years  held  the  family  estate  in  Church  Stretton 
Manor,  and  was  succeeded  therein  by  Richard  Bottefeld,  the  son  of  his  younger  bro- 
ther Thomas. 

Sir  Thomas  Astley,  the  patron  of  Thomas  Botfield,  the  chaplain,  was  the  third 
Baron  Astley,  summoned  to  Parliament,  and  he  married  Elizabeth,  one  of  the  daugh- 
ters of  Guy  de  Beauchamp,  the  great  Earl  of  Warwick  of  that  family. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  KOLLS,  ETC.  |\j 


No.  40.— GOUGE'S  SALOP  MSS.     Bodleian  Library,  No.  1. 

Blakewa/s  Shropshire,  Parochial  Clergy,  volume  I.  page  255. 

LEIGHTON. 
1358,  vij  Idus  ffebr.  ij. 

Sir  Hugh  de  Bottefeld.  (ob.  1375.) 

Patrons,  Abbot  and  Convent  of  Buildwas. 


No.  41. — From  the  RECORDS  of  the  ADMISSIONS  into  the  GUILD  MER- 
CHANT of  SHREWSBURY,  on  the  Thursday  before  the  Feast  of  St- 
Dionysius,  in  the  29th  of  King  Henry  the  Sixth  (1-151.) 

"  Thomas  Botfeld,  films  Thome  Botfeld,  de  Salop  Bochour,  appntic?  Rici   Higg», 
de  eadm  Bochor." 


No.  42. — GOUGH'S  SALOP  MSS.  10,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford. 

Salop. — Assessacio  intiitanciu  libtatf  ville  Salop  c'ca  expenc  burgensiu  ad  pliumcntu 
dni  Reg9  Henrici  octavi  inchoatu  apd  fires  pdicatores  civitatf  London  tercio  «li<- 
Novembris  anno  regni  sui  xxj°  continuand  apd  Westm  ult*  divsas  r*rogac5es  p  »ex 
sepalia  tcmpa  quatuor  annox  extunc  px  sequenciu  vidtt  usq,  ad  diem  lune  scilicet 
xxx  diem  mensis  Marcij  a°  dci  Regf  xxvj10  Ixxx1  &  ix1  iiijd  y  expenc  Robcrti 
Dudley  i  Ade  Mitton  Burgensiu  p  cvitate  eiusdem  ville 

Johes  BotiFcld      ........         iiij'. 


Ixii  APPENDIX. 

No.  43. — Examination  of  DOBOTHY  BULLOCK,  10  Dec.  1605. 

[S.  P.  0.  Domestic  Jas.  I.  1605,  Dec.  10.] 

The  exaiacon  of  Dorotliye  Bullock,  the  wyffe  of  John  Bullock,  of  Lowe,  Gent. 

taken  the  xth  daye  of  December,  before  Sr  Richard  Lewkenor,  knight,  and 

Richard  Atkyns,  esquicr. 

Toutching  the  xpistening  or  baptizing  of  the  chyld  of  Marye  Botfyldc,  wyffe  of 
.  .  .  .  Botfylde,  and  syster  to  the  saide  John  Bullock,  borne  aboute  a  moncth  or 
three  weekes  sythcns,  shee  sayeth  shee  knowcth  nothing  either  of  the  byrth  of  the 
chylde  or  of  the  christening  therof,  butt  that  wcl>  shee  hardc  by  and  from  Frauncis 
Rowe,  her  husbandes  servaunte,  and  the  cause  that  shee  was  nott  acquainted  therew1'1 
was  for  that  shee  the  saide  Marye  hadd  marryed  the  saide  ....  Botfylde  (being  a 
poore  laboring  fellowe  or  thrassher)  againste  this  exaiantes  husbandes  will,  being  her 
naturall  brother,  and  therfor  the  saide  John  Bullock,  her  husbande,  coulde  nott  abyde 
the  sight  of  her  the  sayde  Marye  or  her  husbande.  And  toutchinge  her  husbandes 
going  to  London,  and  of  his  taking  his  leave  of  her  att  his  going,  and  of  the  gelding 
or  mare  he  rydde  uppon,  and  of  the  men  or  companye  that  roade  from  home  with 
him,  shee  sayeth  her  sayde  husband  was  nott  well,  butt  syckly  att  the  tyme  of  his 
going,  and  a  daye  or  twoe  before,  wch  made  her  bothe  sorrowefull  and  fearefull  of 
him  in  that  journey,  and  for  that  cause  shee  pcured  him  to  take  one  Wiftms,  wch 
had  bene  an  olde  servnt  of  theirs,  wth  him  to  Worcester,  to  bringe  her  worde  howe 
he  dydde  after  that  dayes  travell,  and  so  he  dydde,  and  the  next  daye  the  saide 
Wiftms  retorned  home  and  brought  worde  that  his  Mr  was  gone  well  from  Worces- 
ter, and  her  husband  roade  from  home  uppon  a  black  baye  or  darck  baye  mare,  and 
uppon  the  same  he  came  home  againe,  and  dydd  not  (as  this  exaTat  thincketh)  or 
to  her  knowledge  ryde  or  chaunge  anny  other  horse,  gelding,  or  mare  in  his  waye 
outewarde  or  homewarde  from  London ;  and  she  confesseth  that  shee  dyd  at  her 
husbandes  departure  from  her  (when  he  rode  towardes  London)  use  sum  sutche 
foolisshe  wordes  that  shee  feared  shee  shoulde  see  him  no  more,  or  sumwhat  to  that 
effect,  wch  shee  dydd  in  respect  that  her  husband  tooke  that  longe  journey,  he  not 
being  well,  but  ill  at  ease  twoe  or  three  dayes  before. 

Her  +  marck. 
(Signed)     R.  LEWKENOR. 


OOTOT  AMD  CORPORATION  KOI.I>.   IK  Ixiii 


Examination  of  FRANCIS  HOWE,  10  December  1605. 

Th'exaiacion  of  Frauncis  Rowe,  ser^nt  to  John  Bullock,  taken  the  xth  daye 
of  December  1605,  before  Sir  Richard  Lewkcnor,  knight,  and  Richard 
Atkyns,  esquier. 

Jur  R.  L. — He  sayeth  that  on  Thursdaye  was  fortnight,  his  master  being  come  home 
from  London  the  daye  before,  sent  him  to  one  Mr.  Crofte  of  Northwoodd,  with  a  let- 
ter, wch  Mr.  Crofte  not  being  att  home,  he,  this  exaiat,  came  back  aboute  one  of  the 
clock  in  the  afternoone  that  Thursdaye,  to  a  butchers  house  dwelling  neare  the 
churtche  of  Stotterton,  to  bye  a  pcece  of  meate  as  his  mr  hadd  comaunded  him, 
and  there  he  sawe  dyvers  women  and  one  man  comyng  from  the  churtche,  and 
bearing  a  chylde  towardes  the  alehouse,  and  one  Botfylde  that  marryed  one  of  his 
masters  systers  came  also  to  the  butcher's  shopp,  whcarc  he,  this  exaiat,  was,  and 
then  this  exaiat  dydd  askc  hym  what  the  women  wcare  that  hadd  beene  att  the 
churtche,  and  what  they  hadd  doone  there.  Whereunto  the  saide  Botfylde  awnswered 
that  they  hadd  beene  att  the  churtche  to  christen  his  chylde,  being  a  woman  chylde, 
and  they  wearc  going  to  the  alehouse  to  the  fyer  to  warme  the  chylde.  And  he 
sayeth  that  no  boddy  rydd  wth  mr  from  home  when  he  went  laste  to  London  butt 
Wiftms,  that  served  his  master  longe  before  he,  this  exaiat,-  came  to  him,  and  he 
came  home  aguine  the  next  daye,  and  hia  mr  dydde  ryde  oute  uppon  a  darck  broune 
or  baye  mare,  and  the  same  he  came  home  uppon  againe. 

(Signed)     R.  LEWKENOK. 


Examination  of  THOMAS  HORWELL,  10  Dec.  1605. 
[S.  P.  0.  Domestic  Jas.  1.  10  Dec.  1605.] 

Apud  Ludlow  x°  Decemfer,  anno  R.  Regis  Jacobi,  &c.  tertio. 

Juf  R.  L. — The  Examynacon  and  Deposicon  of  Thomas  Horwell,  of  North  (Jleo- 
bury,  in  the  com.  of  Sallop,  yeoman,  aged  threescore  yeares  or  thereaboutcs,  sworne 
and  examyned  as  a  witnes  on  his  Mate  behalf  before  the  Right  Ho.  the  Kinges  Mau 
Counccll  in  the  niches  of  Wales,  deposeth  and  sayeth  as  followeth : 

Being  examyned  wheather  he  knowetli  one  Botfield  and  Mary  his  wief,  being  siater 
to  one  John  Bullock,  of  the  Lowe,  in  the  com.  of  Sallop,  and  wheather  the  said  Mary, 
wief  to  the  said  Botlield,  was  latclye,  or  within  the  space  of  this  moneth  last  part, 


Ixiv  APPENDIX. 

delivd  of  a  child,  saycth  that  he  knoweth  the  same  Botfield  and  two  sisters  of  the  said 
John  Bullocke,  th'one  named  Jane,  and  th'other  Marye,  whearof  on  is  wief  to  the  said 
Botfield,  but  weh  of  them  soe  is  he  cannot  certainlye  set  downe,  but  as  he  taketh  it, 
the  said  Mary  is  wief  to  the  said  Botfield ;  and  sayeth,  that  wthin  this  fortnight  last 
past  he  this  depon1  hard  it  reported  by  John  Frauncis,  curat  of  the  parrishe  of  North 
Cleobury  foresaid,  and  Nynton,  in  the  said  com.  of  Sallop,  that  the  wief  of  the  said 
Botfield  was  aboutes  a  moneth  past  delived  of  a  child,  but  wheather  the  same  weare 
male  or  female  he  did  not  heare,  and  sayeth  that  he  hard  it  reported  by  some  of  his 
neighbours,  but  by  whome  he  cannot  certenly  sett  downe,  that  the  said  Mary  was 
delivered  of  the  same  child  at  the  house  of  Mary  Bullock,  widowe,  mother  to  the  wief 
of  the  said  Botfield,  called  Walkam  Wood,  in  the  parishe  of  Stotesdon,  in  the  said 
com.  of  Sallop. 

Being  further  demaunded  wheare  the  said  child  was  christened,  and  by  whomc, 
wheather  in  the  churche  or  in  an  howse,  sayeth  that  of  his  owne  knowledg  he  can  say 
nothinge  thearunto  ;  but  sayeth  that  the  said  John  Frauncis  reported  to  this  depon1 
that  Rob*  Bullock,  brother  to  the  said  Mary,  requested  the  said  Frauncis  to  christen 
the  said  child,  wch  he  the  said  Frauncis  refused  to  doe,  for  that  the  said  child,  as  he 
hard,  was  then  allready  christened ;  but  he  the  said  Frauncis  did  not  tell  this  depon1 
the  place  wheare  the  said  child  was  christened,  nor  by  whome  the  same  was  soc 
christened. 

(Signed)         THOMAS  HARWELL. 
(Signed)          R.  LEWKENOR. 


No.  44. — From  the  COURT  ROLLS  of  the  Manor  of  STRETTON. 

23  E.  3. — On  the  Tuesday  next  before  the  Feast  of  St.  Ethelbert  the  King. 
On  the  Jury.— William  de  Bottefeld. 

Walter  de    Bottefeld  appeared   for   Hugh   le   Mere,    who    had 

been  summoned  to  the  Court. 
John  de  Bottefeld  appeared  for  Griffith  Howel,  who  had  been 

summoned  to  the  Court. 

Richard,  the  son  of  John  de  Bottefeld,  was  a  party  in  a  plea  of  trespass. 
23  E.  3. — On   the  Tuesday  next  before  the  Feast  of  St.   Thomas   the    Martyr, 
under  the  head  of  "  Chirchstr'tton."     There  had  accrued  a  heriot  of  an  ox  to  the  Lord 
of  the  Manor  by  the  death  of  Richard  de  Bottefeld.     [It  will  be  seen  hereafter  that 
this  Richard  was  the  son  of  William  do  Bottefeld.] 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  1\\ 

23  E.  3. — Tuesday,  being  the  Morrow  of  the  Exaltation  of  the  Holy  Cross,  Walter 
de  Bottefeld,  on  behalf  of  John  de  Bottefeld  his  brother,  surrendered  into  the  hands 
of  the  Lord  of  the  Manor  a  moiety  of  one  messuage  belonging  to  the  said  John  <li 
Bottefeld,  to  the  use  of  Hugh  de  Bottefeld  chaplain,  of  which  the  said  Hu-zh  thru 
had  seisin  by  Thomas  his  brother,  to  be  held  by  the  same  Hugh  and  his  heirs 
according  to  the  custom  of  the  Manor. 

23  E.  3. — On  the  Wednesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  St.  Thomas  the  Martyr, 
Walter  de  Bottefeld  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  Lord  of  the  Manor  two  acres 
of  land  on  the  Heath,  adjoining  the  road  towards  Montgomery,  and  John,  son  of  the 
sail  I  Walter,  was  admitted  tenant  thereof  according  to  the  custom  of  the  Manor. 
This  appears  to  have  been  a  friendly  commencement  of  certain  proceedings  in  the 
Court,  in  which  John,  son  of  William  de  Bottefeld,  appears  as  plaintiff,  and  the  said 
John,  son  of  Walter  de  Bottefeld,  is  defendant.  John,  son  of  William,  pleads  that 
William,  his  father,  died  seised  of  the  said  land  on  the  Heath  adjoining  the  road 
towards  Montgomery,  and  that  after  his  death  the  land  descended  to  Richard,  son  of 
William,  and  that  the  said  Richard,  being  now  dead,  John  his  brother,  son  of 
William,  was  rightfully  entitled  to  the  same,  but  of  which  right  he  was  deprived  by 
John,  son  of  Walter  de  Bottefeld,  &c.  to  his  damage,  &c.  and  he  prays  justice,  &c. 
The  matter  is  then  brought  before  the  free  tenants  of  the  Court,  who  find  that  John, 
son  of  William,  was  entitled  to  the  land,  &c. 

25  E.  3. — On  the  Tuesday  in  the  Feast  of  St.  Nicholas. 

Walter  de  Bottefeld  and  John  de  Bottefeld  are  on  the  Jury. 

And  in  a  mutilated  roll  of  this  reign  Roger  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  son  of  Walter 
Bottefeld,  is  named. 

John,  son  of  John  de  Bottevcldc,  a  party  in  a  proceeding  in  the  Court  in  this 
year. 

31  E.  3. — On  the  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Ascension.  Thomas  de 
Bottefeld  received  seisin  of  three  selions  of  land  on  Malkynhull,  to  be  held  by  him 
according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor. 

47  E.  3. — On  the  indorse  of  the  roll  of  this  year,  a  proceeding  in  the  nature  of 
replevin  is  entered,  in  which  John  dc  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  is  plaintiff,  and  Walter, 
son  of  Roger  Scottc,  of  All  Stretton,  is  defendant. 

47  E.  3. — On  the  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 

Mary. 

The  above  proceeding  is  referred  to  as  having  taken  place  at  the  last  preceding 
Court,  with  relation  to  one  messuage,  40  acres  of  land,  and  8  acres  of  meadow,  which 
the  said  John  de  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  had  then  received  from  the  said  Walter,  son  of 
Roger  Scot. 

This  is  followed  by  a  plea,  in  which  the  said  John  dc  Bottefeld  charges  the  said 


Ixvi  APPENDIX. 

Walter  Scot  with  detaining  certain  goods  that  had  belonged  to  Isolde  le  Yonge,  to 
whom  he  was  cousin  and  heir. 

1  K.  2. — The  name  of  the  above  John  do  Bottefeld,  chaplain,  appears  in  proceed- 
ings in  this  year. 

10  R.  2. — On  the  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  St.  Ethelbert.     William  de  Botfeld 
is  plaintiff  in  a  plea  of  detenue. 

12  R.  2. — Walter  Botfeld  is  named  in  a  mutilated  roll  of  this  year. 

21  H.  6. — On  the  Monday  before  the   Feast  of  St.  Peter,  John,  son  of  Walter 
Bottefeld,  is  plaintiff  in  a  plea  of  trespass. 

24  H.  7. — A  roll,  much  injured  by  damp,  to  which  there  is  a  jurat  attached,  but 
the  only  names  legible  thereon  are 

"  Thorns  de  la  Inne  de  Botfeld,  yoma,  juf." 
"  Thorns  Monslowe,  husbondman,  jur." 

1  H.  8. — On  the  Monday  next  before  the  Feast  of  St.  Luke  the  Evangelist : — 

"  Willms  de  la  Inne  "  is  the  sixth  name  on  the  jury,  and  his  name  is  third  on  the 
Jury  at  a  subsequent  Court  held  in  the  same  year. 

26  Elizabeth. — At  a  Court  held  on  the   10th   of  April,  in  this  year,  "  Humfry 
Thyn  "  is  named. 


No.  45. — From  the  COURT  ROLLS  of  the  Manor  of  STRETTON 

EN  LE  DALE. 

[I  give  a  translation  of  the  entries.     The  original  transcript  is  in  Latin,  being  a  copy  of  the 
admissions,  &c.  from  the  original  Rolls,  not  now  to  be  found. — J.  M.] 

2  H.  8. — A  surrender  of  lands  to  the  use  of  William  de  la  Inne,  his  heirs  and 
assigns;  and  said  William  admitted. 

4  H.  8. — At  a  Court  held  in  this  year  William  de  la  Inne  is  the  first  name  on  the 
Jury. 

5  H.  8. — On  the  day  of  St.  Lucic  the  Virgin.     At  a  Court  held  this  day  Thomas 
Wottenall,  on  behalf  of  John  Corveser,  surrendered  a  parcel  of  meadow,  situate  in 
"  March,"  to  Thomas  de  la  Inne,  his  heirs  and  assigns.     The  said  Thomas  was  then 
admitted  to  the  same,  and  paid  to  the  Lord  4d.  by  way  of  fine. 

6  H.   8. — Die    Martis  pxm  an!  fest    S'ti    Marc    Evang.     Township  of    Church 
Stretton.     At  the  Court  held  this  day  the  Jury  present  that  William  de  la  Inne  had 
died  since  the  last  Court,  and  that  "  una  vacca  colorf  nigri,"  &c.  had  accrued  to  the 


COUET  AND  COUPOK  ATI  ON   ROLLS,  1  lx\ii 

Lord  as  a  hcriot  therein;  and  that  Thomas  dc  la  Inne  is  the  son  and  ht-ir  of  the  said 
William  and  of  full  age. 

8  H.  8.  Township  of  Church  Stretton.  At  the  Court  held  on  the  8th  of  April 
in  this  year  the  Jury  present  that  Thomas  de  le  Inne  had  died  since  the  last  Court, 
and  that  "unu  cquu  colorf  badij,"  &c.,  of  the  value  of  10  shillings,  had  accrued  to 
the  Lord  as  a  heriot ;  and  that  John  de  le  Inne,  his  son  and  next  heir,  was  aged  four 
years. 

To  this  Court  came  William  de  la  Inne  (by  Thomas  Lewys  senior  and  Thomas 
Minton  his  attorneys),  and  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  Lord  all  the  messuages, 
lands,  and  tenements  of  which  the  said  William*  had  died  seised  within  the  Lord- 
ship of  Stretton,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  Manor,  to  the  use  and  behoof  of 
John  de  le  Inne,  son  and  heir  of  "  Thomas  Inne,"  to  be  held  to  him,  his  heirs,  and 
assigns  for  ever;  upon  which  the  said  John  received  seisin  accordingly,  and  paid  to 
the  Lord  for  his  relief  4*.  Id. 

[On  referring  to  Mr.  Blakeway'g  Sheriffs  of  Shropshire  it  will  be  seen  that  he  hat  gi»en 
a  mis-reading  of  this  passage  in  the  proceedings  of  the  Court.— J.  M.] 

[Here  the  first  Paper  Book  entries  terminate  so  far  as  they  relate  to  this  inquiry.] 

25  H.  8. — Die  Lune  px'  ante  f  m  Sci  Georgij  mrfrjs.  At  the  Court  held  this  day 
Thomas  Botfcld,  son  and  heir  of  William  Botfeld,  complained  as  to  a  trespass  by 
Hugh  Grov  and  Sibilla  his  wife. 

25  H.  8. — Die  Ven  r>x'  post  fm  Sci  Luce  Evang'.  At  the  Court  held  this  day 
Hugh  Grov  and  Sibilla  his  wife,  daughter  of  John  Botfeld,  and  John  Hyatt,  son 
and  heir  of  said  Sibilla,  are  named  in  a  proceeding  in  the  Court. 

At  the  same  Court  William  Botfeld  (by  John  Hygyns  his  attorney)  surrendered 
certain  lands  in  the  Lordship  of  Stretton  to  his  son  John  Botfield,  who  was  admitt<-<l. 

The  said  John  Botfeld  then  surrendered  the  same  lands  to  the  use  of  Ralph 
Leighton  and  Anne  his  wife,  who  were  admitted.  On  which 

Thomas  Botfeld,  son  and  heir  of  the  said  William  Botfeld,  complained  that  the 
said  Ralph  and  Anne  had  been  unjustly  admitted  to  the  said  lands,  and  put  himself 
to  the  Jury  thereon. 

[This  might  have  been  a  friendly  proceeding  on  the  part  of  Thomas  to  have  the  Sur- 
render continued,  as  I  do  not  find  any  further  proceeding  in  the  Rolls  on  this  matter.— 
J.  M.] 

38  H.  8.—  Die  JIfe  px'  post  Pm  Sci  Luce  Evangelist.     At  the  Court  held  this  day 

*  This,  I  think,  is  an  error  of  the  transcriber,  and  that  said  Thomas  is  intended,  whose  death 
had  been  just  announced  in  the  Court.  The  whole  of  these  entries  are  in  a  paper  book,  transcribed 
from  the  original  Rolls,  which  are  not  now  to  be  found,  and  which  appears  to  hare  been  mode  for 
use  of  the  officer  of  the  Court,  about  a  century  and  half  ago. — J.  M. 

i  2 


Ixviii  APPENDIX. 

John   Thynne,  son   and  heir  of  Thomas   Thynne  deceased,   was  admitted  to  all  the 
lands  and  tenements  in  the  Manor  of  Stretton  of  which  his  father  had  died  seised. 

7th  July,  38  H.  8. — At  the  Court  held  this  day,  the  Jurors  present  that  Peter 
Bottfeild  and  Richard  Sonkye  had  diverted  a  certain  water  from  its  right  course  to 
their  mills  in  Lebotwood. 

36  Elizabeth.  At  a  Court  held  this  year  for  John  Thynne  esquire,  then  Lord  of 
the  Manor,  it  is  mentioned  (inter  alia)  that  John  Thynne  gentleman  was  a  free 
tenant  of  the  Manor  at  that  period  in  the  township  of  Little  Stretton. 

20th  April,  40  Eliz. — John  Thynne  Esquire  then  Lord  of  the  Manor.  At  a  Court 
held  this  day,  John  Thynne  junior,  gentleman,  received  seisin  of  all  lands  and 
tenements  within  the  Manor  of  Stretton  whereof  his  grandfather  Thomas  Thynne 
senior,  gentleman,  had  died  seised. 

Several  presentments  were  made  about  the  year  1600  at  various  Courts,  on  which 
one  Roger  Botfeld  was  fined  for  trespass  or  encroachment  at  Womerton  in  the 
Manor.  And  on  one  occasion  Ann  Bottfield,  of  Lebotwood,  is  presented  and  fined 
for  a  trespass  at  Womerton. 

28th  April,  6  James. — (Joan  Thynne,  widow,  being  then  Lady  of  the  Manor.) 
John  Thynne,  of  Deverell,  Wiltshire,  at  a  Court  held  this  day,  surrendered  all  his 
lands,  &c.  in  Little  Stretton,  All  Stretton,  &c.  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Chelmick,  who 
was  admitted  to  the  same. 

On  the  6th  of  October  following  the  said  Thomas  Chelmick  surrendered  the  same 
lands,  &c.  to  Bonham  Norton. 

1st  December,  12  James. — (Sir  Thomas  Thynne  knight,  then  Lord  of  the  Manor.) 

Mary   Cludde,  widow  of  Edward   Cludde  junior  esquire,  surrendered  a  messuage, 

.  tenement,  mill,  and  lands  in   Church  Stretton  and  Woodhouse,  to  Richard  Botfield 

and  Francis  Botfield  gentlemen   to   the  use  and  behoof  of  their  sister  Martha  the 

wife  of  John  Sankey. 

2d  April,  1627. — At  a  Court  held  this  day  Daniel  Roberts  and  Elizabeth  his  wife 
surrendered  a  messuage  in  Little  Stretton  to  John  Thynne  esquire,  for  life,  with 
remainder  to  John  Thynne  junior  gentleman,  son  of  the  said  John  Thynne 
esquire. 

[This  was  a  purchase  by  the  brother  of  the  then  Lord  of  the  Manor.  His  grandson 
was  of  Little  Stretton  at  the  commencement  of  the  18th  century,  and  was  also  named 
John  Thynne.] 

17th  May,  1717.— At  a  Court  held  this  day,  John  Gwynne  of  Condover,  and 
others,  surrendered  certain  lands  in  the  Manor  to  James  Bottfield  senior  of  All 
Stretton  and  James  Bottfield  junior  his  second  son,  who  were  admitted;  and  they, 
on  the  same  day,  surrendered  the  same  lands  to  Roger  Bayly,  of  Longnor,  who  was 
admitted. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  Ixix 


No.  46. — MANER'  de  STRETTON  EN  LE  DALE. 

Cur  Visus  et  Franc  Pleg  cum  Cur  Baron  Honobilis  Grace  Thynne  vid  dne 
Maner  pred  ibm  tent  decimo  septirao  die  Maij  anno  rni  Georgii  Dei 
gratia  Magn  Brittan  Franc  et  Hybern  Regis,  fidei  defensorf,  &c.  tertio, 
annoq,  Dni  1717,  Cora  Thoma  Philips  gen  ibm  Seno,  Sic  irrotulatur, — 

Ad  hanc  Cur  vener  Johes  Gwinne  de  Cundover,  Anna  Williams  vid,  Jofaes  Wil- 
liams, et  Sammuel  Williams,  Quatuor  Customar  Tenen  hujus  Maner  et  sursu  redider 
in  manus  dne  Maner  pred  tot  ilt  sepal  pcctt  terr  customar  cum  pertin  scituat  jaccn 
et  existen  in  All  Stretton  infra  Maner  pdc'  custar  voc  vel  loquit  p  nom  vel  nola  de 
Causer's  meadow,  Bullock  Ridge  meadow,  et  le  West  field,  u'ibus  vijs,  aquis, 
aqueduct,  easiameut,  pficuis,  commod,  hereditament,  advantag  et  pertin  quibuscunq, 
adunde  spectan  pertin,  ad  opus  et  usum  Jacob!  Bottfield  sen,  de  Allstretton  in  corn 
Salop  p  termin  vite  sue  naturat,  et  post  decessu  ejus  ad  opus  et  usa  Jacobi  Bottfield 
jufi,  secundi  filij  pdi  Jacobi  senior  et  hered  et  assign  suorin  perpetuum  Et  modo  ad 
hanc  Cur  venit  pds  Jacobus  Botfield  in  propria  psona  sua  et  petit  admitti  Tenen  dne 
maner  predict,  premissa  pda  cum  pertin.  Cui  DBa  et  seneschat  suus  pds  concessit 
inde  sequTa  et  virga  habend  et  tenend  pmissa  pda  cum  pertin  pfaf  Jacobo  Botfield 
senior,  p  et  duran  termin  vita3  suae  naturat  Et  post  ejus  decessu  ad  opus  et  usu  pdi 
Jacobi  Botfield  jun,  hercdu  et  assign  suor  in  perpetuu  p  reddit  sett  cur  et  ola  al 
servic  inde  prius  debit  et  de  jure  consue?,  dat  Dne  pro  fine  p  tat  staf  sic  inde  habend 
un  sollid  fecit  fidelitat  et  admissus  est  inde  tenen  modo  et  forma  prd.  In  cujus,  &c. 
Cur  Visus  et  Franc  Pleg  cum  Cur  Baron  Honobilis  Grace  Thynne  vid  dne 
Maner9  prd  ibm  tent  17°  die  Maij  an,  &c.  ut  supra. 


No.  47.— Extracts  from  the  COURT  ROLLS  of  the  Manor  of  STRETTON 
EN  LE  DALE,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  so  far  as  they  relate  to  pro- 
perty within  the  Manor  in  which  the  name  of  Botteville  or  Bot- 
field occurs. 

18th  Oct.  1721.— Ricus  Botteville,  of  the  town  of  Salop,  in  the  county  of  Salop, 
saddler,  surrendered  a  piece  of  land  called  Brooksbury,  in  Church  Stretton,  in  the 
occupation  of  the  said  Ricus  Botteville  or  his  assigns. 


1XX  APPENDIX. 

23d  July,  1724. — Ricus  Bottevillc,  of  the  town  of  Salop,  saddler,  in  his  own  pro- 
per person,  and  in  completion  of  a  certain  agreement  bearing  date  the  13th  May 
then  instant,  made  between  Richard  Botteville  of  Church  Stretton  gentleman  and 
Thomas  Mills  of  the  same  place,  Richard  Botteville  of  Salop  surrendered  a  messuage 
called  the  King's  Arms  or  Berry's,  lying  in  Church  Stretton. 

3rd  July  1735. — Richard  Botteville  of  the  town  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  county  of 
Salop,  saddler,  son  and  heir  of  Richard  Botteville,  late  of  the  town  of  Shrewsbury 
aforesaid,  deceased,  was  admitted  to  Berry's  messuage. 

On  the  Suit  Roll  for  the  manor  for  the  year  1735  is  the  name  of  Richard  Bote- 
vyle,  gentleman. 

14th  July  1737. — Richard  Botteville  and  Martha  his  wife  surrendered  Berry's 
messtfage  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Bishop. 

[N.B.  In  the  minute  book  the  signature  of  Richard  Botteville  is  thus,  "  Rich"1  Botevyle."] 

23rd  April,  1741. — Surrender  to  James  Botevile,  of  All  Stretton,  and  Mary  his 
wife,  of  certain  lands,  called  Westfield,  Causer's  Meadow,  and  Bullocks'  Bridge. 

15th  Aug1  1745. — Surrender  by  James  Botevile,  of  All  Stretton,  yeoman,  and 
Mary  his  wife,  of  the  last  described  lands  to  Moses  Eaton  of  Botfield,  gentleman. 

25th  Oct.  1751. — Surrender  by  Moses  Eaton  of  the  last  described  lands  to  James 
Botevile,  who  is  admitted. 

Same  Court. — Surrender  by  James  Botfield,  of  All  Stretton,  and  Mary  his  wife, 
of  the  last  described  lands  to  Edward  Snaxton. 


No.  48. — An  Extract  from  the  "  Extent  of  the  Manner  of  STIIETTON, 
&c."  in  Blakeway's  Salop  MSS.  Paroch.  Hist.  O  to  W. 

Imp3  from  Hope's  gate  to  Bentle's  Greene,  and  followinge  the  borders  of  the 
Coomes  to  the  ende  of  the  Whop  waye  over  against  Cowback  crosse,  and  from 
thence  crossinge  to  the  Coome's  heade,  and  from  thence  righte  over  the  Cordocke 
hill  to  the  Marche  wall,  and  so  followynge  the  water  to  the  Watlinge  Strcete,  and 
then  followynge  the  Watlynge  Streete  to  Botwoode,  and  so  to  a  forked  oake  in 
Brownehill's  hedge,  the  parishe  compassing  the  townshipps  of  Botefield,  viz.  from 
the  Comes  hedde,  followynge  the  borders  of  the  Cordock's  hill  to  the  headc  of  the 

Sole  Sitche,  and  so  down  Sole  Sitchc  to  the  Stockall  hedge.     A Stockall 

an  acre's  breade  from  the  hedge  to  the  lane,  and nge  bounden  Stockin  into 

Botwoode,  and  so  crossinge  Botwoode  ....  the  aforesaid  forked  oake  in  Browne- 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC. 

hill's  hedge,  and  so  crossingc  Brownehill's,  over  the  ground  of  Mr.  Jones,  iij  ridges 
breadth  from  a  pitt  to  a  crooked  olce  in  the  gutter,  and  then  followinge  a  ditch  carte 
both  wayes  to  the  Queen's  highe  waye,  and  so  crossinge  the  lunde  righto  over 
Barkerslye  to  the  Ree  brooke,  and  so  followynge  the  brooke  to  the  meetings  of  the 
Broade  Brooke,  and  so  up  the  Broade  Brooke  to  Stankle's  gate,  and  so  to  the  head 
of  Collier's. 

From  the  same  volume. 

The  tenants  of  Stretton,  in  a  letter  of  6  March,  1838,  "to  the  right  wor"  our 
honoured  landlord  Sir  Tho8  Thynne,  in  Canall  Rowe  in  Westminster  in  London," 
expressing  their  hopes  that  he  would  long  since  have  righted  himself  upon  the 
incroachments  on  his  commons,  are  further  "  humble  petitioners  to  your  worship,  that 
you  will  be  pleased  to  grante  us  licence  to  plowe  up  some  little  parte  of  our  common, 
whence  formerly  yt  hath  bynn  plowed,  and  we  will,  in  acknowledgement  of  this 
favoure,  give  your  worship  20  bushells  of  otes  for  your  horses  every  yeare  as  longe 
as  wee  sowe  in  the  common." 


An  Extract  from  a  DECREE  of  the  Court  of  Chancery,  setting  forth  the 
customs  of  the  MANOR  of  STRETTON,  from  Blakeway's  Salop  MSS. 
Parochial  Hist.  O  to  W. 

Lord  Keeper, 

Tuesday,  the  llth  day  of  May,  in  twenty-first  year  of  the  reign 
of  King  Charles  the  Second,  between  Elizabeth  Ilerne,  widow, 
William  Bowdlcr,  Richard  Wilding,  and  others,  complainants,  and 
Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  knight  and  baronett,  and  Thomas  Harris, 
esq.  defendants. 

The  matter  in  difference  between  the  said  plaintiffes  and  defendants  comeing  this 
day  to  be  heard  in  the  presence  of  the  plaintiffs'  councell,  now  attending  for  the 
defendants,  although  they  were  duely  served  with  processe  to  hear  judgment  on  this 
day,  as  by  severall  affidavits  now  read  appeared,  the  scope  of  the  plaintiffs'  bill 
being  that  the  said  plaintiffs  and  others  are  coppyholders  of  inheritance  of  the 
mannor  of  Stretton  in  the  Dale,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  and  are  seized  of  severall 
coppyhold  or  customary  messuages,  lands,  and  tenements  within  the  said  mannor, 
according  to  the  custom  thereof,  by  and  under  ancient  cheif  rents  and  fines  certain, 
and  have  had  belonging  to  their  said  messuages  and  tenements  divers  customs, 
liberties,  and  priviledges,  time  out  of  mind,  and  that  the  said  mannor  is  ancient 


Ixxii  APPENDIX. 

demesne,  formerly  part  and  belonging  to  the  Crown  of  England,  by  reason  whereof 
they  are  freed  from  their  appearance  at  Assizes  and  Sessions,  and  that  within  the 
said  manner  there  are,  and  time  out  of  mind  and  the  memory  of  man  there  has  been, 
divers  ancient  customs  alway  heretofore  used  and  accustomed. 

1st.  One  whereof  is,  that  the  lord  of  the  said  manner  for  the  time  being  shall 
appoint  an  honest  and  able  man  to  be  steward  of  the  said  manner,  who  by  himself 
or  his  deputy  ought  to  hold  or  keep  every  year  two  great  Court  Leets  within  the 
said  manner,  and  a  Court  Baron  every  three  weekes,  to  take  surrenders,  lycences, 
and  admittances,  and  to  grant  estates  by  coppy  of  Court  Role  to  the  plaintiffs,  and 
all  and  every  other  coppyholder  and  customary  tenant  of  or  within  the  said  manner, 
without  refusall  or  deniall,  according  to  the  custom  thereof,  which  said  steward 
ought  to  be  sworn  before  he  keep  court  there  to  be  indifferent  between  lord  and 
tenant  and  tenant  and  tennants.  And  that  the  lord  of  the  said  manner  for  the  time 
being  ought  not  to  sit  in  any  of  the  said  Courts,  or  impannell  any  such  there;  and 
that  the  steward  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said  manner  for  the  time  being,  at  every 
or  any  of  the  said  Courts,  ought  on  request  to  take  any  surrenders,  and  grant  estates, 
lycences,  and  admittances  which  shall  be  then  tendred  or  presented  by  any  coppy- 
holder or  customary  tennant  of  the  said  mannor,  of  his  or  their  or  any  of  their 
coppyhold  estate  or  estates  within  the  said  mannor  or  any  part  thereof,  payino-  for 
every  surrender  unto  the  said  steward  or  deputy  steward,  to  the  use  of  the  lord  of 
the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being,  one  yearly  cheife  rent  of  the  lands  and  tene- 
ments so  surrendred,  and  not  one  year's  vallue  of  or  for  the  same,  and  for  every 
admittance  a  penny,  and  for  every  licence  two  shillings. 

2nd.  And  that  the  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  any  coppyholder  of  the  said  mannor  may  surrender  his  coppyhold  estate,  or  any 
part  thereof,  out  of  Court  unto  any  two  coppyholders  or  customary  tenants  of  the 
said  mannor,  to  what  use  or  uses  they  please;  and  that  the  said  two  coppyholders  to 
whom  such  coppyhold  estate  shall  be  so  surrendered  out  of  Court  shall,  within  a  year 
and  a  day  next  after  any  such  surrender  at  any  of  the  said  Courts  Baron,  present  and 
re-deliver  the  same  unto  the  said  steward,  or  deputy  steward,  of  the  said  mannor  for 
the  time  being,  to  the  use  or  uses,  as  the  same  was  surrendered  to  them  out  of  Court, 
and  that  the  said  steward,  or  deputy  steward,  ought  to  receive  and  take  such  present- 
ments or  surrender  of  any  coppyhold  lands  or  tenements,  and  to  grant  the  same 
accordingly,  under  his  hand  and  seal,  by  coppys  of  the  Court  Role,  receiving  for  the 
use  of  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being  one  yearly  cheife  rent  for  a 
fine  of  the  lands  and  tenements  so  surrendered;  and  in  case  the  two  coppyholders,  to 
whom  such  surrender  was  made  out  of  Court,  shall  not  present  or  surrender  the 
same  at  any  of  the  Courts  Baron  within  the  year  and  day  as  aforesaid,  that  the  lands 


COUIIT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  Ixxiii 

and  tenements  so  surrendered  shall  return  back  to  the  surrenderor,  and  the  surrender 
void. 

3rd.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  difference  shall  happen  to  arise  within  the  said  manner  concerning  any 
title  or  titles  of  any  customary  messuage,  lands,  or  tenements  holden  of  the  said 
manner,  between  the  lords  and  tennants,  or  tenant  and  tenants,  of  the  said  mannor, 
tlio  same  ought  to  be  determined  before  the  said  steward,  or  his  deputy,  in  any  of  the 
said  Courts,  by  a  jury  of  twelve  customary  or  coppyhold  tenants  of  the  said  mannor, 
indifferently  to  be  impannelled  and  sworn,  to  try  all  such  differences,  or  else  by  the 
homage  of  the  said  mannor ;  and  that  all  surrenders,  coppies  of  Court  Roll,  lycences, 
and  admittances,  ought,  by  the  steward  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said  mannor,  to  be 
ingrossed  on  parchment,  and  attested  under  his  hand  and  seal,  and  the  same  to  be 
inrolled  in  parchment,  and  the  same  inrollment  to  be  put  and  kept  in  the  chest  or 
coffer  within  the  parish  church  of  Stretton,  within  the  said  mannor,  provided  for 
that  purpose,  with  three  locks  and  three  keys,  for  the  more  safe  keeping  of  the  said 
Court  Eolls;  And  that  one  of  the  said  keys  is  to  be  kept  by  the  steward,  or  deputy 
steward,  for  the  time  being;  and  the  other  two  keys  are,  by  the  ancient  custom  of 
the  said  mannor,  to  be  kept  by  two  of  the  customary  tenants  of  the  said  mannor, 
who  are  to  be  chosen  and  appointed  by  the  homage  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  keeping 
thereof;  and  that  the  said  homage,  on  request  made  by  them  to  the  steward,  or 
deputy  steward,  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being,  may  and  ought  to  have 
liberty  to  search  the  said  Court  Rolls  or  Records  in  the  said  chest  for  determining  of 
any  difference  or  doubt  that  shall  arise  within  the  said  mannor ;  and  the  said  steward, 
or  his  deputy,  is  to  deliver  to  them,  or  bring  with  him,  his  key  of  the  said  chest  for 
that  purpose,  and  to  be  present  at  such  search  if  he  please,  and  the  said  homage  is  to 
pay  nothing  for  such  search ;  but  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said 
mannor  desire  a  search  of  the  said  Records  of  Court  Rolls  remaining  in  the  said 
chest  he  is  to  pay  unto  the  steward,  or  his  deputy,  two  shillings  for  such  search. 

4th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that,  if  any  customary  tennant  of  the  said  mannor  surrender  his  estate  to  the  use  of 
himself  and  his  wife,  and  the  heirs  of  their  two  bodies,  and  for  want  of  such  issue  to 
the  right  heir  of  the  husband,  in  such  case,  if  the  wife  and  the  husband  join,  the 
limitation  may  be  destroyed  by  surrender,  but,  if  either  of  them  die  before,  it  cannot; 
but  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor  surrender  his  estate 
to  his  son  or  daughter,  and  the  heirs  of  his  or  her  body  to  be  begotten,  and  for  want 
of  such  issue  to  any  other  person  or  persons  by  name,  in  such  case  the  limitation 
cannot  be  destroyed  by  surrender  till  all  the  parties  in  the  remainder  join  in  a 
surrender  to  destroy  such  an  estate  in  remainder. 

5th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 

k 


APPENDIX. 

that  if  any  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor  surrender  all  his  coppyhold  estate 
he  hath  in  the  said  mannor  away  to  his  son  or  daughter,  or  other  persons,  that  then 
the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being  shall  have  two  shillings  for  the 
surrender,  and  no  more,  for  a  faire  fee. 

6th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  any  ancient  coppyhold  messuage  die 
seized  thereof  have  daughters  to  whom  the  same  doth  descend,  which  daughters 
being  afterwards  found  and  presented  and  admitted  co-heirs  to  their  father  of  his  said 
coppyhold  messuage  within  the  said  mannor,  and  make  partition  thereof  between 
them,  and  hold  the  same  to  them  in  severalty,  that  then,  upon  the  death  of  every 
such  daughter  dying  seized  of  her  part  of  the  said  coppyhold  messuage,  there  is  due 
to  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being  a  herriott. 

7th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tennant  of  the  said  mannor  surrender  the 
coppyhold  estate  by  the  name  or  names  of  one  or  more  messuage  or  messuages,  with 
the  appurtenances,  that,  by  such  grant  or  surrender,  all  the  lands,  meadow,  pasture, 
and  wood  grounds,  and  all  other  hereditaments  belonging  to  the  said  messuage  or 
messuages,  do  pass,  and  that  there  ought  not  to  be  mentioned  or  sett  down  in  such 
Coppy  or  Court  Eoll  every  particular  or  parcell  of  land  belonging  to  such  messuage 
or  messuages. 

8th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  so  time  out  of  mind  hath 
been,  that  all  coppies  of  Court  Roll  made  or  granted  of  any  coppyhold  estate  to  the 
said  mannor  are  and  ever  hath  been,  and  ought  to  be,  granted  by  the  said  steward, 
or  deputy  steward,  of  the  said  mannor,  to  hold  of  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the 
time  being,  with  the  words,  secundum  consuetudinem  manerii,  without  the  words, 
ad  voluntatem  Domini. 

9th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  manner  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  all  surrenders  taken  in  any  of  the  said  Courts  Baron,  held  in  and  for  the  said 
mannor,  were  and  so  ought  to  be  made  by  the  Hod  into  the  hands  of  the  steward,  or 
deputy  steward,  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being,  as  into  the  hands  of  the  lord 
of  the  said  mannor;  and  that  the  said  steward,  or  deputy  steward,  at  the  same  time 
ought  to  deliver  back  the  said  Rod  to  the  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the 
said  mannor,  who  had.  or  is  to  have,  such  copyhold  estate  granted  or  passed  to  him 
by  coppy  of  Court  Roll  as  seizin  of  the  lands  and  tenements  so  passed  or  granted  to 
him  as  aforesaid. 

10th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  die  seized  of  one  or  more  ancient  coppy- 
hold messuage  or  messuages  within  the  said  mannor,  there  is  due  at  his  death  to  the 
lord  of  the  said  mannor  a  herriott  for  every  ancient  coppyhold  messuage:  and  if  any 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  IxXV 

coppyholdcr  or  customary  tenant,  or  any  other  person,  purchase  any  parcell  of  lands 
which  was  formerly  part  or  belonging  to  any  ancient  coppyhold  messuage,  and  die 
seized  thereof,  there  is  no  herriott  due  at  his  death  to  the  lord  of  the  said  manner 
for  the  time  being  for  such  parcell  of  land. 

1 1th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  manner  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor  die  seized  of  any 
coppyhold  lands  or  tenements  within  the  said  mannor,  which  never  were  any  ancient 
coppyhold  messuage,  and  whereon  no  ancient  coppyhold  messuage  hath  been,  there 
is  no  herriott  due  to  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being  at  the  death  of 
the  said  coppyhold  tenant. 

12th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  in  case  of  joynt  tennancie  there  is  no  herriott  due  to  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor 
untill  the  death  of  the  surviveing  customary  tennant;  and  if  any  coppyholdcr  or  cus- 
tomary tennant  of  the  said  mannor  die  seized  of  any  coppyhold  messuage,  lands,  or 
tenements  of  the  said  mannor  without  an  heir,  then  those  messuages, .lands,  or  tene- 
ments of  which  lie  died  seized  ought  to  go  and  come  to  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor 
for  the  time  by  eschcate. 

13th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  after  any  death  of  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor,  his 
heir  ought  to  make  his  claim  by  himselfe  in  person,  or  by  his  sufficient  attorney,  to 
the  messuages,  lands,  or  tenements  of  which  his  ancestors  died  seized,  at  any  of  the 
courts  holden  in  and  for  the  said  mannor,  unto  the  homage  of  the  said  mannor,  and 
they  there  to  find  and  present  him  heir  of  such  coppyhold  estate  of  which  his  father 
or  ancestor  died  seized.  And  the  said  steward  or  deputy  steward  for  the  time  being 
is  and  ought  to  receive  such  presented  tenement  of  which  his  ancestors  died  seized, 
and  to  grant  and  make  such  heir  a  copy  of  admittance  thereof  under  his  hand  and 
seal,  such  heir  paying  to  the  said  steward  or  his  deputy  a  penny  to  and  for  the  use 
of  the  lord  for  such  his  admittance,  and  doeing  his  fealty  for  the  same,  unless  the 
same  fealty  shall  be  respitted  by  the  said  lord,  steward,  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said 
mannor. 

14th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  every  person  or  persons  to  whom  or  to  whose  use  any  surrender  is  made  and 
granted  by  the  said  steward  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said  mannor,  of  any  the  said 
coppyhold  or  customary  messuages,  lands,  or  tenements  of  the  said  mannor,  shall  pay 
to  the  said  steward  or  deputy  steward,  in  open  Court  holden  in  and  for  the  said 
mannor,  to  the  use  of  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being,  one  yearly 
ancient  cheif  rent  for  such  messuages,  lands,  or  tenements  so  surrendered  or  to  be 
surrendered,  for  and  in  the  name  of  a  fine,  and  not  the  full  yearly  vallue  thereof,  and 
shall  do  his  or  theire  fealty  or  fealtys  unless  the  same  be  respitted,  and  shall  be  ad- 

k2 


APPENDIX. 

mittcd  tenant  according  to  the  custom  of  the  said  manner  by  the  said  steward  or 
deputy  steward  thereof,  without  deniall  or  gainsaying  to  the  contrary. 

15th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  if  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor  dies  seized  of  any 
coppyhold  or  customary  messuages,  lands,  or  tenements  within  the  said  mannor,  the 
same  ought  to  come  and  descend  to  the  eldest  son  of  such  coppyholder  that  died  so 
seized  thereof,  and  to  his  heirs,  and  if  no  such  son  then  to  the  daughter  or  daughters, 
then  to  the  right  heirs  of  such  coppyholders  that  died  so  seized  thereof. 

16th.  And  another  custom  of  the  said  mannor  is,  and  time  out  of  mind  hath  been, 
that  after  the  death  of  any  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  of  the  said  mannor,  the 
homage  or  jury  of  the  said  mannor,  at  the  next  great  Court  Leet  and  Court  Baron 
kept  and  held  for  the  said  mannor,  ought  to  present  the  death  of  such  coppyholder, 
and  of  what  lands  and  tenements  he  died  seized ;  and  to  enquire  what  and  whether 
any  herriott  be  due  to  the  lord  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being  for  the  same. 
And  that  the  defendant  Sir  Henry  Frederick  Thynne  is  now  lord  of  the  said  mannor, 
and  the  defendant  Harris  his  steward,  who  do  combine  together  to  overthrow  all  the 
said  ancient  customs  of  the  said  mannor,  and  refuse  to  keep  the  said  three  weeks' 
Court  or  Courts  Baron  for  or  within  the  said  mannor,  and  refuse  to  take,  surrender, 
or  grant  estates  by  coppy  of  Court  Eoll,  or  to  take  or  make  admittances  to  any  of 
the  said  plaintiffs  or  customary  tenants  within  the  said  mannor,  of  their  or  any  of 
their  coppyhold  estates  therein,  or  to  admit  any  heir  to  any  coppyhold  estates  within 
the  said  mannor,  after  the  death  of  his  ancestors,  according  to  the  ancient  custom  of 
the  said  mannor,  which,  time  out  of  mind,  hath  been  used  and  accustomed,  or  to 
grant  any  coppyhold  estate  to  any  other  coppyholder  or  customary  tenant  within  the 
said  mannor,  the  said  defendant  Harris  giveing  out  in  speeches,  that  he  hath  received 
speciall  direction  from  the  said  defendant  Thynne  not  to  pass  or  grant  any  surrender 
or  coppyhold  estate  whatsoever  of  the  premises,  or  any  part  thereof,  to  the  plaintiffs, 
or  any  of  them,  or  to  any  other  customary  tenant  within  the  said  mannor,  declaring 
and  saying  that  the  said  plaintiffs  are  but  tenants  at  will  to  the  said  defendant 
Thynne  for  the  premises;  and  the  said  plaintiffs  do  further  alledge  that  he  the  said 
defendant  Thynne  hath  taken  severall  Court  Eolls  and  Eecords  belonging  to  the  said 
mannor  out  of  the  said  chest  or  coffer  where  they  are  kept,  and  refuseth  to  return  the 
same  back,  and  will  not  suffer  the  said  homage;  nor  the  plantiffs,  nor  any  of  them,  to 
have  a  search  of  the  said  Court  Rolls  or  Records  which  are  remaining  in  the  same 
chest  or  coffer,  pretending  that  the  same  wholly  belong  to  him,  and  to  the  end  that 
the  said  defendants  might  discover  the  said  ancient  customs,  and  be  decreed  to  per- 
form the  same,  and  that  the  said  ancient  customs  of  the  said  mannor  might  be 
confirmed  and  established  by  the  decree  of  this  honourable  Court,  is  the  scope  of  the 
plaintiffs. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  IxxVU 

Whereupon,  and  upon  receiving  the  defendants'  answer,  and  the  plaint'itl!*', 
taken  in  this  cause,  whereby  it  appears  that  the  said  defendant  Thynne  is  lord  of  the 
said  manner,  and  the  said  defendant  Harris  his  steward  thereof,  and  upon  debate  of 
the  matter,  this  Court  doth  order  and  decree  that  the  said  defendant  Sir  Henry 
Frederick  Thynne,  his  heirs  and  assignes,  and  the  defendant  Harris,  his  now  steward, 
and  every  other  steward  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said  manner  for  the  time  being, 
shall,  for  ever  hereafter,  keep  a  Court  Baron  every  three  weeks  for  and  within  the 
said  manner,  and  there  shall  accept,  receive,  and  take  surrenders  of  the  plaintiffs,  and 
all  and  every  other  coppyholder  and  tenant  thereof,  and  shall  grant  the  same  by  copy 
of  Court  Eoll  to  such  person  and  persons  to  whom  and  to  whose  use  such  surrenders 
shall  be  made,  of  such  copyhold  estate  as  is  or  shall  be  therein  limited  respectively. 
And  shall  take  and  make  remittances  and  grant  lycences  to  the  said  plaintiffs,  and 
every  of  them,  and  to  every  other  coppyholder  and  customary  tenant  of  the  said 
mannor,  to  lease  such  coppyhold  messuages,  lands,  and  tenements  of  the  said  mannor 
as  often  as  shall  be  desired,  or  as  occasion  shall  require.  And  that  all  and  every  the 
said  customs  of  the  said  mannor  be  and  are  hereby  confirmed  by  the  decree  of  this 
honourable  Court.  And  that  the  defendant  Thynne,  his  heirs  and  assignes,  and  his 
and  their  steward  or  deputy  steward  of  the  said  mannor  for  the  time  being,  do,  and 
shall  for  ever  hereafter,  stand  and  observe,  keep  and  perform  the  same,  unless  the 
said  defendants,  being  served  with  a  subpoena  on  them,  shall,  at  the  return  thereof, 
shew  unto  this  Court  good  cause  to  the  contrary;  but  before  the  said  defendants  shall 
be  admitted  to  show  their  cause  they  shall  pay  five  pounds  for  their  default. 


No.  49.— Extracts  from  SUBSIDY  ROLLS  in  RECORD  OFFICE. 


SALOP.     Certificat.  de  subs,  in  hun.  de  Munslowe  et  Purslowe  in  Com.  eodem. 

Cardington. — 37  Hen.  VIII.     Thomas  Bottfeld  in  lands  xx'  paid  iv§. 

35  Elizabeth.     Catherine  Botfylde  in  lands  xx'            .  .           paid  iv§. 

39  Elizabeth.     William  Botfylde  in  lands  xx8  paid  iv'. 

21  James  I.     Richard  Botfield  in  lands  xx'     .            .  .           paid  iv'. 


Ixxviii  APPENDIX. 

Poll  Tax,  2nd  or  4th  of  King  Richard  II. 
SALOP.     Hundf  de  Condover  et  Ford. 

Prene  cu  pcellis.  —  Willms  Botfeld  's  Marg*ia  ux9  eius  .  .  .  ijs. 

[This  roll  is  much  defaced,  and  the  greater  part  illegible.] 

Taxatio  decime  et  quinte  decime  Domino  regi  Edwardo  tercio  post  conquestum 
concesg  anno  regni  sui  sexto. 

Com.  SALOP. 

Lydleye.  —  D'  Rico  de  Bottefeld  .....  xiiijd. 

D'  Johe  de  Bottefeld  ...... 


Taxacio  vicesime  dno  Regi  Edwardo  Tercio  post  conquestum  in  Com  SALOP 
a  laicis  concesse  anno  regni  suj  primo  facta  per  Walterum  de  Huggeford  et 
Walterum  de  Beysyn  Taxatores  et  Collectores  eiusdem  vicesime. 

Buchene  mersh.  —  D'  Rico  de  Buttefeld  ....  ixd. 

Smethcote.  —  D'  Wifio  de  Bottefeld     .....  xiiijd. 

Subsidy  granted  and  collected  37th  Henry  VIII. 
Cardyngton.  —  Thomas  Botfelde  in  tris  xxs      ....  ij'. 

A  Declaration  of  the  Benevolence  granted  and  agreed  vnto  the  King's  most 
royall  majestic  Henry  the  eight  ....  in  the  xxxvjth  yere  of  his 
reigne. 

Bottfelde.—  Willrh  Thyn         ......  x". 

Lybotwood.  —  Peter  Bottefelde  .....  vj8.  viijd. 

Taxatio.     37  Henry  VIII.     [1st  payment.] 
SALOP.     Lybotwoode.  —  Peter  Botfelde  for  his  goodds  .  .  x'. 

Villa  SALOP.     Et  Hundr  de  Condover  ct  Ford.    Imperfect  Subsidy  Roll,  supposed 

37th  Henry  VIII.  on  account  of  the  sums. 
Lybotwode.  —  Peter  Botfelde  for  his  goodds     ....          iiijs.  viijd. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  lx X ix 

SALOP.  Tlic  Ccrtyfycat  of  Thomas  Lee  and  John  Corbet  esquyers,  Comys- 
syoners  for  our  Sov  lorde  the  Kinge,  amongst  others,  in  the  countie  of 
Salop,  assigned  and  appoynted  to  the  hundreds  of  Monslowe  and  Purslowe, 
for  the  taxacon,  sessyng,  and  levying  of  the  ffyrst  payment  of  the  subsyde 
grauntyd  to  our  sayd  Soueygn  lorde  the  Kynges  highnes,  at  his  Parlya- 
ment  holden  yn  the  xxxv'  yere  of  his  most  noble  reigne. 

Villa  de  Ludlowe. — Thomas  Botfyld  in  bon  xx8          .  .  .  jjd. 

Comley. — Witts  Thyen  in  bon  xv"      .....  x1. 

Thomas  Botfeld  in  bon  xls       .  .  .  .  .  iiijd. 

Ricus  Botfeld  in  bon  xx8          .....  ijd. 

Subsidy  Roll.     16  Henry  VIII. 

SALOP.     Hundr  de  Bradford. 
Weme  cu  membris.     Lowe.  fi. — Roger  Botfeld  .  .  .          xl8.  xijd. 

Subsidy  granted  37th  Henry  VIII.     Collected  1st  Edward  VI. 
SALOP.     Munslowe  Hundred. — Thomas  Bottfeld  in  terf  xx'.  .  j8. 

Subsidy  1559. 
ST.  STEPHEN'S  NORWICH. — Willfn  Butfeld  in  goods  .  .  XXB. 

Subsidy  granted  to  Queen  Elizabeth  in  the  35th  yeare  of  her  reigne.    1st  Payment 
SALOP.     Cardington. — Katherin  Botfylde  in  lands  xx8.  .  .  ijs.  viijd. 

Subsidy.     36th  Queen  Elizabeth. 
SALOP.     Cardington  cu  Membris. — Katheryn  Botfylde  in  lands  xx8   .  iiij8. 

Com.  SALOP. — Hundr  de  Munslowe. 

Presentment  and  Valuacon  of  the  Inhabitants  of  the  said   Hundred  for  the 

payment  of  the  second  whole  and  entire  Subsydie  granted  to  Her  MaUe 

[Q.  Elizabeth],  by  Acte  of  Parliamente,  in  the  39th  yeare  of  her  reigne. 

Taken  at  Much  Wenlocke  6th  September,  in  the  41st  yeare  of  her  reigne. 

Cardington. — William  Botfylde  in  lands  xxs.  .  .  .  iiij". 

SALOP. — A  Subsidy  made  in  the  7th  of  James  1st  for  the  County  of  Salop. 
Cardington. — Richard  Bottfield  in  terris  xxs.  .  .  .  xvjd. 


1XXX  APPENDIX. 

SALOP.     Subsidium,  A°  7°  Jac.  I. 
Cawrs  ct  Wallop.     Dna  Johanna  Thynne  vidua  in  terris  xu   .  .          xiij8.  iiijd 

Subsidy  granted  to  King  James  1st,  in  the  21st  year  of  his  reign. 
SALOP.     Afcot  et  Felhampton. — John  Thinne,  Esq.  in  terr  iiij1'          .  xvjs- 

Cardington  with  the  hamletts. — Richard  Botfield  in  terf  xxs.  iiij8. 

Subsidy  Roll.     1st  Charles  I. 

SALOP.     Hundr  de  Munslowe. 

Cardington  with  the  hamlets. — Richard  Bottfielde  in  terr  xx8.  .  iiijs- 

13  Charles  II. 
SALOP.     Subscripcons  for  a  free  psent  to  his  Matie  accordinge  to  the  Act  of 

Parliam'. 

Subscriptions  taken  at  Acton  Burnell,  a°  1661. — Peter  Botfeild,  one  shilling. 
Subscriptions  taken  at  Munslow,  2  Oct.  1661. — John  Bottfeild,  of  Comly  and  Bott- 

feild,  ffive  shillings. 
Subscriptions  taken  at  Newport. — Thomas  Botfeild,  husbandman,  one  shilling. 

£ALOP.  A  true  and  perfect  Duplicate  of  all  the  ffire  Hearthes  and  Stoves 
within  the  County  of  Salop,  and  the  somes  of  money  collected  thereupon 
ffor  one  whole  yeares  duty  due  to  his  Ma1*,  ending  29  Sept.  1672. 

Hearths.     £.      s. 

Lybotwood. — Thomas  Botfeild  .  .  .  .  .102 

Corfton  Lauton  et  Sutton  Parva. — Thomas  Bottfild     .  .  .204 

Church  Stretton. — Thomas  Bottfeild  2         04 


No.  60. — MS.  GOTJGH.     SALOP  4,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford. 

Bowen's  Shropshire  Collections. 
From  an  original  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  Russell. 

Names  of  ye  Vill8  in  the  Manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  16  Eliz. 
Cheif  Rents. — Botfielde,  near  292   being  partly  worn  out. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  Ixxxi 


No.  51. — PUBLIC  RECORD  OFFICE,  Rolls  Chapel,  Chancery  Lane, 

London. 

Extracted  from  the  Inquisition  taken  upon  the  death  of  Sir  John  Thynne,  23rd  of 

Queen  Elizabeth,  A.D.  1580-1. 

Et  ulterius  Juratores  predicti  super  sacramentum  suum  presentant  quod  predictus 
Johannes  Thynne,  miles,  die  ante  obitum  suum  fuit  seisitus  in  dominico  BUO  ut  de 
feodo  de  et  in  medietate  manerij  et  Rectorie  de  Nunnkeling  in  com.  Ebor.  etc. 

Ac  de  et  in  manor  de  Walton  et  Yarton  alias  Yardingtou  et  diversis  terris,  tene- 
mentis,  et  hereditaments  in  Bridgcnorth  in  comitatu  Salopie,  etc.  etc. 

Capta  decimo  Martij  23  Elizabethe  (1580-1). 


No.  52. — PUBLIC  RECORD  OFFICE,  Rolls  Chapel,  London. 

Patent  Roll,  15  Charles  I. 

Rex  oib}  ad  quos  tc.  J3al?m.  Sciatis  qd  nos  de  gra  nra  spiali  ac  p  sexdecem 
solid  t  octo  denaf  solu?  ffirma?  nris  virtute  tras  nra^  paten  concessim9 1  licenc  dedim5 
ac  p  nob  hered  t  successorib}  nris  quantum  in  nob  est  p.  psentes  concedim9  i  licenciam 
daiS  dilcis  nob  Johi  Botfeild  i  Margarete  vxi  eius  qd  ipi  duo  messuagia  tria  cotag 
tria  gardiil  duo  pomar  trigin?  i  quinq,  acras  terr  quinq,  acras  p"~ti  viginti  acras 
pasture  t  coiam  pasture  p  centum  t  octo  averijs  cum  ptin  in  Odingley  in  com  nfo 
Wygorn  que  de  nob  tenen?  in  capite  ut  dicitur  dare  possint  i  concedere  alienare  aut 
cognoscere  p  finem  vel  p  recupacoem  in  Cur  nra  coram  Justiciar  nris  de  Banco  aut 
aliquo  alio  modo  quocunq,  ad  libit  ipos  Johis  et  Margarete  dilc'o  nob  Johi  Brooke. 
Habend  et  tcnend  cidem  Jobi  Brooke  ac  heredib}  •»  assign  suis  ad  opus  i  usum  ipius 
Johis  Brooke  ac  heredu  i  assign  suox  imppm  dc  noh  heredib}  i  successorib)  nris  p 
?uic  inde  debi?  t  de  iure  consuef.  Et  eidem  Johi  Brooke  qd  ipe  pdic?  messuag  terr 
tenemen  et  ce?a  pmissa  cu  ptin  a  pfato  Johe  Botfeild  t  Margareta  recipe  possit  t 
tenere  sibi  ac  heredibj  t  assign  suis  de  nob  heredib}  t  successor  nris  p  suic  pdca 
sicut  p\lcum  est  imppm  tenore  psenciu  simili?  licenc  dedimus  ac  p  nob  heredib3  t 
successorib}  nris  pdcis  damus  spialem.  Nolentes  qd  pdic?  Johes  Botfeild  i  Marga- 

l 


Ixxxii  APPENDIX. 

reta  vcl  hered  sui  aut  pf'a?  Jotics  Brooke  vcl  hered  sui  rone  pmissoj  p  nos  heredcs  vel 
successores  nros  aut  p  Justiciar  escae?  vicecom  Ballivos  aut  alios  officiar  seu  ministros 
nros  aut  dcos  heredu  vel  successor  nros  quoscunq,  inde  occonen?  molesten?  impeten? 
vexen?  in  aliquo  seu  g"~ven?  nee  eos  aliquis  occone?  molcste?  impeta?  vexe?  in  aliquo 
seu  g""ue?.  In  cuius  rei  <zc.  T.  K.  apud  Westfn  primo  die  Septembris.  [Anno  regni 
Kegis  Caroli  15°.] 

Patent  Kolls.     Extracts  from  the  Index.     20  Eliz.     Bitfield. 

15  Car.  I.    Pars  8. — R  j  Sept.  cone  Johi  Botfeild  lie  at  duo  mesuagia  et  terf  in 
Odingley  in  coin  Wygorn  Johi  Brooke. 


No.  53. — Extracts  from  the  COURT  ROLLS  of  the  Manor  of  LYDLEY 
and  CARDINGTON,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  as  to  the  Botevyle 
Family. 

BOOK  1. 

Manor  de  Lidley  et  Cardington,  4th  May,  1683  (page  22). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  John  Botvyle,  gent,  to  Richard  Botvyle,  gent,  and 
Anne  his  wife,  of  his  two  tenem*8  and  all  his  copyhold  estate  in  the  sayd  Manor  of 
Cardington. 

The  same  Manor,  24th  August,  1694  (page  112). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Eichrt  Botevyle  et  Anna  his  wife  to  Edwd  Russell,  of 
premises  situate  in  Comley  de  Botfeild,  in  the  said  manor. 

The  same  Manor,  8th  May,  1699  (page  141). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Edwd  Russell  to  Ricd  Botevyle,  gent,  et  Anna  his 
wife,  of  premises  in  Comley  de  Botfeild,  in  the  said  manor,  and  admittance  of  the 
said  Ricd  Botevyle  et  Anna  his  wife. 

The  same  Manor,  26th  March,  1706  (page  197). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Richard  Botevyle,  gent,  and  Ann  his  wife,  to  William 
Russell,  of  premises  in  the  said  manor,  and  admittance  of  the  said  William  Russell. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  l.VXXiii 

The  same  Manor,  27th  April,  1713  (page  237). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Richard  Botcvyle,  gent,  et  Anna  his  wife,  to  Kicd  note- 
s'vie,  gen.  son  et  here  ct  apparent  of  Ricd  Botevyle  sen',  of  premises  in  said  manor, 
and  admittance  of  said  Ricd  Botevyle,  junr.  Also  licence  for  Rich*  Botevyle,  junr, 
to  lease  premises  for  99  years,  determinate  upon  three  lives,  grandfather,  father,  and 
mother. 


BOOK  2. 

The  same  Manor,  20th  XoV,  1716  (page  3). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Richd  Botevyle,  junr,  to  Richd  Roberts,  of  one  mes- 
suage or  tenem1,  with  the  app'tences,  in  Comeley,  in  the  said  manor. 

The  same  Manor,  17th  Novr,  1718  (page  13). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Richd  Botfield,  junr,  to  John  Edwards  and  John 
Watkis,  attorneys  for  John  Scott,  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  drap. 

The  same  Manor,  12th  November,  1718  (page  14). 

Letter  of  Attorney  from  John  Scott,  of  the  towne  of  Shrewsbury,  in  ye  county 
of  Salop,  draper,  to  John  Edwards,  of  Botevyle,  and  John  Watkis,  of  Comely,  to 
receive  admittance  of  a  messuage  or  tenement,  with  the  appurtenances,  in  the  town- 
ships of  Comely  and  Botevyle,  and  surrender  to  him  by  Richd  Botevyle,  of  Stretton, 
gent. 

The  same  Manor,  28th  March,  1719  (page  15). 

Re-surrender  from  John  Scott,  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  merch1,  to 
Mr.  Richd  Botevyle,  junr,  and  surrender  from  said  Richd  Botevyle  of  ye  aforesd  per- 
misses  to  Edwd  Baugh. 

The  same  Manor,  20th  March,  1719  (page  16). 

Letter  of  Attorney  from  said  John  Scott  to  said  John  Edwards  and  John  Watkis, 
to  surrender  said  premises  to  Richd  Botevyle  of  Church  Stretton. 

The  same  Manor,  23rd  February  1721  (page  31). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Riehd  Botevyle,  of  Botevyle,  gen.  and  Edward  Baugh, 
of  Ludlow,  gen.  to  Edwd  Appleyard,  of  premises  in  Comely  and  Botevyle. 

12 


APPENDIX. 

The  same  Manor,  5th  February,  1723  (page  44). 

Surrender  from  Edw1'  Apleyard,  gen.  and  Richard  Botevyle,  gen.  to  Catherine 
Sukar,  widow,  of  premises  in  the  townshipp  of  Botevyle,  in  the  parish  of  Church 
Stretton. 

The  same  Manor,  4th  March,  1723  (page  45). 

Surrender  from  Edwd  Apleyard,  gen.  and  Richard  Botevyle,  junr,  of  the  parlour 
end  of  the  house  of  said  Richard  Botevyle,  junr,  and  ye  garden  thereunto  adjoyning, 
and  several  parcels  of  land  lyeing  in  Botevyle,  to  the  use  of  Richd  Botevyle,  senr, 
and  Anne  his  wife,  for  and  during  ye  term  of  their  nrall  lives,  and  ye  life  of  the 
longer  liver  of  ym,  and  admittance  of  said  Richd  Botevyle,  senr. 

The  same  Court,  4th  March  1723  (page  46). 

Surrender  from  Ric'  Botevyle,  junr,  and  Edwd  Apleyard  to  Will.  Russell,  of  pre- 
mises in  Comeley  et  Botevyle. 

The  same  Manor,  21st  April,  1727  (page  60). 

Presentment  at  this  Court  of  the  death  of  Richd  Botevyle,  senr,  and  that  Anne 
Botevyle,  his  widow,  was  his  customary  heir. 

The  same  Manor,  24th  October,  1727  (page  63). 

Surrender  from  Richd  Botevyle,  gen.  Anne  Botevyle,  widdow,  and  Wm  Russell  of 
Salop,  baker,  to  Tho.  Russell,  of  Lidley  Hayes,  gent,  of  premises  in  Comley,  and 
admittance  of  said  Tho.  Russell. 

The  same  Manor,  23d  October,  1730  (page  83). 

Surrender  from  Catherine  Sukar,  wid.  and  Richd  Botevyle,  gen.  to  John  Hodges, 
to  premises  in  the  townshipp  of  Botevyle,  and  admittance  of  said  John  Hodges. 

The  same  Manor,  21st  February,  1731  (page  84). 

Will  of  Richard  Botevyle,  of  Ludlow,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gent,  whereby  he 
gave  and  bequeathed  all  his  estate,  both  reall  and  personall,  unto  his  cosen  Richard 
Botevyle  the  elder,  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  sadler,  subject  to  the  pay- 
ment thereout  of  twenty  pounds  a  year  to  his  sister  Anne  for  her  life,  and  one 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  IxxxV 

shilling  to  his  wife,  and  to  Martha   Bowen  ten  pounds,  and  to  his  sister  in  law  one 
shilling,  and  appointed  said  Richard  Botevyle  sole  executor. 

Executed  in  the  presence  of  Tho.  Heath,  Thomas  Dewxell,  Eliza- 
beth Dewxell. 

The  same  Court,  7th  May,  1731  (page  85). 

Surrender  from  John  Hodges,  of  Little  Lythe,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  and  Richd 
Botevyle,  late  of  Botevyle,  in  the  said  county,  gent,  to  Samuel  Smith.*  of  Ruckley, 
in  the  said  county,  gent,  of  a  copyhold  messuage,  &c.  at  Botevyle,  and  admittance  of 
said  Sam.  Smith. 

The  same  Manor,  4th  May,  1732  (page  90). 

Presentment  of  the  death  of  Mr.  Rich'1  Botevyle,  late  of  Ludlow,  and  that  the 
next  customary  heir  was  Benjamin  Botevyle,  eldest  son  of  Mr.  Wm  Botevyle.  late  of 
Ludlow,  mercer,  deceased,  nephew  to  the  said  Mr.  Richd  Botevyle,  deceased,  next  heir ; 
and  at  the  same  Court  the  said  Benjamine  Botevyle,  infant,  was  admitted  tenant  to 
the  messuage  or  tenement,  with  its  appurtenances,  situate  in  Botevyle,  and  all  other 
the  lands  and  tenements  of  said  Richd  Botevyle,  deceased,  in  the  said  manor. 


BOOK  3. 

Manor  of  Lidley  and  Cardington,  4th  May,  1742  (page  83). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Moses  Eaton,  of  Botevyle,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  by 
virtue  of  a  letter  of  attorney,  executed  by  Benjamin  Botevyle,  of  the  city  of  London, 
vintner,  to  Richard  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  sadler,  of  a 
messuage,  &c.  in  the  township  of  Botevyle,  and  admittance  of  said  Richd  Botevyle. 


BOOK  4. 

The  same  Manor,  llth  Aprill,  1747  (page  8). 

Surrender  of  this  date  from  Moses  Eaton,  of  Botevyle,  and  Richard  Russell,  of 
Cardington,  both  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentlemen,  attorneys  appointed  by  Richard 
Botevyle,  of  the  town  of  Shrewsbury,  in  his  life  time,  of  a  messuage,  &c.  of  him  the 
said  late  Richard  Botevyle,  to  the  use  of  his  wife  Martha,  for  her  life,  and  after  her 

*  See  next  page. 


APPENDIX. 

decease  to  the  use  of  his  son  John  Botevyle,  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  and  at  the 
said  Court  the  said  Martha,  widow  of  said  Rich11  Botevyle,  was  admitted  tenant. 

The  same  Manor,  2nd  May,  1750  (page  29). 

Surrender  from  Beatrice  Smith,  spinster,  only  daughter  and  heir  of  Samuel  Smith,* 
of  Ruckley,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentleman,  deceased,  and  Martha  Botfield, 
widow,  and  relict  of  Richard  Botfield,  heretofore  of  Shrewsbury,  in  the  said  county, 
sadler,  to  Martha  Hanmer,  of  Shrewsbury  aforesaid,  spinster,  of  a  copyhold  messuage, 
&c.  situate,  lying,  and  being  in  Botfield,  in  the  parish  of  Church  Stretton,  and 
admittance  of  said  Martha  Hanmer  by  William  Russell  and  Thomas  Russell  her 
attorneys. 

BOOK  5. 
Manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  16th  May,  1758  (page  14). 

Surrender  from  William  Russell,  of  Enchmarsh,  gentleman,  attorney  for  Martha 
Hanmer,  spinster,  and  Martha  Botevyle,  both  of  the  town  of  Shrewsbury,  to  William 
Tayleur,  of  Shrewsbury  aforesaid,  esquire,  to  a  copyhold  messuage,  &c.  situate  in 
Botevyle,  in  the  parish  of  Church  Stretton,  and  admittance  of  said  Wm  Tayleur  by 
John  Corfield  his  attorney. 

Manor  of  Lydley  and  Cardington,  27th  October,  1760  (page  40). 

Surrender  from  John  Corfield,  attorney,  for  William  Tayleur,  of  Shrewsbury, 
esquire,  to  Martha  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  widow,  of  a  copyhold  messuage,  &c.  in 
the  township  of  Botevyle,  and  admittance  of  said  Martha  Botevyle. 

The  same  Court,  27th  October,  1760  (page  41). 

Surrender  from  Martha  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  widow,  and  relict  of  Richard 
Botevyle,  late  of  Shrewsbury,  sadler,  deceased,  to  her  eldest  son  Thomas  Botevyle,  of 
a  copyhold  messuage  in  the  township  of  Botevyle  aforesaid,  and  admittance  of  the 
said  Thomas  Botevyle. 

The  same  Court,  27th  October,  1760  (page  42). 

Surrender  from  Thomas  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  sadler,  heir  apparent  to  the  late 
Richard  Botevyle,  of  Shrewsbury,  sadler,  deceased,  and  Martha  his  wife,  to  Moses 

*  See  preceding  page. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  Ixxxvii 

Luther,  of  Botcvyle  aforesaid,  gentleman,  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  of  a  copy- 
hold messuage  in  the  township  of  Botevyle  and  parish  of  Church  Stretton,  and 
admittance  of  said  Moses  Luther.  Thomas  Botevyle  paid  fare  fee  two  shillings. 


No.  54.— From  a  Minute  Book  of  the  Corporation  of  SHREWSBURY. 

20  Aug.  14  C.  II.  1662. — They  are  agreed  at  this  Assembly,  in  regard  of  the  near 
relacon  William  Thynne,  gent.,  hath  to  Tymothy  Turner,  Esq.,  Recorder  of  this 
towne,  to  bestow  his  burgeship  freely  upon  him  without  payeing  either  ffyne  or  ffees 
for  the  same. 

[See  Pedigree  of  Turner  in  Visitation  of  1663.  William  Thynne  married  Hannah 
Johnson.] 


No.  55. — From  the  Book  of  the  Company  of  SADDLERS,  PAINTERS,  &c. 

Shrewsbury. 

Page  412.     April  23d,  1694. 

Richard  Botteveyle  was  taken  in  a  Freeman,  and  paid  ye  Company      0     13     4 
[This  entry  proves  that  he  had  served  his  apprenticeship  to  a  freeman  of  the 
Company  by  the  smallness  of  the  payment;  and  this  is  confirmed  by  an 
entry  at  page  385,  dated  May  27th,  1687.] 

Isaac  Griffithes  entered  his  apprentice  Richard  Bottevile,  his  Indentures  beareing 
date  August  5th,  1686  .  .  .  .  .00    02s.     0 

Page  518.     May  25th,  1722. 

Mr.  Richd  Botfield  entered  his  Apprentice  Richd  Botfield.    Indent  bearing  date 

y«  25th  of  May,  1718,  &pd     .....  2s.     0 

Page  529.     June  10th  1726. — Among  various  Payments  that  day  for  Admissions 

into  the  Company  by  freemen,  is, 

"  Mr.  RichJ  Botfield,  junr,  sadler,"  who  with  several  others  pay  together  a  sum 
amounting  to  .  .  .  .  .  2     12     0 


Ixxxviii 


APPENDIX. 


From  the  Record  of  the  Admission  of  Burgesses  in  the  Exchequer 

of  SHREWSBURY. 

Botevyle,  Thomas,  High  Street,  sadler,  admitted  and  sworn,  18th  May,  1796. 
Botevyle,  Thomas,  junr,  Mardol,  innkeeper,  admitted  and  sworn,  25th  May,  1796. 
Botevyle,  Edward,  of  High  Street,  engraver,  admitted  and  sworn,  1st  Nov.  1806. 


No.  56. — MS.  GOUGH.    SALOP,  10.    In  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford. 

A  folio  volume,  containing  Accounts  of  Eents  of  Manors  in  Shropshire 
and  Staffordshire  (about  the  year  1700). 

P.  143.     Sifton  Manor.  it.  s.  d. 
Richard   Weaver  holdeth  att  will  a  messuage,  tenem1,  or  cottage, 

wth  the  appurtenances,  &  payeth  yearly  as  afforesaid     .  .  01  1 1  08 

Eliz:  Botfield  .  01  00  08 


No.  57. — Extracts  from  WENLOCK  Rolls. 


Name. 

Residence. 

Date  of  Admission. 

In  respect  of  what  right 
admitted. 

Thomas  Botvile 

Dawley 

27th  October,  1761 

Gift 

William  Botfield 

Decker  Hill              9th  March,  1820 

Birth 

The  above  are  correct  Extracts  from  the  Freeman's  Roll  for  the  Borough  of  Wen- 
lock,  and  are  the  only  instances  in  which  the  name  occurs  since  the  year  1760. 
— R.  B. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC. 


In  the  Corporation  Ledger  there  is  the  following  entry,  dated  27th  October,  1761. 
Thomas  Turner,  of  Madley,  -j 

and  >  Cole  Masters. 

Thomas  Botvile,  of  Dawley,  J 
Sworne  Honorary  Burgesses  to  John  Smitheman,  Esquire,  then  Bailiff. 

And  on  the  same  page,  lower  down,  is — 

3rd  Nov.  1763.  Mr.  Thomas  Turner  and  Mr.  Thomas  Botville,  both  of  Madley, 
Cole  Masters,  were  sworn  Honorary  Burgesses  to  John  Smitheman,  Esquire,  then 
Bailiff.— K.  B. 


No.  58. — Extract  from  the  Corporation  Records  of  WENLOCK. 

Wenlock  to  wit.— 5  Nov.  1765. 

Mr.  Thomas  Botville,  Coal  Master,  was  sworn  a  Burgess  of  the  town  and  liberties 
of  Wenlock. 

Taken  from  the  Record  Book  belonging  to  the  Borough  of  Wenlock,  this  5th 
day  of  June,  1786.     By  me,  THEOP.  MORKALL. 


No.  59. — GOUGH  MSS.     SALOP,  19,  in  the  Bodleian  Library,  Oxford. 

A  Book  of  Freeholders,  Leaseholders,  Copyholders,  and  other  persons  qualified  to 
serve  on  Juries,  taken  from  the  Returns  of  the  several  High  and  Petty  Constables  of 
the  County  of  Salop,  at  the  General  Quarter  Sessions  of  the  Peace  holden  at  Shrews- 
bury in  and  for  the  said  County,  on  Tuesday  the  fifth  day  of  October,  1773, 
pursuant  to  the  law  made  for  the  Return  of  Jurors,  and  the  better  regulating  Juries. 

RICHD.  BALDWIN,  C.  P. 
Bradford  Hundred. 
Dawley  Little     .     Tho"  Bottfield. 

Ford  Hundred. 
Ford     .       .       .     Tho9  Botevyle. 


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XC  APPENDIX. 

No.  60. — ROYALIST  COMPOSITION  PAPERS,  H.  M.  State  Paper  Office. 

1st  Series,  XCVI.  161. 

To  ye  lionoblc  ye  Comittee  for  advance  att  Haberdashers'  Hall,  London. 
Gent 

Wee  received  an  order  from  you  dated  ye  25th  March  last,  concerning  ye  letting 
of  ye  estate  of  Sr  Henry  Fredricke  Thin.  A  coppy  whereof  we  have  withall  sent 
you.  Wee  assure  you  that  it  hath  sett  such  stopp  to  ye  businesse  y*  we  almost  know 
not  how  to  proceed  in  it,  nor  what  way  best  to  take ;  it  renders  all  our  endeavors  att 
the  box  fruitlesse,  for  noe  tenants  dares  putt  in  nor  bid  one  penny  for  feare  of  his 
displeasure,  and  others  being  strangers  know  not  how  to  meddle  in  it;  and  wheras 
you  disired  us  to  send  you  a  pticuler  of  ye  full  yearly  vallew,  ye  last  yeere  ye  rents 
were  soe  much  advance  by  reason  ye  tennants  did  struggle  for  each  other's  interest 
in  the  estate,  and  soe  to  gaine  ye  possession  and  have  an  advantage  in  law  thereby, 
that  they  boxt  the  whole  estate  in  our  county  to  17  hundred  pounds  p  ann,  but  now 
Sr  Henry  obteyning  a  decree  in  Chancery,  and  ye  sd  lands  settled  on  him,  and  ye 
noyce  of  his  composition  running  amongst  the  tennants  by  reason  of  yor  aboveSd 
order,  wth  their  comments  upon  it,  doth  soe  obstructe  ye  advance  in  ye  letting  of  it, 
yl  wee  doe  verily  beleive  that  there  will  be  two  or  three  hundred  pounds  lost  this 
yeere  in  ye  whole,  y6  time  for  ye  last  yeere  ending  yc  3d  of  this  instant ;  therefore  we 
desire  yor  speedy  resolutions,  with  direction  what  we  shall  doe  in  it,  most  of  ye  estates 
being  now  unlet.  Alsoe  we  thought  good  to  acquaint  you  of  an  order  of  ye  late 
Comittee,  a  coppy  whereof  we  have  likewise  here  withall  sent  you,  which  order  very 
lately  was  brought  to  our  hands  by  Sr  Henry  Fredericke's  servant,  pretending  that  ye 
bargaine  of  wood  which  French  bought  of  ye  late  Coinite  was  not  yet  fully  enioyed ; 
wee  thereupon  gave  or  order  that  he  should  have  it,  paying  201'  more  for  ye  after 
growth,  since  wch  time  we  have  bin  informed  that  ye  agent  wch  was  then  imployed 
by  yr  late  Comittee,  and  retorned  a  survay  of  the  sd  woods  to  them,  was  sonne  in 
law  to  ye  sd  French  wch  bought  ye  sd  wood,  and  that  ye  same  yeare  there  was  fallen 
and  sould  about  16  ackers  of  ye  same  wood,  woh  did  amount  vnto  ye  sufne  of  200U  or 
thereabouts,  y6  whole  wood  then  being  worth  5001'  at  least,  and  that  there  is  yet  left 
standinge  and  now  falen  soe  inuch  of  y6  same  wood  as  is  worth  300"  or  thereabouts ; 
we  desire  likewise  to  know  yor  speedy  resolution  herein,  and  doe  rest 

Your  seruants, 

ANTHO.  EDWARDS. 
GILES  HAWCOCKE. 
THO.  EODEN. 

Glouc  7th  May,  1651. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  XC1 


No.  61. — ROYALIST  COMPOSITION  PAPERS,  H.  M.  State  Paper  Office. 

1st  Series,  XI.  789. 

To  the  hnblc  the  Com"  for  Compoundinge,  &c. 

The  humble  Peticon  of  divers  Tenants  and  Inhabitants  of  Buckland  and  Laverton, 
in  the  county  of  Glouc, 

Sheweth, 

That  yor  petrs  and  their  auncestors  have  for  a  longe  tyme  beene  tenants  to  severall 
tenements  and  farmes  in  Buckland  and  Laverton  belonginge  to  Sr  Henry  Fre.  Thin, 
which  for  about  yeares  last  hath  beene  sequestred  for  his  delinquency. 

That  in  the  late  tymes  of  trouble  the  pet"  for  the  pfitt  of  the  state  did  advaunce 
and  pay  their  rent  to  them  or  to  their  use. 

That  the  greatest  parte  of  the  landf  in  Buckland  and  Laverton  are  nowe  to  bee 
lett  for  the  state's  use,  and  yor  petrs  having  beene  ancient  tenants  to  the  same,  desire 
they  may  bee  tenants  still  to  the  premisses. 

That  if  Sr  Henry,  or  any  for  his  use,  doth  rent  or  take  the  same,  hee  will  for 
revenge  that  yor  petrs  did  advance  their  rents  formerly  to  the  states,  will  putt  out  and 
ruyne  every  tenant  that  hath  soe  done. 

That  Sr  Henry  will  not  compound,  expectinge  alteracon,  and  soe  the  states  loose 
theire  proffitt,  and  if  he  can  but  gaine  to  be  tenant  to  the  same,  hee  will  never  com- 
pound. 

That  yor  petrs  imployed  an  agent  to  the  state  purposely  for  advancinge  the  same, 
whoe  cominge  to  London  for  that  purpose,  was  arrested  by  Sr  Henry  upon  a  pre- 
tended accon  of  10011,  whereas  hee  never  had  any  dealinge  w"1  him,  which  was 
meerly  to  take  of  his  proceedinge,  and  after  the  arrest  never  declared  nor  proceeded. 

Yor  pctrs  humbly  pray  that  they  may  still  continue  tenants  to  the  state  as  formerly, 
and  that  a  tyme  and  place  may  bee  appointed  that  att  the  least  yor  pet™  may  boxe 
for  the  same. 

And  they  will  ever  pray,  &c. 

THO.  WARKEMAN. 
RICH.  SAMBACH. 
THOMAS  HARRIS. 

In  the  behalfe  of  themselves  and  the  rest  of  the 
inhabitants  of  Buckland  and  Laverton. 


m2 


XC11  APPENDIX. 

No.  62. — ROYALIST  COMPOSITION  PAPERS.     H.  M.  State  Paper  Office. 

1st  Series,  XVI.  887. 

To  the  honnoble  the  Comrs  for  Compoundinge,  &c. 

The  humble  Peticon  of  Thomas  Cory  and  George  Farmer,  esqrs,  two  of  the  Pro- 
thonotaryes  of  the  Court  of  Cornon  Pleas, 
Sheweth, 

That  whereas  Dame  Katherine  Thynn,  widdowe,  in  her  life  tyme,  in  or  about  the 
yeare  1645,  became  bound  unto  yor  petr,  Thomas  Cory,  in  4  seuall  obligacons,  the 
seuall  penaltyes  amountinge  in  the  whole  to  the  some  of  720U,  condiconed  for  the 
paym'of  36011  principall  money,  upon  wcl'  bonds  yor  sayd  petr,  in  Trinity  Terme  1651, 
obteyned  a  judgm'  ag*  Sr  Henry  Frederick  Thynne,  knight,  administrator  of  the 
goods  and  chattells  of  the  said  Dame  Katherine  Thynne  his  mother,  deceased: 
and  whereas  the  sayd  Lady  Thynne,  in  the  yeare  1645,  became  likewise  bound 
unto  yor  petr  George  Farmer,  in  three  seuall  bonds  amounting  to  650U  condiconed 
for  the  paym1  of  3481'  10s,  upon  wch  bonds  yor  sayd  petr  obteyned  a  judgem*  ag1  the 
sayd  Lady  Thyn  in  her  life  tyme,  and  after  revived  the  sayd  judgm1  by  scire  facias 
ag1  the  said  Sr  Henry  Frederick  Thynne. 

That  the  said  Sr  Henry  Frederick  Thynne  did  thereupon  prefer  a  Bill  in  Chauncery 
to  be  releived  ag1  yor  pet™,  but  upon  their  answeres  unto  his  sayd  Bill,  yor  pet™ 
were  dismist  wth  costs,  and  left  at  lifety  to  proceed  at  law,  since  wch  tyme  yor 
petre  are  hindered  from  seizing  upon  or  extending  certain  manners  in  the  countyes 
of  Wiltes  and  Sornset,  of  woh  the  sayd  Lady  Thynn  was  ten1  by  Elegitt,  and  so 
are  come  unto  the  sayd  Sr  Henry  Frederick  Thynne  as  her  administrator  in  regard 
that  the  said  man1'8  are  kept  under  sequestracon  for  his  delinquency. 

Now  fforasmuch  as  the  sayd  man"  are  only  assetts  in  his  hands,  and  lyable  to  pay 
the  intestate's  debts,  beeing  no  pcell  of  the  administrators  owne  estate. 

Your  petrs  do  therefore  humbly  pray  yr  honrs  order  unto  the  Com"  for  Seques- 
tracons  in  the  Sd  countyes  of  Wiltes  and  Sorrlset,  that  yor  pettls  may  inioy  the 
man"  and  lands  of  the  sd  Sr  Henry  Frederick  Thynn,  so  come  unto  him  as  aforesayd, 
untill  they  shall  be  satisfyed  theire  iust  debts,  wth  damages,  or  otherwise,  that  they 
may  have  libty  to  lay  on  theire  judgmts  according  to  law,  notwithstanding  the 
Sequestracon. 

And  they  shall  pray,  &c. 

THO.  TURNER,  on  behalfe  of  the  pefs. 
14  Ap.  52. 
Ketd  to  Mr.  Brereton. 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  xciii 


No.  63. — Extract  from  the  CORPORATION  RECORDS  OF  BRIDGNORTH. 

To  all  people  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come,  Thomas  Haslewood  and  Thomas 
Pass,  gentlemen,  bailiffs  of  our  Lord  the  King  for  the  town  of  Bruges,  otherwise 
Bridgcnorth,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  send  greeting;  Know  ye  that  divers  libcrtys 
and  free  customs  by  the  Charter  of  the  most  serene  sovereign  John,  heretofore  King 
of  England,  were  granted  to  his  burgesses  of  Bruges  in  Salopshire,  which  King 
Henry  the  Third  and  King  Henry  the  Sixth,  in  times  past  kings  of  England,  and 
other  kings  of  England,  ancestors  to  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Third,  King  of 
Great  Britain,  France,  and  Ireland,  and  so  forth,  by  their  charters  have  ratifyed  and 
confirmed.  The  true  tenor  of  which  said  Charter  of  our  said  Lord  the  King  John, 
followeth  in  these  words:  John,  by  the  grace  of  God,  King  of  England,  Lord  of 
Ireland,  Duke  of  Normandy  and  Acquitain,  and  Earl  of  Angicrs,  to  all  archbishops, 
bishops,  abbotts,  earls,  knights,  baronetts,  justices,  sheriffs'  officers,  and  bailiffs,  and 
others,  send  greeting ;  Know  ye  that  we  have  granted,  and  by  this  our  Charter  have 
confirmed,  to  our  burgesses  of  Bruges,  in  Salopshire,  that  they  should  go  and  come 
throughout  our  whole  kingdom  of  England,  and  peaceably  and  quietly,  well  and 
freely,  do  all  things  in  buying,  selling,  and  trading  in  all  manner  of  merchandizes  in 
ffairs  and  marketts,  in  cities  and  boroughs,  and  in  all  places;  and  that  they  should 
be  quit  and  free  of  all  toll  and  passage  wheresoever  they,  should  come  throughout  our 
whole  kingdom,  wherefore  we  have  willed  and  firmly  commanded  that  our  aforesaid 
burgesses  of  Bruges  aforesaid,  their  heirs  and  successors,  may  have  and  hold  of  us  and 
our  heirs  all  the  aforesaid  liberties  and  free  customs  in  going  and  coming,  in  buying 
and  selling,  and  in  doing  all  manner  of  merchandizes,  freely  and  quietly  in  ffairs,  in 
marketts,  in  cities  and  boroughs,  and  in  all  places,  and  that  they  should  be  free  and 
quit  of  toll  and  passage  with  all  their  merchandizes  wheresoever  they  should  come 
throughout  our  whole  kingdom,  except  within  our  city  of  London  and  its  Liberties; 
and  we  do  forbid,  upon  pain  of  our  highest  displeasure,  that  no  one  do  presume  to  let 
or  hinder  our  burgesses  aforesaid,  as  by  the  said  Charter  more  fully  and  manifest  it 
may  appear.  Now  we,  the  aforesaid  bailiffs  of  the  town  of  Bruges,  otherwise  Bridge- 
north,  aforesaid,  do  testify,  and  by  these  presents,  at  the  request  of  William  Botfield, 
of  Dawley,  in  the  county  of  Salop,  gentleman,  the  bearer  of  these  presents,  do  certify 
that  the  aforesaid  William  Botfield  is  one  of  the  burgesses  of  Bruges,  otherwise 
Bridgenorth,  aforesaid,  and  all  the  aforesaid  liberties  and  free  customs  ought  to  have, 
hold,  and  enjoy  in  all  things  according  to  the  tenor  of  the  aforesaid  Charter.  In  witness 
whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  and  the  common  seal  of  the  said  corporation, 
the  nineteenth  day  of  January,  in  the  twenty-fifth  year  of  the  reign  of  our  Sovereign 


XC1V  APPENDIX. 

Lord  George  the  Third,  by  the  grace  of  God,  of  Great  Britain,  France,  and  Ireland, 
King,  Defender  of  the  Faith,  and  so  forth,  and  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thou- 
sand seven  hundred  and  eighty-five. 

(Signed)        THO.  HASLEWOOD. 
Tno8  PASS. 


No.  64 — Extracts  from  the  Books  of  the  Corporation  of  LICHFIELD, 
relating  to  the  Family  of  HECTOR. 

25th  July,  1682. 
Mr.  Edmond  Hector  elected  and  sworn  Sheriff  of  Lichfield. 

17th  July,  1683. 
Mr.  Edmond  Hector  elected  a  Magistrate  of  Lichfield. 

21st  September,  1683. 

Mr.  Edmond  Hector,  beinge  formerly  elected  a  Brother  of  the  Society  of  this 
Incorporacon,  was  sworne  accordinge  to  Law. 

25th  July,  1685. 
Mr.  Edmond  Hector  elected  Junior  Bailiff. 

14th  April  1690. 
A  lease  of  two  acres  of  land  in  Bitchfield  granted  to  ' '  Mr.  Hector." 

25th  July,  1690. 
Mr.  Edmund  Hector  elected  Senior  Bailiff. 

27th  July,  1699. 

The  signature  of  Mr.  "  Edmund  Hector  "  appears,  with  the  signatures  of  many 
other  of  the  principal  inhabitants  of  Lichfield,  to  the  following  Declaration  and 
Terms  of  Association : — 

"  Whereas  there  has  been  a  horrid  and  detestable  conspiracy  formed  and  carried 
on  by  Papists  and  other  wicked  and  trayterous  persons  for  assassinating  his  Maties 
Royall  person,  in  order  to  incouragean  Invasion  from  France  to  subvert  our  Religion, 
Lawes,  and  Lifoty.  Wee  whose  names  are  hereunto  subscribed  doe  heartily,  sincerely, 
and  solemnly  professe,  testifye,  and  declare  that  his  present  Mtie  King  William  is 
Rightfull  and  Lawfull  King  of  these  Realms.  And  wee  doe  mutually  promise  and 
engage  to  stand  by  and  assist  each  other  to  the  utmost  of  our  power  in  the  support 
and  defence  of  his  Maties  most  sacred  person  and  Government  agt  the  late  King 


COURT  AND  CORPORATION  ROLLS,  ETC.  XCV 

James  and  all  his  adherents.  And  in  case  his  Mt'ie  come  to  any  violent  or  untimely 
death  (which  God  fforbid),  wee  doe  hereby  further  fFreely  and  unanimously  oblige 
ourselves  to  unite,  associate,  and  stand  by  each  other  in  revengeing  the  same  upon  his 
enemyes  and  their  adherents.  And  in  supporting  the  succession  of  the  Crowne, 
according  to  an  Act  made  in  the  ffirst  yeare  of  the  Raigne  of  King  William  and 
Queene  Mary,  intituled,  An  Act  declareing  the  rights  and  libertyes  of  the  subject  and 
settling  the  succession  of  the  Crowne." 

24th  July,  1700. 

City  of  Lichfield.— "  Att  a  Comon  Hall  held  this  day  at  the  gd  City."  (Sixteen 
Members  are  named  as  being  present.) 

"  Forasmuch  as  Mr.  Edmund  Hector,  contrary  to  the  duty  of  his  office  and  trust 
reposed  in  him,  hath  not  only  exposed  the  Hall  Booke,  wherein  is  written  the  orders 
and  ordinances  of  the  Corporation  of  this  City,  to  the  view  and  pusall  of  severall 
persons  yl  are  not  of  the  Corporacon,  but  alsoe,  as  wee  are  credibly  informed,  pmitted 
Copyes  of  such  Orders  to  be  taken  by  such  psons,  even  to  the  betraying  of  or  secrett 
con  sulta  cons. 

"  And  whereas  by  an  Order  of  the  Hall  of  the  10th  day  of  May  last,  it  was  for 
the  prevencon  of  the  Grievances  therein  menconed,  amongst  other  things,  ordered 
and  agreed  by  Mr.  Bayliffe  Deakin,  and  the  rest  of  his  bretheren  then  present,  That 
from  thenceforth  noe  person  shold  be  sworne  a  fireman  of  any  Company  in  this  Citty 
till  his  Maties  pleasures  shold  be  knowne  whether  the  present  Parliam'  shod  sit  again 
or  not,  And  that  noe  pson  shold  thenceforward  bee  sworne  as  Honorary  ffreeman  of 
the  said  Citty.  Yett  ye  sd  Mr.  Hector,  though  sworne  to  bee  conformable  to  the 
ordinances,  orders,  and  statutes  amongst  the  bretheren  of  the  sd  Corporacon  agreed 
upon  and  ordeyned,  contrary  to  the  sd  orders  and  ordinances,  being  fforewarned 
thereof,  and  in  violacon  of  his  oath,  upon  the  13th  of  June  last  past,  swore,  and 
caused  to  bee  sworne,  the  psons  following,  vizt.,  William  Allen,  William  Battman, 
Martin  Allen,  Anthony  Burton,  Richd  Stubbs,  George  Woolley,  junr,  Richd  GrifFyes, 
Henry  Osburne,  Thomas  Morgan,  and  Symon  Morgan,  ffrcemen  of  severall  Com- 
panyes  of  and  in  the  sd  City,  some  of  the  sd  psons  haveing  never  served  their  appren- 
ticeships to  any  of  the  trades  of  or  belonging  to  the  Companyes  of  which  they  are 
soe  sworn  ffreeman. 

"  And  whereas  the  preservacon  of  the  Poole  and  ffish  therein  belonging  to  the 
said  Corporation  was  comitted  to  the  sd  Mr.  Hector,  and  hee  instead  thereof  hath 
destroyed,  and  suffered  the  same  to  be  destroyed,  by  inordinate  ffishing  and  giveing 
Licence  to  others  soe  to  doe.  Now  for  that  the  sd  Mr.  Hector  hath  not  only  violated 
his  oath  in  the  premisses  but  betrayed  the  trust  in  him  reposed  by  the  Corporation, 
And  to  the  end  such  misfeazance  of  his  duty  may  receive  a  due  Presentment,  and 


XCV1  APPENDIX. 

the  punishm4  discourage  others  from  the  like,  Wee  therefore  whose  names  arc- 
subscribed,  being  major  part  of  the  sd  Hall,  doe  deem  and  adjudge  the  sd  Mr.  Edmund 
Hector  unworthy  of  being  any  longer  of  the  sd  Corporacon,  and  doe,  according  to 
the  autority  given  us  by  the  Charter  of  King  Charles  the  2nd,  amove  him  from  his 
office  of  Bayliffe  of  the  sd  City.  And  unlesse  hee  shall  acquit  himself  and  mani- 
fest his  Innocence  in  the  premises  to-morrow  in  the  afternoon  att  ye  Hall,  then  to  be 
held  (hee  having  notice  of  the  contents  of  this  order  and  charge  against  him),  Wee 
doe  disfranchiss  and  amove  him  from  being  any  longer  a  member  of  this  Corporacon 
according  to  the  sd  aulority. 

"  And  afterwards,  att  and  in  the  sd  Hall  this  day,  it  was  ordered  and  agreed  by 
the  sd  Mr.  Bayliffe  Deakin  and  the  rest  of  his  Brethren  here  psent,  y'  Richd  Dyott, 
Esqr.  bee  and  is  hereby  elected  Senr  Bayliffe  of  the  sd  City  for  the  remainder  of  the 
year  y*  Mr.  Edmund  Hector  (now  amoved  as  aforesaid)  shold  have  served,  which 
Mr.  Dyott,  now  prsent,  hath  taken  the  oathes  of  allegiance  and  fidelity  to  His 
Majesty  King  William,  and  the  oath  of  his  office  of  Senr  Bayliffe,  Escheator,  and 
Justice  of  Peace  of  the  sd  City,  and  subscribed  ye  declaracons  and  association  by 
Law  appoynted  in  the  prsence  of  ye  sd  Mr.  Bayliffe  Deakin  and  the  Coroner  of  this 
City."  (Subscribed  by  the  same  sixteen  Members  of  the  Corporation.) 

25th  July,  1700. 

City  of  Lichfield. — "  Att  a  Comon  Hall  held  att  the  sd  City  this  day.  (Seven- 
teen Members  are  named  as  being  present.) 

"  Agreed  alsoe  at  this  Hall  that  the  Order  of  the  24  of  July  instant,  in  Relacon 
to  Mr.  Hector's  being  disfranchized  and  amoved  from  being  any  longer  a  member  of 
this  Corporacon  bee  confirmed,  and  yl  ye  sd  Mr.  Hector  bee  disfranchised  and 
amoved  accordingly  ffor  the  misdemeanor  in  the  sd  Order  menconed,  Hee  having 
had  notice  pursuant  to  the  sd  Order  to  appear  att  the  Hall  this  afternoon  to  acquitt 
himselfe,  and  manifest  his  Innocence  in  the  premises,  and  not  appearinge  according 
to  the  sd  notice,  nor  making  defence  therein."  (Subscribed  by  seventeen  Members  of 
the  Corporation.) 

llth  November,  1700. 

A  mandamus  was  received  from  the  King  for  the  restoration  of  Mr.  Edmund 
Hector  into  his  office  of  Justice  of  the  Peace  and  Member  of  the  Corporation. 

20th  April,  1710. 

The  names  of  George  Hector  and  Benjamin  Hector  are  attached,  with  those  of 
other  principal  residents,  to  the  Loyal  Address  from  the  City  of  Lichfield  to  the 
Queen,  shortly  after  the  Trial  of  Dr.  Sachevercll;  which  Address  was  strongly 
condemnatory  of  the  republican  principles  to  revive  which  attempts  were  then 
making,  as  by  the  allegations  of  the  same  Address  would  appear. 


PROCIOKDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  ETC.  \r\jj 

17th  July,  1714. 
Mr.  George  Hector  elected  a  Magistrate  and  Member  of  the  Corporation. 

25th  July,  1719. 
Mr.  George  Hector  was  elected  Junior  Bailiff. 

25th  July,  1727. 
Benjamin  Hector,  gent.,  elected  Sheriff  of  the  City  of  Lichfield. 

22d  June,  1728. 
Mr.  George  Hector  resigned  his  situation  as  a  Member  of  the  Corporation. 

30th  April,  1740. 

A  Lease  for  21  years  granted  to  Mr.  George  Hector  of  "a  little  piece  of  land  in 

Dovehouse  Fields." 


No,  III,    PROCEEDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  &c, 


No.  65. — From  RECORDS  in  the  TOWER  OF  LONDON. 

Edwardus  Dei  gracia  Rex  Anglic  et  Francie  et  Dominus  Hibernie  dilecto  sibi 
Johanni  de  Swynerton,  Escaetori  suo  in  comitatu  Salopie,  salutem.  Mandamus  vobis 
quod  per  sacramentum  proborum  et  legalium  hominum  de  balliva  vestra,  per  quos  rei 
vcritas  melius  sciri  poterit  diligentcr  inquiratis  si  sit  ad  dampnum  vel  prejudicium 
nostrum  aut  aliorum  si  concedamus  Griffino  le  Warenne  quod  ipse  de  manerio  de 
Ightefeld  cum  pertincnciis,  quod  de  nobis  tenetur  in  capite  ut  dicitur,  feoffare  possit 
Willielmum  de  Botefeld  clericum  et  Willielmum  de  Ightefeld,  Habendum  et  tenen- 
dum  sibi  et  heredibus  suis  de  nobis  et  heredibus  nostris  per  servicia  inde  debita  ct 
consueta  imperpctuum ;  et  eisdem  Willielmo  et  Willielmo  quod  ipsi  habita  inde  plena 
et  pacifica  seisina  dare  possint  et  concedere  dictum  manerium  cum  pertinenciis  pre- 
dicto  Griffino  ad  totam  vitain  suam,  Habendum  et  tenendum  de  nobis  et  heredibus 
nostris  per  servicia  predicta.  Ita  quod  post  mortem  predict!  Griffini  dictum  mane- 
rium cum  pertinenciis  Griffino  filio  Johannis  filii  Griffini  et  Elizabethe  uxori  ejus  et 
heredibus  de  corporibus  ipsorum  Griffini  filii  Johannis  et  Elizabethe  exeuntibus 
remaneat,  Habendum  et  tenendum  de  nobis  et  heredibus  nostris  per  servicia  predicta. 
Et  si  iidem  Griffinus  films  Johannis  et  Elizabetha  sine  herede  de  corporibus  suis 
exeunte  obierint,  dictum  manerium  cum  pertinenciis  rectis  heredibus  predicti  Griffini 

n 


XCV111  APPENDIX. 

le  Warenne  remaneat,  tenendum  de  nobis  et  heredibus  nostris  per  servicia  predicta 
imperpetuum.  Kecne  et  si  sit  ad  dampuum  vel  prejudicium  nostrum  aut  aliorum,  tune 
ad  quod  dampnum  et  quod  prejudicium  nostrum,  et  ad  quod  dampnum  vel  prejudi- 
cium aliorum  et  quorum,  et  qualiter  et  quo  modo.  Et  si  predictum  manerium  teneatur 
de  nobis  in  capite  ut  predictum  est  an  de  alio,  et  si  de  nobis  tune  per  quod  servicium 
et  qualiter  et  quo  modo,  et  si  de  alio  tune  de  quo  vel  de  quibus  et  per  quod  servicium 
et  qualiter  et  quo  modo,  et  quantum  predictum  manerium  valeat  per  annum  in  omni- 
bus exitibus  juxta  verum  valorem  ejusdem;  et  si  que  terre  seu  tenementa  eidem  Grif- 
fino  le  Warenne  remaneant  ultra  manerium  predictum,  tune  que  terre  et  quo  tene- 
menta et  ubi  et  de  quo  vel  de  quibus  teneantur,  utrum  videlicet  de  nobis  vel  de  alio, 
et  si  de  nobis  tune  per  quod  servicium  et  qualiter  et  quo  modo,  et  si  de  alio  tune  de 
quo  vel  de  quibus  et  per  quod  servicium  et  qualiter  et  quo  modo,  et  quantum  valeaiit 
per  annum  in  omnibus  exitibus.  Et  inquisicionem  inde  distinctc  et  aperte  factam 
nobis  in  Cancellariam  nostram  sub  sigillo  vestro  et  sigillis  eorum  per  quos  facta  fuerit 
sine  dilacione  mittatis  et  hoc  breve.  Teste  me  ipso  apud  Westmonasterium  xvj.  die 
Maii  anno  regni  nostri  Anglic  tricessimo  regni  vero  nostri  Francie  decimo  septimo. 

TlSSYNG. 

Inquisicio  facta  coram  Johanne  de  Swynnerton  Escaetore  domini  Regis  in  comi- 
tatu  Salopie  apud  Ightfeld  v.  die  Julii  anno  regni  regis  Edwardi  tercii  post  con- 
questum  xxx.  virtute  cujusdam  brevis  domini  Regis  huic  Inquisicioni  consuti  per 
sacramentum  Johannis  de  Wetunhull,  Thome  de  Wylaston,  Gryffini  Aleyn,  Johannis 
de  Lee,  Reginald!  filii  Gryffini,  Ranulphi  del  Wode,  Willielmi  del  Blakhurst,  Wil- 
lielmi  Colle,  Thome  Geffrey,  Nlcholai  del  More,  Johannis  Geffrey,  et  Ricardi  de  Stret- 
ton.  Qui  dicunt  per  sacramentum  suum  quod  non  est  ad  dampnum  neque  prejudi- 
cium domini  Regis  nee  aliorum  licet  dominus  Rex  concedat  Griffino  le  Warenne 
quod  ipse  de  rnanerio  de  Ightfeld  cum  pertinenciis,  quod  de  domino  Rege  tenetur  in 
capite,  feoffare  possit  Willielmum  de  Botefeld  clericum  et  Willielmum  de  Ightfeld 
Habendum  et  tenendum  sibi  et  heredibus  suis  de  domino  Rege  et  heredibus  suis  per 
servicia  inde  debita  et  consueta  imperpetuum ;  et  eisdem  Willielmo  et  Willielmo 
quod  ipsi,  habita  inde  plena  et  pacifica  seisina,  dare  possiiit  et  concedere  dictum  ma- 
nerium cum  pertinenciis  predicto  Griffino  ad  totam  vitam  suam,  Habendum  et  tenen- 
dum de  domino  Rege  et  heredibus  suis  per  servicia  predicta.  Ita  quod  post  mortem 
predicti  Griffini  dictum  manerium  cum  pertinenciis  Griffino  filio  Johannis  filii 
Griffini  et  Elizabethe  uxori  ejus  et  heredibus  de  corporibus  ipsorum  Griffini  filii 
Johannis  et  Elizabethe  exeuntibus  remaneat,  Habendum  et  tenendum  de  domino 
Rege  et  heredibus  suis  per  servicia  predicta.  Et  si  iidem  Griffinus  filius  Johannis  et 
Elizabetha  sine  herede  de  corporibus  suis  exeunte  obierint,  dictum  manerium  cum 
pertinenciis  rectis  heredibus  predicti  Griffini  le  Warenne  remaneat,  tenendum  de 


PROCEEDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  ETC.  XC1X 

domino  Rcgc  et  hcredibus  suis  per  servicia  predicts  imperpetuum.  Et  dicunt  quod 
dictum  manerium  tenctur  de  domino  Kegc  in  capite  per  magnam  serjauntiam  ut  de 
corona,  videlicet  quando  dominus  Rex  iturus  est  in  guerra  Wallie  de  inveniendo 
unam  hominem  pcditem  cum  arcu  et  sagittis  in  castro  de  Montegomery  ibidem  mora- 
turum  per  xl.  dies  ad  vadium  domini  Regis  capiendum  per  diem  ij.  denarios.  Et 
dicunt  quod  dictum  manerium  cum  pertinenciis  tenetur  de  domino  Rege  in  capite 
per  servicium  de  faciendo  sectam  ad  comitatum  Salopie  de  comitatu  in  comitatum  et 
de  faciendo  sectam  ad  hundredum  de  Bradford  de  hundredo  in  hundredum.  Et 
dicunt  quod  nulla  terras  neque  tencmenta  in  dicto  comitatu  Salopie  de  alio  tenet. 
Et  dicunt  quod  dictum  manerium  cnm  pertinenciis  valet  per  annum  in  omnibus 
exitibus  juxta  verum  valorem  ejusdem  salvis  reprisis  octo  libras.  Et  dicunt  quod 
nulla  terre  neque  tenementa  ultra  manerium  predictum  prefato  Griffino  le  Warenne 
in  dicto  comitatu  Salopie  remaneant.  In  cujus  rei  testimonium  huic  inquisicioni 
predicti  Juratores  sigilla  sua  apposuerunt. 

From  the  Public  Records  in  the  custody  of  the  Master  of  the  Rolls,  and  pre- 
served in  the  Tower  of  London,  to  wit,  Escheats,  xxx.  Edward  III. 
(Second  Numbers,)  No.  20. 


No.  66. — Erom  the  TOWER  RECORDS. 

Huberd  xiij.  die  Februarii,  1601. 
To  the  right  honorable  Sir  Thomas  Egerton,  knight,  Lord  Keeper  of  the 

Greate  Scale  of  England. 

Humbly  complayninge,  sheweth  unto  your  good  Lordship,  your  daylie  orator 
Lewes  Blackmore,  of  Dulverton,  in  the  county  of  Somerset!.  That  where  aboute 
*  yeres  now  last  past,  your  said  orator  standinge  occasioned  of  some 
money  for  his  necessarie  use,  resorted  unto  one  Thomas  Botefeild,  of  Downe  Saint 
Marie,  in  the  county  of  Devon,  and  requested  of  him  the  loane  of  six  poundes, 
upon  whose  mocion  the  said  Botefeild  consented  thereunto,  and  did  in  deede 
deliver  unto  him  your  said  orator  one  peece  of  gold  called  a  portigue,  the  which 
the  said  Botefeild  affirmed  to  be  of  the  some  or  valew  of  foure  poundes,  and  did 
also  deliver  to  your  oratour  fourty  shillinges  in  other  money  to  fill  up  the  said 
somme  of  sixe  poundes  which  your  said  orator  received,  and  thereupon  by  his 

*  Sic  in  orig. 
n2 


C  APPENDIX. 

bill  or  obligacion  of  the  some  of  twelve  poundes  or  thercaboutes,  became  bounden 
to  the  said  Botefeild  for  the  paymente  of  the  somme  of  six  poundes,  at  a  certeyne 
daie,  in  the  same  condicion  mencioned  and  expressed.  And  your  said  orator  soe 
havinge  received  the  same  portigue  in  foure  poundes,  and  proferringe  to  make  pay- 
mente of  the  same  after  the  same  rate,  the  same  portigue  was,  at  the  handes  of 
sundry  severall  persons,  refused  to  be  accepted  at  that  value,  for  that  the  same 
was  indeede  but  of  the  valew  of  three  poundes  and  ten  shillinges,  which  notwith- 
standinge,  your  said  orator  the  very  next  day  after  the  day  lymited  upon  the  said 
bill  or  obligacion,  did  sende  the  said  somme  of  six  poundes  to  the  said  Botefeild  to 
dischardge  and'satisfie  the  same  bill  of  twelve  poundes  or  thereaboutes,  and  for 
because  the  same  was  not  tendred  or  paid  unto  him  upon  the  veary  daie  lymited 
upon  the  said  bill  or  obligacion,  he  the  said  Botefeild  utterlie  refused  to  accept  of 
the  said  six  poundes,  but  did  fourthwith  procure  proces  at  the  common  lawe  against 
your  said  orator,  upon  the  said  bill  or  obligacion  of  twelve  poundes,  and  proceeded 
in  the  same  very  extreamelie  and  unconscionably,  and  had  recovery  of  the  said 
twelve  poundes  conteyned  in  the  said  bill  or  obligacion,  and  twenty  shillinges  for 
his  costes  of  suite,  whereupon  your  said  orator  was  inforced  to  grow  to  composicion 
and  agreemente  with  the  said  Botefeild,  touchinge  the  same,  and  to  geve  securitie 
for  the  paymente  of  sixteene  poundes  to  the  said  Botefeild  before  such  tyme  as  he 
could  be  freed  of  and  from  an  arrest  upon  a  capias  ad  satisfaciendum  for  the  said 
money  recovered  upon  the  said  bill  or  obligacion,  and  your  said  orator,  for  the 
security  of  paymente  of  the  said  sixteene  poundes,  did,  togither  with  one  William 
Blackmore,  of  Dulverton,  in  the  said  county  of  Somersett,  assure,  convay,  and  make 
over  to  one  Nicholas  Botefeild,  to  the  use  and  benefitt  of  the  said  Thomas  Botefeild, 
certeyne  messuages,  landes,  tenementes,  meadowes,  leasues,  feedinges,  and  pastures 
scituate  in  Westbradford,  within  the  parish  of  Downe  Saint  Marie  in  the  said  county 
of  Devon,  in  which  the  said  William  Blackmore  and  your  said  orator  then  had  an 
estate  for  their  lives  for  the  terme  of  eight  yeres  from  the  third  daie  of  Male, 
one  thousande  six  hundred  and  one,  with  this  proviso  or  condicion,  that  yf  the  said 
Willyam  Blackmore  and  your  said  orator,  their  executors,  administrators,  or  assignes, 
or  any  one  of  them,  did  paie  or  cause  to  be  paid  to  the  said  Nicholas  Botefeild 
the  some  of  sixteene  poundes  in  or  upon  the  third  daie  of  Male  in  the  two  and 
fourteth  yere  of  her  Majestie's  raigne,  which  was  in  deede  the  third  day  of  May 
next  after  the  makinge  of  the  said  conveyance  or  assurance.  That  then  the  said 
graunte  or  conveyance  of  the  said  landes,  tenementes,  and  premisses  should  be  void 
and  of  none  effect,  upon  makinge  and  entringe  into  which  assurance  the  said  Thomas 
Botefeild  promised  to  deliver  up  unto  your  said  orator  the  said  bill  or  obligacion 
of  twelve  poundes  to  be  cancelled,  and  also  to  acknowledge  satisfaction  upon  the 
foresaid  judgmente  procured  against  him  upon  the  same  bill.  And  where  also  your 


PROCEEDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  ETC.  d 

said  orator,  aboutc  *  yeres  now  last  paste,  in  and  by  one  bande  obligatorie 

of  the  some  of  fourteene  poundes  or  thereaboutes,  became  bounden  unto  one 
Edward  Marley  of  Yearnscombe,  in  the  county  of  Devon,  with  condicion  for  the 
trew  paymcnte  of  the  some  of  seaven  poundes  at  a  certayne  daie  and  tyme,  in  the 
same  condicion  mencioned  and  expressed,  att  or  veary  shortlie  upon  which  daie 
mencioned  in  the  said  condicion  your  said  orator  did  satisfie  and  paie,  or  otherwise 
content,  the  said  Edward  Marley,  of  and  for  the  said  bande  of  fourteene  poundes, 
so  as  thereupon  the  said  Edward  Marley  then  faythfully  promised  and  undertooke 
to  deliver  up  the  same  bande  to  be  cancelled  and  made  void.  And  where  also  your 
said  orator,  at  the  speciall  instance  and  request  of  the  said  Edward  Marley,  and  for 
the  only  debt  of  the  said  Edward,  became  joyntlie  and  severallie  bounden  in  one 
bande  obligatorye  of  the  some  of  eight  poundes,  to  one  f,  with  con- 

dicion for  the  paymente  of  the  same  foure  poundes  and  foure  shillinges  at  a  certeyne 
daie  and  tyme,  likewise  in  the  condicion  of  the  same  bande  lymited  and  expressed, 
of  which  bande  soe  entred  into  the  said  Edward  Marley  then  faithfully  promised  to 
your  said  orator  that  he  would  discharge  and  save  your  orator  harmeles,  and  that  he 
would  satisfie  the  said  foure  poundes  and  foure  shillinges  at  the  daie  in  the  con- 
dicion mencioned,  and  would  procure  the  same  bande  to  be  delivered  upp,  which  he 
likewise  promised  to  deliver  to  your  said  orator,  soe  as  he  might  fully  perceive  and 
understande  that  he  should  be  freed  of  and  touchinge  the  same  bande.  But  now 
soe  yt  ys  yf  yt  may  like  your  good  lordship,  that  albeit  your  said  orator  have  soe  as 
before  only  for  the  some  of  six  poundes  lent  in  manner  and  forme  aforesaid,  ben 
compelled  and  enforced  to  enter  into  securitie  of  good  lande  and  livinge,  togither 
with  the  said  Willyam  Blackmore,  for  the  paymente  of  the  some  of  sixteene  poundes 
to  the  use  and  benefitt  of  the  said  Thomas  Botefeild,  which  was  more  indeede  then 
lawe  could  enforce  or  compell  him  to  paie,  for  that  the  penalty  of  the  foresaid  bill 
entred  into  by  your  said  orator  to  the  said  Thomas  Botefeild,  and  his  costes  of  suite 
thereupon,  was  but  only  thirteene  poundes,  yet  he  the  said  Thomas  Botefeild  most 
unconscionably  and  without  all  regard  of  reasonable  or  indeferent  dealinge,  doth  not 
only  contrarie  to  his  owne  promise  deteyne  and  withold  the  same  bill  of  twelve 
poundes,  but  also  refuseth  to  deliver  up  the  same,  and  besides  also  denyeth  to  ack- 
nowledge satisfaccion  upon  the  said  judgment*  upon  the  same  bill,  and  threatneth 
hitherunto  to  take  advantage  against  your  said  orator  of  and  upon  the  same  judg- 
mente;  and  your  said  orator  havinge  fully  contented  and  satisfied  the  said  Edward 
Marley  of,  for,  and  touchinge  the  said  bande  of  foureteene  poundes,  and  he  the 
said  Marley  soe  as  before  promissinge  to  deliver  up  the  same,  yet  he  the  said  Edward 
Marley,  contrarie  to  his  said  promise,  doth  still  withhold  and  detayne  the  same 

*  Blank  in  orig.  f  Blank  in  orig. 


Cll  APPENDIX. 

bande  in  his  custodie,  denyingo  that  he  hath  ever  received  any  parte  of  the  debt 
thereupon,  and  threatneth  to  attempt  suite  and  accion  thereupon  at  the  common 
lawes  of  this  realme,  to  th'ende  to  recover  the  whole  forfeiture  of  the  same.  And 
also  he  the  said  Edward  Marley  havinge  soe  as  before  promised  to  dischardge  and 
save  your  orator  harmeles  of,  for,  and  touchinge  the  said  bande  of  eight  poundes, 
and  to  procure  the  same  bande  to  be  delivered  up  upon  paymente  of  the  money 
conteyned  in  the  condicion  of  the  same,  so  as  the  same  might  be  delivered  up  to 
your  orator  to  be  cancelled,  nevertheless  he  the  said  Edward  Marley  hath  not  only 
not  procured  the  said  bande  to  be  delivered  up  to  your  orator,  but  hath  also  secretlie 
and  under  hand  contrived  with  the  partie  to  whom  the  said  bande  was  made  and 
entered  into,  to  th'ende  that  suyte  shalbe  attempted  thereupon  against  your  orator 
only,  wherby  to  recover  the  penalty  of  the  same  against  your  orator,  and  soe  free 
him  the  said  Edward  Marley  of  and  from  the  penalty  thereof,  contrary  to  all  equity 
and  good  conscience.  In  consideracion  whereof,  and  for  that  your  said  orator,  by 
reason  that  he  hath  not  any  direct  or  certeyne  proufe  of  the  materiall  matters 
before  alledged,  cannot  grounde  or  mayntayne  any  action  or  actions  at  or  by  the 
strict  course  of  the  common  lawes  of  this  realme,  and  for  that  the  truth  of  the 
same  cannot  by  any  meane  soe  apparantlie  be  discovered  as  by  the  othe  of  the  said 
Thomas  Botefeild  and  Edward  Marley  in  this  honorable  Court,  neither  hath  your 
said  orator  any  remedy  elswhere,  saveinge  only  in  this  honorable  Court,  to  avoyd  the 
daunger  and  penaltyes  of  the  said  bandes  and  judgmentes  before  mencioncd,  May 
yt  therefore  please  your  good  lordship,  the  premisses  considered,  to  graunte  unto 
your  said  orator  her  Majestie's  most  gracious  writ  of  Sub  pena,  to  be  directed  to  the 
said  Thomas  Botefeild  and  Edward  Marley,  commaunding  them,  and  either  of  them, 
thereby  at  a  certeyne  daie,  and  under  a  certeyne  payne  therein  to  be  lymited,  per- 
sonally to  be  and  appere  before  your  good  lordship  in  her  Majestie's  High  Court  of 
Chauncery,  then  and  there  to  answere  the  premisses,  and  further  to  stande  to  and 
abide  such  order  and  direction  therein  as  to  your  good  lordship  shall  stande  with 
equity  and  good  conscience.  And  your  orator,  accordinge  to  his  bounden  duty, 
shall  daylie  pray  unto  the  Almightie  God  for  the  preservacion  of  your  honor  in  all 
health  and  happines  longe  to  continewe. 

WALKER. 

Elizabetha  Dei  gracia  Anglie,  Francie,  et  Hibernie  regina,  fidei  defensor,  &c. 
dilectis  sibi  Philippo  Bigilston,  Willielmo  Jurden,  et  Johanni  Martyn  Generosis 
salutem.  Cum  Lodovicus  Blackemore,  quandam  peticionem  coram  nobis  in  Cancellaria 
nostra,  versus  Thomam  Botefeilde  nuper  exhibuit,  quodque  eidem  per  breve  nostrum 
preceperimus  quod  esset  coram  nobis  in  dicta  Cancellaria  nostra  ad  certuin  diem  jam 
preteritum  peticioni  predicte  responsurus,  Sciatis  quod  nos  de  fidelitatibus  et  providis 


PROCEEDINGS  IN  CHANCERY,  ETC. 

circumspeccionibus  vestris  plenius  confidentes  dedimus  vobis  vel  duobus  vcstrum 
l>otL'st:itcm  et  aucthoritatem  ipsum  Thomam  de  et  super  materia  peticionis  predicte 
cujus  tenorem  vobis  mittimus  presentibus  interclusum  diligenter  examinandum.  Et 
ideo  vobis  vel  duobus  vcstrum  mandamus  quod  ad  certum  diem  et  locum  quc  ad  hoc 
provideritis  ad  prefatum  Thomam  accedatis  si  commode  ad  vos  vel  duos  vestrum 
laborare  non  possit,  ac  ipsum  de  et  super  materia  peticionis  predicte  super  sacra- 
mentum  suum  tactis  per  eum  coram  vobis  vel  duobua  vestrum  sacrosanctis  dei  Evan- 
geliis  corporaliter  prestandum  diligenter  examinetis,  dictamque  suam  responcionem 
eidem  peticioni  fiendam  recipiatis  et  in  scriptis  in  pergameno  redigatis  Et  cum 
illam  sic  ceperitis  earn  nobis  in  Cancellariam  nostram  predictam  cum  tenore  predicto 
necnon  totum  factum  vestrum  in  hac  parte  in  Quindena  Pasche  proximo  futura 
ubicumque  tune  fuerit  sub  sigillis  vestris  vel  duorum  vestrum  clausam  distincte  et 
aperte  mittatis  ct  hoc  breve.  Proviso  semper  quod  dictus  Johannes  Martyn  habeat 
premonicionem  per  spacium  sex  dierum  de  die  et  loco  execucionis  hujus  Commis- 
sionis.  Teste  me  ipsa  apud  Westmonasterium  duodecimo  die  Februarii  anno  regni 
nostri  quadragesimo  tercio. 

EGEHTON. 
(In  dorso.) 

Execucio  istius  Commissionis  patet  in  quadam  responsione  huic 
Commissioni  annexa. 

PHILIP  BIGILSTON. 

Jo.  MARTIN. 

WlLLYAM  JURDEN. 

(The  membrane  following  this  Commission  is  a  verbatim  copy  of  the  plaintiff's 

bill  ut  antea.) 
EVELYN. 
The  answeare  of  Thomas  Botfeld,  one  of  the  defendantes  to  the  bill  of  com- 

plainte  of  Lewes  Blackmore,  complaynant. 

The  saide  defendant,  saving  to  himselfe  at  all  tymes  hereafter  all  advauntages  of 
exceptions  to  the  insufficiencies  and  to  all  other  imperfeccions  in  the  said  bill  of 
complain te  contayned,  for  answere  to  so  much  of  the  matters  therein  contayned  as 
doe  concerne  this  defendant,  He  sayeth  that  it  is  true  that  the  said  complaynant  did 
come  to  borrow  sixe  poundes  of  him,  this  defendant,  as  he  the  saide  complaynant  had 
donne  many  tymes  before ;  and  he  the  said  defendant  not  having  then  six  poundes 
in  present  and  payable  money,  and  yet  this  defendant  being  then  very  willinge  to 
pleasure  and  helpe  the  said  complaynant,  as  he  this  defendant  had  done  many  tymes 
before  without  takinge  usuryc  or  interest  for  the  same,  did  lende  and  deliver  to  the 
said  complaynant,  to  serve  his  necessitie,  fortie  shillinges  in  payable  money,  and  did 


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dclyver  to  him  the  said  complaynant  a  peecc  of  goulde  called  a  portague,  to  the 
intent  that  the  said  complaynant  might  have  borrowed  fower  poundes  more  to  serve 
his  farther  use,  and  therewith  to  make  up  the  some  of  sixe  poundes,  not  intendinge 
that  the  said  complaynant  should  have  paid  or  delyvered  the  same  gold  in  payment 
to  any  parsone,  but  to  have  redelyvered  the  same  to  this  defendant,  with  the  other 
fortie  shillinges  which  this  defendant  did  alwaies  intende  to  have  received  againe. 
And  the  said  defendant  farther  saith  that  he  dotli  not  certcnly  remember  within  how 
many  daies  after  the  breach  of  the  said  bande  or  bill  obligatorie  the  said  com- 
playnant, or  some  other  for  him,  did  tender  six  poundes  to  this  defendant,  but  that 
the  tender  thereof  was  after  the  daie  of  payment  lymytted  and  appointed  in  and  by 
the  condicion  of  the  same,  as  in  and  by  the  said  complaynantes  owne  shcwinge,  in 
and  by  his  said  bill  of  complaynt  yt  doth  appeare.  And  this  defendant  farther 
sayeth  for  that  William  Blackmore,  named  in  the  said  complaynantes  bill,  beinge 
uncle  to  the  said  complaynant,  and  in  howse  with  the  said  complaynant,  and  as  the 
defendant  hath  bene  informed  that  he  the  said  William  Blackmore  ys  much  ruled  by 
the  said  complaynant  in  all  or  most  of  his  dealinges,  and  he  the  said  William 
Blackmore  beinge  also  bounden  in  other  bandes  or  obligacions  to  this  defendant,  and 
the  bandes  beinge  longe  sithence  and  longe  before  the  mony  lastly  lent  forfyted,  and 
this  defendant  doubtinge  of  there  sufficiencies,  and  beinge  by  them  or  one  of  them 
greatlie  misused  in  other  agrementes  made  betwene  this  defendant  and  the  said 
William  and  the  complaynant,  and  thereupon  this  defendant  did  refuse  to  receive 
any  money  of  the  said  complaynant  until  he  this  defendant  might  have  a  small  ende 
with  them  both,  without  any  charges  of  lawe,  yf  this  defendant  might  have  had 
the  same  in  anie  reasonable  sorte,  which  this  defendant  did  seeke  in  very  kinde  sorte, 
but  could  not  obtaine  anie  reasonable  ende  with  them,  and  thereupon  suite  was  com- 
menced against  the  said  complaynant  and  the  said  William  Blackmore.  and  judg- 
ment had  against  him  the  said  complaynant,  whereupon  the  said  complaynant  and 
the  said  William  Blackmore  his  uncle  did  compounde  and  agree  with  Nicholas 
Botfeld,  being  this  defendant's  sonne,  in  the  behalfe  of  this  defendant,  for  to  pay  him 
the  said  Nicholas  Botfeld  the  some  of  sixtene  poundes  of  lawfull  money  in  discharge 
of  themselves  against  this  defendant,  as  this  defendant  was  shortly  after  the  said 
agreement  informed,  and  doth  beleve  yt  to  be  true,  for  which  there  said  debtes,due 
and  penalties  of  bandes  forfeited,  they  the  said  William  Blackmore  and  the  said  com- 
playnant are  freed  and  discharged  against  this  defendant  for  the  saide  some  of 
sixtene  poundes,  and  is  readye  to  acknowledge  satisfaccion  or  otherwise  release  them, 
so  as  the  said  complaynant  will  release  him  this  defendant,  his  executors  and  adminis-* 
trators,  in  due  forme  of  lawe,  as  shalbe  devised  by  this  defendantcs  learned  councell, 
of  all  accions  of  errors,  execucions,  judgmentes,  and  demaundes  concernynge  the  same 
judgment.  Without  that  this  defendant  did  delyver  to  the  said  complaynant  the 


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pecce  of  gold  called  a  portiguc,  to  pay  or  to  make  any  payment  therwith  in  anic 
other  manner  and  forme  then  is  by  this  defendant  in  and  by  this  his  answere  truly 
declared.  And  without  that  this  defendant  did  forthwith,  upon  the  breach  and  none 
payment  of  the  said  six  poundes,  put  the  said  bonde  presentlie  in  suite  as  the  saide 
complaynant  in  his  said  bill  allcageth.  And  without  that  this  defendant,  at  the 
makinge  and  cntringe  into  the  said  assurance  to  the  said  Nicholas  Botfeld,  did 
assure  and  promys  to  deliver  up  to  the  said  complaynant  the  said  bill  or  bande  of 
twelve  poundes,  in  such  sorte  as  in  and  by  the  said  complaynantes  bill  yt  is  untruly 
surmised.  And  without  that  this  defendant  did  ever  threaten  to  take  another  execucion 
upon  the  same  judgment;  but  for  the  p